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Shore wrote many hours of music for the trilogy, effectively scoring the film for its entire length. Over 13 hours of the music (including various alternate takes) have been released across various formats. Shore conceived the score as operatic and antiquated-sounding. 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.
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The series music is widely regarded as a milestone in the history of film music. It became the most successful of Shore's career, earning three Oscars, two Golden Globes, and three Grammys, among other nominations. Some of his themes or leitmotifs (like the Shire theme) became individually popular. The music has attracted the interest of musicologists and Tolkien scholars. It is performed by choirs and orchestras around the world as symphony pieces, concert suites and live to-projection concerts. Shore invited the musicologist Doug Adams to observe the composition process and to document it in what became the 2010 book The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films. It identifies the many themes of the score, and describes how these are used in each of the scenes of the film trilogy.
For the music to be played as the six-movement The Lord of the Rings Symphony, over 200 musicians and singers are required on stage. To suit the complex narrative, with its contrasting cultures, Shore wrote music in different styles for each of the peoples of Middle-earth. For the Elves, the music is mainly women's voices, Rivendell[j] designed to appear as a timeless place of learning, while Lothlórien was by intention "mystical and exotic".[e] In contrast, the Orcs of Isengard were accompanied by a 5-beat rhythm on steel plates, Japanese drums, and metal chains, giving a harsh industrial effect. For Gollum, a corrupted Hobbit in two minds with a strange way of moving, Shore used the cymbaly, an instrument like a medieval hammered dulcimer, giving a trembling feeling. For some concerts conducted by Shore, images of Middle-earth by the films' conceptual designers Alan Lee and John Howe were projected while the music was played. There are over 50 leitmotifs in the music; the symphony begins with the rising and falling "The History of the Ring" theme[b] with a "breathlike pattern to give the Ring a sense of consciousness and purpose". Shore comments that this could be taken as the central theme of the score. The "Fellowship" theme appears when the 9 heroes, the Fellowship of the Ring, first come together at the Council of Elrond at Rivendell; the theme splinters when the Fellowship breaks apart, and gradually reassembles as the Fellowship makes progress with its task. The symphony is edited to concert length from over 11 hours of film music. The symphony has a 19th century structure to give the audience a sense of history, hinting at the great lapse of time since the Third Age of Middle-earth. Shore, with Jackson and Walsh, wanted it to feel like opera. To represent the evolution of characters, the themes change; thus, the Hobbits' tin whistle is replaced by a flute when they return to the Shire. That return, to save the Shire, is a central theme of the story, accompanied by the Hobbits' theme.
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