Annotation

Box set containing entire score in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround on DVD-Audio (disc 4), a digipak containing the three CDs, and a a small book of liner notes. Additional liner notes were available on a LotR soundtracks site hosted by New Line, but have since been removed. They are currently archived in Wikipedia, linked from the Music of the Lord of the Rings article.

Annotation last modified on 2018-09-26 00:00 UTC.

Tracklist

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CD 1
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1Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All
recording of:
Footsteps of Doom
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
The Revelation of the Ringwraiths
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
47:16
2The Shire
recording of:
The Shire
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
42:29
3Bag End44:35
4Very Old Friends
recording of:
Very Old Friends
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
43:12
5Flaming Red Hair
recording of:
Flaming Red Hair
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
32:39
6Farewell Dear Bilbo
recording of:
Farewell Dear Bilbo
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
41:45
7Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe
recording of:
Drinking Song
additional lyricist:
Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
38:54
8A Conspiracy Unmasked
recording of:
A Conspiracy Unmasked
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
46:09
9Three Is a Company
recording of:
Three Is Company
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
41:58
10The Passing of the Elves
recording of:
The Passing of the Elves
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
32:39
11Saruman the White
recording of:
Black Speech Ring-Verse
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
34:09
12A Shortcut to Mushrooms
recording of:
A Shortcut to Mushrooms
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
44:07
13Strider
recording of:
Strider
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
32:34
14The Nazgûl
recording of:
The Nazgûl
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
46:04
CD 2
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Weathertop
recording of:
Weathertop
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore42:14
2The Caverns of Isengard
recording of:
A Moth in Isengard (Nature’s Reclamation)
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore44:54
3Give Up the Halfling
recording of:
Arwen's Prayer
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore34:49
4Orthanc
recording of:
Orthanc
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore1:06
5Rivendell
recording of:
Hymn to Elbereth
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer) and J.R.R. Tolkien
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore3:26
6The Sword That Was Broken
recording of:
The Sword That Was Broken
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore3:34
7The Council of Elrond Assembles (feat. "Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)")
performer:
Enya
recording of:
Aníron (theme for Aragorn and Arwen, from LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring)
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Roma Ryan
composer:
Eithne Ní Bhraonáin
publisher:
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. and EMI Songs Ltd.
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
The Council of Elrond Assembles
composer:
Enya and Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore featuring Enya4:01
8The Great Eye
recording of:
The Great Eye
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:30
9Gilraen's Memorial
recording of:
Gilraen’s Song
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
librettist:
Philippa Boyens
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:01
10The Pass of Caradhras
recording of:
The Seduction of the Ring
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:04
11The Doors of Durin
recording of:
Gandalf at the Door to Moria
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore6:03
12Moria
recording of:
Durin’s Song
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore2:27
13Gollum
recording of:
Gollum
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore2:26
14Balin's Tomb
recording of:
Balin’s Tomb
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore8:30
CD 3
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Khazad-Dûm
recording of:
The Balrog
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore8:00
2Caras Galadhon (feat. "Lament for Gandalf")
performer:
Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)
recording of:
Galadriel’s Song
additional lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
Lament for Gandalf (chorus text)
lyricist and composer:
Philippa Boyens and Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
Lament for Gandalf
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Philippa Boyens and Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
publisher:
New Line Tunes
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore featuring Elizabeth Fraser9:20
3The Mirror of Galadriel
recording of:
The Mirror of Galadriel
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore6:21
4The Fighting Uruk-Hai
recording of:
Elessar’s Oath
lyricist and translator:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
partial recording of:
Namárië
writer:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore11:32
5Parth Galen
recording of:
The Death of Boromir, Part One
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Death of Boromir
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore9:13
6The Departure of Boromir
recording of:
The Death of Boromir, Part Two
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Death of Boromir
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:29
7The Road Goes Ever On... Part 1
recording of:
The Road Goes Ever On… Part 1
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:58
8May It Be
performer:
Enya
recording of:
May It Be
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Roma Ryan
composer:
Enya and Nicky Ryan
publisher:
EMI Blackwood Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and EMI Songs Ltd.
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Enya3:26
9The Road Goes Ever On... Part 2 (feat. "In Dreams")
performer:
Edward Ross (Vocalist from New Orleans)
recording of:
In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Fran Walsh
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer) and Fran Walsh
publisher:
New Line Tunes
version of:
Concerning Hobbits
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore featuring Edward Ross3:41
DVD-Audio 4: Entire Score in Superior Sound
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1Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Footsteps of Doom
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
The Revelation of the Ringwraiths
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore47:16
2The Shire (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Shire
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore42:29
3Bag End (5.1 mix)Howard Shore44:35
4Very Old Friends (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Very Old Friends
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore43:12
5Flaming Red Hair (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Flaming Red Hair
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore32:39
6Farewell Dear Bilbo (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Farewell Dear Bilbo
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore41:45
7Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Drinking Song
additional lyricist:
Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore38:54
8A Conspiracy Unmasked (5.1 mix)
recording of:
A Conspiracy Unmasked
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore46:09
9Three Is Company (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Three Is Company
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore41:58
10The Passing of the Elves (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Passing of the Elves
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore32:39
11Saruman the White (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Black Speech Ring-Verse
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore34:09
12A Shortcut to Mushrooms (5.1 mix)
recording of:
A Shortcut to Mushrooms
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore44:07
13Strider (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Strider
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore32:34
14The Nazgûl (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Nazgûl
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore46:04
15Weathertop (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Weathertop
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore42:14
16The Caverns of Isengard (5.1 mix)
recording of:
A Moth in Isengard (Nature’s Reclamation)
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore44:54
17Give Up the Halfling (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Arwen's Prayer
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore34:49
18Orthanc (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Orthanc
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore1:06
19Rivendell (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Hymn to Elbereth
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer) and J.R.R. Tolkien
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore3:26
20The Sword That Was Broken (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Sword That Was Broken
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore3:34
21The Council of Elrond Assembles (feat. “Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)”) (5.1 mix)
performer:
Enya
recording of:
Aníron (theme for Aragorn and Arwen, from LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring)
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Roma Ryan
composer:
Eithne Ní Bhraonáin
publisher:
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. and EMI Songs Ltd.
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
The Council of Elrond Assembles
composer:
Enya and Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore feat. Enya4:01
22The Great Eye (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Great Eye
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:30
23Gilraen's Memorial (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Gilraen’s Song
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
librettist:
Philippa Boyens
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:01
24The Pass of Caradhras (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Seduction of the Ring
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:04
25The Doors of Durin (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Gandalf at the Door to Moria
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore6:03
26Moria (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Durin’s Song
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore2:27
27Gollum (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Gollum
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore2:26
28Balin's Tomb (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Balin’s Tomb
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore8:30
29Khazad-Dûm (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Balrog
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore8:00
30Caras Galadhon (feat. "Lament for Gandalf") (5.1 mix)
performer:
Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)
recording of:
Galadriel’s Song
additional lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
Lament for Gandalf (chorus text)
lyricist and composer:
Philippa Boyens and Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
recording of:
Lament for Gandalf
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Philippa Boyens and Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
publisher:
New Line Tunes
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore featuring Elizabeth Fraser9:20
31The Mirror of Galadriel (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Mirror of Galadriel
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore6:21
32The Fighting Uruk-Hai (5.1 mix)
recording of:
Elessar’s Oath
lyricist and translator:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
partial recording of:
Namárië
writer:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore11:32
33Parth Galen (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Death of Boromir, Part One
lyricist:
J.R.R. Tolkien
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Death of Boromir
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore9:13
34The Departure of Boromir (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Death of Boromir, Part Two
lyricist:
Philippa Boyens
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
translator:
David Salo
part of:
The Death of Boromir
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:29
35The Road Goes Ever On... Pt. 1 (5.1 mix)
recording of:
The Road Goes Ever On… Part 1
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore5:58
36May It Be (5.1 mix)
performer:
Enya
recording of:
May It Be
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Roma Ryan
composer:
Enya and Nicky Ryan
publisher:
EMI Blackwood Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and EMI Songs Ltd.
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Enya3:26
37The Road Goes Ever On... Pt. 2 (feat. "In Dreams") (5.1 mix)
performer:
Edward Ross (Vocalist from New Orleans)
recording of:
In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
orchestrator:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer)
lyricist:
Fran Walsh
composer:
Howard Shore (Canadian score composer) and Fran Walsh
publisher:
New Line Tunes
version of:
Concerning Hobbits
part of:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film soundtrack)
Howard Shore featuring Edward Ross3:41