The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings

Label
Reprise
Release date
5 Nov 2007
Running length
53 tracks
Running time
224:28

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Roots And Beginnings 6:31 28,136
2 Journey To The Cross-roads 2:17 22,873
3 The Road To Isengard 2:18 23,613
4 The Foot Of Orthanc 4:44 20,260
5 Return To Edoras 1:51 20,711
6 The Chalice Passed 1:50 19,884
7 The Green Dragon [Featuring Billy Boyd And Dominic Monaghan] 0:34 513
8 Gollum's Villainy 2:10 18,852
9 Éowyn's Dream 1:24 20,683
10 The Palantír 3:10 17,825
11 Flight From Edoras 2:18 18,731
12 The Grace of Undómiel [Featuring Renée Fleming] 6:21 524
13 The Eyes Of The White Tower 4:33 17,497
14 A Coronal Of Silver And Gold 8:27 16,513
15 The Lighting Of The Beacons 9:03 21,337
16 Osgiliath Invaded [Featuring Ben del Maestro] 8:47 421
17 The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol 2:40 15,068
18 Allegiance to Denethor 3:19 14,679
19 The Sacrifice Of Faramir [Featuring Billy Boyd Performing "The Edge Of Night"] 4:08 485
20 The Parting of Sam and Frodo 4:04 14,301
21 Marshalling at Dunharrow 4:56 14,314
22 Andúril - Flame of the West 3:27 13,861
23 The Passing of the Grey Company 4:12 14,056
24 Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain 2:26 13,235
25 Master Meriadoc, Swordthain 1:39 13,436
26 The Paths Of The Dead 6:22 12,836
27 The Siege Of Gondor 9:01 13,092
28 Shelob's Lair 4:06 73,436
29 Merry's Simple Courage 2:08 11,970
30 Grond - The Hammer of the Underworld 1:32 12,256
31 Shelob The Great 5:12 11,109
32 The Tomb of the Stewards 3:58 11,863
33 The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields 4:10 18,989
34 The Pyre of Denethor 2:59 12,168
35 The Mûmakil 0:57 12,495
36 Dernhelm in Battle 2:06 11,757
37 "A Far Green Country" 1:27 7,998
38 Shieldmaiden of Rohan 5:07 11,747
39 The Passing of Théoden 2:16 12,024
40 The Houses of Healing [Featuring Liv Tyler] 2:58 546
41 The Tower Of Cirith Ungol 4:41 11,259
42 The Last Debate [Featuring Sissel Performing "Asëa Aranion"] 4:21 340
43 The Land of Shadow 6:29 11,129
44 The Mouth Of Sauron [Featuring Sir James Galway] 8:15 303
45 "For Frodo" [Featuring Ben del Maestro] 3:16 260
46 Mount Doom [Featuring Renée Fleming] 4:09 292
47 The Crack of Doom 4:01 12,187
48 The Eagles [Featuring Renée Fleming] 2:23 329
49 The Fellowship Reunited [Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen And Renée… 12:18 352
50 The Journey To The Grey Havens [Featuring Sir James Galway] 7:34 350
51 Elanor [Featuring Sir James Galway] 1:27 301
52 Days of the Ring [Featuring Annie Lennox Performing "Into The West"] 11:09 343
53 Bilbo's Song 2:57 14,959

About this album

The music of The Lord of the Rings film series was composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore. Shore wrote many hours of music for The Lord of the Rings, 10 hours of which have been released in the Complete Recordings CD/DVD boxed sets. Additional music, including alternate and unused compositions, was released with the book The Music of the Lord of the Rings films in 2010. Shore composed the music in an emotional, operatic way, threading through the scores over 90 identified leitmotifs, which are categorized by the Middle-earth cultures to which they relate. Shore began his work on the music for The Fellowship of the Ring in late 2000 and recorded the first pieces of music (the Moria sequence) in spring of 2001. Additional music for the extended DVD version was recorded in March 2002. A similar pattern was followed for The Two Towers and The Return of the King, with the final sessions taking place in Watford on March 20, 2004.

The music was performed primarily by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Voices, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra contributing some of the early Moria music. A wide variety of instrumental and vocal soloists, including members of the films’ cast, contributed to the scores as well.

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