Lord of the Rings soundtrack triumphs

  • 08/11/2015
Lord of the Rings soundtrack triumphs

Music from The Lord of the Rings trilogy has been voted the best soundtrack of all time for the sixth year running in a UK poll.

The soundtrack written by Howard Shore triumphed in a Classic FM poll, with the music from Schindler's List second and Gladiator third.

Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, told Classic FM that music played a huge part in the identity of films.

Classic FM says Shore is one of those composers who writes great tunes and his work for The Lord of The Rings trilogy is no exception.

"Originally considered by some to have been a surprising choice of composer for this epic trilogy, Shore silenced his doubters by winning his first Oscar for this score which introduces Celtic music for the Hobbits with song contributions from Enya, and many powerful, mystical choral cues."

The Canadian has composed music for more than 80 films, including The Departed, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Ed Wood, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and Mrs Doubtfire.

His music for The Lord of the Rings films has earned him three Academy Awards.

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