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Best Movie Soundtracks - 2000s
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.