The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive

The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive


The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive Account of Howard Shore's Scores (Book and Rarities CD) ❥ [KINDLE] ❂ The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive Account of Howard Shore's Scores (Book and Rarities CD) By Doug Adams ➢ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films Book CD Howard Shores Academy Award winning score for The Lord of the Rings has been hailed as some of the greatest film music ever written Sweeping in scope, The Music of the of The PDF/EPUB ½ Lord of the Rings Films Book CD Howard Shores Academy Award winning score for The Lord of the Rings has been hailed as some of the greatest film music ever written Sweeping in scope, it is an interpretation of JRR Tolkien s Middle earth as music an operatic tapestry of cultures,.


10 thoughts on “The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive Account of Howard Shore's Scores (Book and Rarities CD)

  1. Tom Tom says:

    This 5 star rating is a combined rating for this book and the Lord of the Rings Complete Recordings CDs, which are three sets comprising a total of 10 discs I d really recommend owning the CDs alongside this book.I can t imagine this book being as good if you didn t own those CDs, as most of its content is a track by track musical analysis of the scores You could try reading the book while watching the movies but the score isn t always up front in the soundtrack, and you might be distracted by This 5 star rating is a combined rating for this book and the Lord of the Rings Complete Recordings CDs, which are three sets comprising a total of 10 discs I d really recommend owning the CDs alongside this book.I can t imagine this book being as good if you didn t own those CDs, as most of its content is a track by track musical analysis of the scores You could try reading the book while watching the movies but the score isn t always up front in the soundtrack, and you might be distracted by what s on screen anyway.Anyway, the analysis of the scores is wonderful and has really enhanced my appreciation of Howard Shore s work for these films, as well as the process of composing in general I have limited musical education studied piano for a few years, over a decade ago so Adams technical language was a little challenging at points, but most musical terms that crop up are defined in footnotes, and I could follow along with the arguments being made in the analysis well enough.Apart from the track by track section, this book also has anecdotes about the recording sessions which are brief but entertaining , lyrics for all the choral pieces, and a thorough listing explanation of every leitmotif and theme used throughout the score Each one of these is demonstrated on the page in musical notation, so with a keyboard app open on my iPhone, I was able to play along, and found myself grinning as I recognised every leitmotif from the countless times I ve seen the movies.I can recommend this book highly if you re a combined Peter Jackson JRR Tolkien fan and you like music but really only get this book if you ve already bought the Complete Recordings


  2. Leaflet Leaflet says:

    For serious fans of Shore s LotR music score Five stars aren t enough for this book I give it a galaxy of stars Without doubt the best book I ve added to my Tolkien library this year, maybe ever.Under the slipcover, the book is bound in a black cloth cover with the elvish ring inscription embossed in gold It s basically divided into two parts Description of the major themes with musical examples, then a mavelously descriptive annotation of the scores for each of the three films The rariti For serious fans of Shore s LotR music score Five stars aren t enough for this book I give it a galaxy of stars Without doubt the best book I ve added to my Tolkien library this year, maybe ever.Under the slipcover, the book is bound in a black cloth cover with the elvish ring inscription embossed in gold It s basically divided into two parts Description of the major themes with musical examples, then a mavelously descriptive annotation of the scores for each of the three films The rarities CD included in the back is filled with musical gems that have never before been released I particularly loved the Shire The Hobbits mock up on the Synclavier and the sweetly poignant Frodo s Song that had originally been intended to be the last song of Return of the King until it was replaced by Into The West.Love love love love this book I plan to spend many happy months poring over it with the Complete Recordings sounding in my ears Did I mention it s also laden with movie photos and sketches by Alan Lee


  3. Devin Garabedian Devin Garabedian says:

    The greatest film score ever written gets a deep dive After 400 pages and nearly four years, I finally made my way through this dense, incredible volume while simultaneously listening to the complete recordings, naturally I now feel I understand about 1 1000th of this masterpiece.


  4. Jordan Lahn Jordan Lahn says:

    Got my copy signed tonight at the Lord of the Rings in Concert event in New York City.


  5. Thomas Mercer Thomas Mercer says:

    Possibly the most must read music appreciation book I ve ever read It should be read both by anyone that wants to better appreciate the art of film scoring, storytelling through music, and composition generally, but also by anyone that wants to write a book about those things This book is a gold standard for what people want from analysis of classical music.The first third of the book is essentially a glossary of the names of the themes Mr Adams will be referring to later The remaining 2 3 s Possibly the most must read music appreciation book I ve ever read It should be read both by anyone that wants to better appreciate the art of film scoring, storytelling through music, and composition generally, but also by anyone that wants to write a book about those things This book is a gold standard for what people want from analysis of classical music.The first third of the book is essentially a glossary of the names of the themes Mr Adams will be referring to later The remaining 2 3 s is a track by track analysis of the Lord of the Rings trilogy s complete soundtracks explaining exactly what Howard Shore conveyed with his music choices as well as why he chose to do those things.I want this book for Wagner s Ring Cycle, Beethoven s symphonies, Tchaikovsky s ballets, and every single score John Williams has written or will write I was already a music nerd and this book exposed me to an even deeper world of the incredible possibilities of music in the hands of an artist.10 10 MUST READ


  6. Marcus Custodio Marcus Custodio says:

    What a fantastic book I want to thank Doug Adams for writing this wonderful guide to what is certainly the most AWEsome soundtrack of all time I ve been in love with the music ever since watching the Fellowship, and I m so happy to have taken this deep dive into the score.I guess some of the musical terminology and analysis will be lost on those of us without a musical education, but it remains a fascinating read nevertheless Needless to say, having the complete recordings playing while one r What a fantastic book I want to thank Doug Adams for writing this wonderful guide to what is certainly the most AWEsome soundtrack of all time I ve been in love with the music ever since watching the Fellowship, and I m so happy to have taken this deep dive into the score.I guess some of the musical terminology and analysis will be lost on those of us without a musical education, but it remains a fascinating read nevertheless Needless to say, having the complete recordings playing while one reads is simply a must.I ve rewatched the first two movies over the past two weeks after studying the music for each one and I m now ready for the Return of the King My respect and admiration for Howard Shore has never been greater, and it now extends to Adams for writing this treasure of a book, which now sits among my favorites


  7. André Gomes André Gomes says:

    Um verdadeiro tratado sobre a banda sonora de uma das sagas mais fascinantes de sempre.O entendimento da constru o dos motivos musicais e a explica o da interliga o dos temas narrativa tornar o a experi ncia de ver O Senhor dos An is numa experi ncia ainda mais especial.Para os aficionados pelos filmes e para os amantes da M sica em geral


  8. Chris Chris says:

    A masterpiece, that every movie music lover should possess It contains a very detailed description and usage of the multiples themes that are used in Lord of the Rings series And it s a perfect companion for the Complete Recordings albums.I wish that Doug Adams can do the same work on Star Wars saga, but for now I m looking forward for the release of Music of The Hobbit


  9. Katie Katie says:

    This was super fun to read I probably have an intermediate knowledge of music theory, and this book can definitely be appreciated by people from all levels of musical backgrounds.


  10. Aiden Heavilin Aiden Heavilin says:

    A beautiful book, one of my favorites Douglas Adams is such a pleasant, gifted writer, with a talent for describing music , Howard Shore composed the greatest film score of all time, and there s a CD with rare bonus tracks How muchcan you ask for


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