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« on: November 26, 2003, 09:50:56 AM »

Howard Shore does it again, great score. Previous themes are repeated but in a fresh way.  Annie Lennox does a great job on the ending song "Into the West".  (Although I must admit I am an  Annie Lennox fan)

Of particular note is Track 17 "The Return of the King".  Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) renders the words of Elendil in a liturgical- style chant as he receives the crown of Gondor.

"Et Earello Endorenna utilien.  Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-metta."

"Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come.  In this place will I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world."
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2003, 03:21:53 PM »

Howard Shore is a brilliant composer, imho.  Tonight in Wellington New Zealand, he premiered a symphony based on his LotR music.  I haven't read any reviews of it yet.

I'm trying to hold off getting this until the  edition with the extra disk about Shore and writing the music, but I've heard clips at the official site and via theonering.net.   What is the cut with Billy Boyd/Pippin singing for Denethor like?  I'm quite looking forward to Mortenson declaiming in Sindarin.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2003, 05:20:43 PM »

A review of Shore's symphony based on the music for all three movies at:

http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1070125057

In movement 6 Viggo Mortensen was a soloist, much to the surprise of the audience apparently.

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