The music of The Lord of the Rings film series (The Lord of The Rings Symphony) is in six movements for orchestra, Chorus and Soloists. It was composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore (The most successful of Shore’s career,).
The scores are often considered to represent one of the greatest achievements in the history of film music in terms of length of the score, the size of the staged forces, the unusual instrumentation, the featured soloists, the multitude of musical styles and the number of recurring musical themes used.
He made use of an immense ensemble including a large symphony orchestra (principally, the London Philharmonic Orchestra), multiple instrumental “bands”, various choirs and vocal and instrumental soloists, requiring an ensemble ranging from 230 to 400 musicians.
The Lord of The Rings Symphony – Movements:
(The Prophecy – Concerning Hobbits – The Shadow of the Past – A Short Cut to Mushrooms – The Old Forest – A Knife in the Dark)
(Many Meetings – The Ring Goes South – A Journey in the Dark – The Bridge of Khazad-dûm – Lothlórien – Gandalf’s Lament – Farewell to Lórien – The Great River – The Breaking of the Fellowship)
The Two Towers: Movement 3:
(Foundations of Stone – The Taming of Smeagol – The Riders of Rohan – The Black Gate is Closed – Evenstar – The White Rider – Treebeard – The Forbidden Pool)
(The Hornberg – Forth Eolingas – Isengard Unleashed – Gollum’s Song)
The Return of the King: Movement 5:
(Hope and Memory – The White Tree – The Steward of Gondor – Cirith Ungol – Anduril)
(The End of All Things – The Return of the King – The Grey Havens – Into the West)