Lord of the Rings music... Gosh, I love it!

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Sithman, Oct 28, 2001.

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  1. dehrian Manager Emeritus

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    I think it's Carmina Burana by Orff, but I'm not 100% sure.
  2. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    i just started listening to it... all 25 minutes... i doubt its in there! i know it isnt o fortuna...
  3. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    i am correct, it is no part of carmina burana...
  4. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    only lead i have is

    "Gothic Power" - Christopher Field

    i got that from soundtrack.net/trailers i have no luck finding the actuall song though, if any one finds it let me know...


    edit: my bad someone already said this up there, it isnt commercially available, curse my metal body, i wasnt fast enough!!!

  5. darthfrede Jedi Master

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    According to theonering.net the three "pre-hears" that you can download from elbakin.com ARE real tracks from the actual FotR-soundtrack.

    Just to clear up any confusion, the songs in question are:

    - Concerning Hobbits
    - Aniron
    - Lothlorien


    And I think they sound VERY Howard Shore-like. Remember the "Silence of the Lambs"-soundtrack?


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    TRAILER MUSIC:

    In the second theatrical trailer which were released, the melody which is playing during the pictures below is called "Mother Africa (reprise)" It's made by Hans Zimmer and is from the soundtrack for "The Power of One".

    [image=http://img-www.theonering.net/movie/preview/images/trailer02_76.jpg] [image=http://img-www.theonering.net/movie/preview/images/trailer02_120.jpg] [image=http://img-www.theonering.net/movie/preview/images/trailer02_83.jpg]


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    AMAZON.COM's "EDITORIAL REVIEW" OF THE SCORE (the most interesting part has been highlighted):

    Score composer Howard Shore has informed this first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy with his distinctly modern sensibilities. Revolving loosely around a brief, heroic brass theme, this epic is infused with a powerful rhythmic thrust and a musical range that encompasses centuries (from the Renaissance pastoralism of "Concerning Hobbits" to the fiery, Prokofiev-influenced drama of "A Knife in the Dark"). Key to the score's sense of mystery and magical place are the rich choral passages that are interspersed throughout, some so ominously gothic they make The Phantom Menace's "Duel of the Fates" sound almost sunny by comparison. Enya's contributions ("The Council of Elrond" and the song "May It Be") add a sense of organic tranquility, but it's Shore's Wagnerian-scaled orchestral score that should long be cherished by admirers of film music and Hobbits alike.


    (Pretty cool!!!... don't you think?)
  6. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    that mother africa reprise isnt the song in the trailer i just downloaded it... hmm...
  7. darthfrede Jedi Master

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    It IS the melody in the end of the second trailer...

    Did you download "Mother Africa" or "Mother Africa (reprise)". You need to download "Mother Africa (reprise)"!
  8. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    oh... the second trailer... i thought this was about the theatrical trailer... its a cool song none the less... but the soundtrack.net said it was that gothic power or whatever... my no know.
  9. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    What's the difference between the Lord of the Rings soundtrack and the Lord of the Rings Limited Edition soundtrack? They seem to have the same track listing...is the latter worth 10 dollars more?
  10. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Uh, there IS some sort of LOTR soundtrack from the LOTR cartoon that came out a long while ago, but I don't think much of the *current* LOTR music is released yet.

    P.S. Can anyone direct me to the 2 FOTR songs with lyrics that everyone's raving about?
  11. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Me too, me too...and answer my question while you're at it.
  12. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Mas, those 2 soundtracks you're talking about- are they both for the *new* FOTR movie? If so, man, I am confused. :D
  13. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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  14. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    LotR Limited Edition Sountrack
    1. The Prophecy
    2. Concerning Hobbits
    3. The Shadow Of The Past
    4. The Treason Of Isengard
    5. The Black Rider
    6. At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony
    7. A Knife In The Dark
    8. Flight To The Ford
    9. Many Meetings
    10. The Council Of Elrond [featuring the song "Aniron (Theme For Aragorn And Arwen)" composed & performed by Enya]
    11. The Ring Goes South
    12. A Journey In The Dark
    13. The Bridge Of Khazad Dum
    14. Lothlorien
    15. The Great River
    16. Amon Hen
    17. The Breaking Of The Fellowship
    18. May It Be [composed & performed by Enya]




    LotR Sountrack
    1. The Prophecy
    2. Concerning Hobbits
    3. The Shadow Of The Past
    4. The Treason Of Isengard
    5. The Black Rider
    6. At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony
    7. A Knife In The Dark
    8. Flight To The Ford
    9. Many Meetings
    10. The Council Of Elrond [featuring the song "Aniron (Theme For Aragorn And Arwen)" composed & performed by Enya]
    11. The Ring Goes South
    12. A Journey In The Dark
    13. The Bridge Of Khazad Dum
    14. Lothlorien
    15. The Great River
    16. Amon Hen
    17. The Breaking Of The Fellowship
    18. May It Be [composed & performed by Enya]
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    Uh, *I* certainly don't see any difference. :confused:
  15. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Uh, *I* certainly don't see any difference

    I
    do. About ten dollars difference.
  16. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    I meant in reference to the tracks. :D ...Silly goose. :D
  17. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    hey sithman i dont think anyone knows the song with the cool choir stuff in it...
  18. darthfrede Jedi Master

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    Here's the difference:



    NORMAL SOUNDTRACK:

    Standard CD... (there's really not much more to tell)


    LIMITED-EDITION SOUNDTRACK:

    It's leather bound... :)
    [image=http://img-www.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/2138.jpg]
    ...TOO COOL!!! ;)
  19. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    That's IT? Sweet monkeys, I'm ain't shelling out an extra $10 for THAT!

    Sheesh...
  20. darthfrede Jedi Master

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    There are actually more differences between the two soundtracks. You can read about them here:

    TorN



    (The limited edition is DEFINITELY worth the ten extra bucks!!!)
  21. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    ...Probably not for me.
  22. IronParrot Manager Emeritus

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    Have any of you heard the latest clips that have been posted? TorN has posted links to "May It Be", and excerpts of "Aniron", "Lothlorien", and "Concerning Hobbits".

    In short: this is one score to rule them all.

    I am no longer worried about how the music for this film is going to turn out. Thank goodness, because that was one of my primary concerns remaining...
  23. IronParrot Manager Emeritus

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    Here are some links. They were still active last time I checked.

    May It Be (lyrics)
    Aniron
    Lothlorien
    Concerning Hobbits

    Like I said. These are short, low-quality clips (except "May It Be", which I think is the entire song) but they will blow you away.
  24. bright sith Jedi Grand Master

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    Interesting clips, didn't totally blow me away, but they sound good. Shouldn't worry too much about the music though, Howard Shore has proven to be quite a talent for all different kinds of scores.
  25. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Click here for a review of the score with clips from all the tracks. Sounds pretty good. Looks like it'll live up to the hype.
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