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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (complete score) soundtrack


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (complete score) (2001)
 
Product detail
Format: CD/DVD
UPC: 09362494542
Label: Reprise
Label number: 49454
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: December 13th, 2005
Original score by Howard Shore
 
Product availability
Click The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (complete score) soundtrack CD/DVD for more info from The MovieMusic Store.

Album Tracklist
CD 1 (multi-CD album)
1. Prologue One Ring to Rule Them All
2. The Shire
3. Bag End
4. Very Old Friends
5. Flaming Red Hair
...see complete tracklist
Additional soundtrack info
Deluxe four disc set. Three CDs feature more than 180 minutes of the complete score. The fourth disc will present the complete score on DVD in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Liner notes by Doug Adams.


Trivia
Not only does this incredible set contain the ENTIRE score of the "extended cut" DVD, but it also contains ALL instances where one or more of the actors would sing a tune. Included are the early instance of Sir Ian McKellan mumbling "The road goes ever on and on...", Ian Holm singing the same tune as Bilbo sets off towards Rivendell, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan as Merry and Pippin singing at the Green Dragon, and Viggo Mortensen singing the elven love story hymn.

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the song playing in the scene when the Fellowship is mourning over the loss of Gandalf outside the caves of Moria? (from 7dust4life in New York, New York)
A: On this Complete Recordings set, it is in the first track of the third disc - Khazad-Dum - starting at 5:50 and continuing to the end. (thanks to Michael Pipolo, Livingston, MTadd more info
A: It isn't really a "song" in the sense that there are no lyrics associated with it (that we know of). In The Fellowship of the Ring - The Annotated Score written by Doug Adams (you can download it here), he quotes Howard shore as saying: "A four-chord dirge begins under soprano Mabel Faletolu's voice. These are the four chords of Gandalf's Farewells, a theme that, like the Wizard himself, will not return until later in the story."

So there you have it - there are probably distinct syllables associated with the dirge, but no real words. It's really more a theme than a song. For a little more research and information, you can check out Magpie's Nest and navigate to "Source Songs & Poems" -> "Hymn for Gandalf". Hope this helps. (thanks to Earl Carvalho, Indiaadd more info


Q: Can I download or even just read the actual music from the main theme ("The Shire")? I have searched the net to no avail. I want to play it on my piano! (from snippy one in Brighton uk)
A: The song "In Dreams" (FOTR) utilizes the melody of the main Shire Theme. The melody is also heard in the composition often called "The Return of the King." These can be purchased at musicnotes.com. I don't know that you will find a piece of sheet music dedicated to the Shire Theme. (thanks to Magpie, Midwest USAadd more info


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