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Here’s another episode in our series of interviews from the December 2, 2003 roundtable discussions (watch https://youtu.be/JqhF91GJbGg and https://youtu.be/avh0HxUI8Vs episodes), we spoke with Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore. He really goes in depth on his thoughts and composing process!

In this episode, Mr. Shore discusses:

  • What it’s like to adapt literary works
  • What he does BEFORE he starts composing
  • What inspired some of the music in the film
  • The works in Return of the King he’s most proud of
  • If The Hobbit theme was a direct lift from another well-known melody

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  • Why Jonathan finds The Lord of the Rings soundtrack lacking when compared to some other film scores
  • Jonathan and Michael’s favorite and LEAST favorite themes from the films.

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