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The Great River

Harold.of.Whoa
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Nov 15 2012, 1:19am


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I have too many beloved parts of the soundtrack to really pick favorites. One I haven't seen mentioned yet is the track called "The Great River" on the OST. That music ties thematically to the on-screen action so beautifully! The starting point is the healing magic of Lothlorien and blessing from Galadriel. A roll of drums marks the passage forward from sanctuary to danger. The Fellowship Theme resurfaces multiple times, in fragments, as the Fellowship strives to reconstitute itself without Gandalf. The building voices sing the Oath of Elendil as the Argonath comes into view, and then...wow! A sweeping and epic brass version of History of the Ring as the Fellowship passes beneath the image of Isildur. The rise and fall of history - of empire - is right there in musical form, as if massive ocean swells were washing over us. We, the audience, are not really given the choice of ignoring the music...it is frontal and commands us to know that the story here is not just in words and images.

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What are some of your favorites from the soundtrack? MintoLabingi Send a private message to MintoLabingi Nov 12 2012, 1:05am
    So many!! flameofudun Send a private message to flameofudun Nov 12 2012, 3:52am
        The mordor theme's actually one of my favorites too. MintoLabingi Send a private message to MintoLabingi Nov 12 2012, 4:23am
    Dwarrowdelf Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 12 2012, 3:56am
    Concerning Hobbits, GothmogTheBalrog Send a private message to GothmogTheBalrog Nov 12 2012, 4:44am
    ahhhh yes.. grinman Send a private message to grinman Nov 12 2012, 5:11am
    I love Shelob's Lair DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 12 2012, 8:46am
    This is Impossible! Flame of Udun Send a private message to Flame of Udun Nov 12 2012, 2:38pm
    Too many to name FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Nov 12 2012, 3:16pm
    Cancerning Hobbits!! iandea14 Send a private message to iandea14 Nov 12 2012, 5:25pm
    Unfair to choose a few because i am very fond of almost all Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 12 2012, 6:56pm
    There are so many more, actually... MintoLabingi Send a private message to MintoLabingi Nov 12 2012, 7:07pm
        Between us all DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 12 2012, 9:28pm
            Haha, I think we did. MintoLabingi Send a private message to MintoLabingi Nov 12 2012, 9:31pm
                This is true! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 12 2012, 9:46pm
    The white rider Tigero Send a private message to Tigero Nov 13 2012, 2:15pm
        That's tough Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Nov 13 2012, 4:43pm
    Evenstar Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 13 2012, 8:33pm
        Totally agree flameofudun Send a private message to flameofudun Nov 14 2012, 4:09am
        Evenstar must be the greatest soundtrack Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Nov 14 2012, 11:17am
            I think Shore is many steps ahead of Zimmer ;) starlesswinter Send a private message to starlesswinter Nov 15 2012, 12:28am
    A few that I think haven't been mentioned that I like... zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Nov 14 2012, 5:51am
    I love the song Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 14 2012, 11:54pm
    The Great River Harold.of.Whoa Send a private message to Harold.of.Whoa Nov 15 2012, 1:19am
        The Lighting of the Beacons /// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Nov 15 2012, 3:16pm
            my favorite BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Nov 18 2012, 3:13pm
    favorite songs sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Nov 23 2012, 5:40pm
    I just like And back again Send a private message to And back again Nov 25 2012, 6:46am

 
 
 

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