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Get to know the facts behind the finest scores from the 2000's, including Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hans Zimmer's The Da Vinci Code and Dario Marinelli's Pride and Prejudice.
Watch the complete Lord of the Rings trilogy in one sitting and you're looking at something approaching a 12-hour cinematic experience. But even if you were to just sit and listen to all of Howard Shore's music for the epic trilogy you won't save much time - the Academy Award-winning composer wrote over 10 hours of music for Peter Jackson's stunning adaptation, the most famous of which is the main theme, otherwise known as The Road Goes Ever On, a lilting pastoral masterpiece that embodies the pastoral surroundings of the Shire and the extraordinary journey ahead in just a few minutes. As well as winning Oscars for both the first and third of the Rings trilogy, Shore reworked his music into the 2004 Lord of the Rings Symphony, a format that has proved incredibly popular around the world. In this travelling concert, the work has six movements, two from each of the three films, performed by a large symphony orchestra and a choir, set against on-screen images.
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