10 years ago today something magical was released in cinemas across the UK, something that would take thousands of people on a fantastic journey where wizards, elves and dwarves roamed the earth, and where a certain hobbit was throwing a very special birthday party…
That’s right, 10 years ago today The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring hit our screens. Join me all this week as I celebrate Peter Jackson’s magnificent films, and watch out for a special, personal look at the trilogy on Friday with a post that some of you may have read before.
Kicking off the special posts is today’s Musical Monday, which is about the The Lord of the Rings scores.
The scores were composed by Howard Shore and featured, among others, the vocal talents of Enya, Emilíana Torrini and Annie Lennox.
Shore, who is also famous for his work on The Silence of the Lambs, The Departed and Eastern Promises, has confirmed that he will be working on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back.
When it comes to the individual tracks there is one that I love more than the others: Enya’s May It Be, which was nominated for the 2001 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
It’s a beautiful piece of music and Enya’s voice fits the song, and film, perfectly. I’m not sure what gives me the goosebumps I get every time I hear it, it could be Enya’s voice or it could be the lyrics. Whatever it is, it’s a fantastic song.
Another piece of music that always give me goosebumps is The Bridge of Khazad-dûm… It features the Fellowship’s theme, which is heard in many different forms throughout the trilogy. Whenever I hear this I picture exactly what is happening in the pivotal scene.
- What is your favourite track from the trilogy?