Background Music in the Lord of the Rings Essay

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Background music in The Lord Of The Rings In this essay I want to talk to you about how the composer Howard Shore used the background music in The Lord Of The Rings and how it impacted the whole story. So during this essay I am going to talk about the music during the opening scene, adventure scenes, fight scenes, and the type of music that was used to describe the different types of characters. Let’s first start off by talking about the background music during the opening scene. The background music during the opening scene was very peaceful and relaxing. This peaceful and relaxing music gave you a sense that the place where the move was starting from was safe with no worries or evil surrounding it. From what I heard it did not take a full orchestra to do the opening scene but only needed the woodwind and the string family. The flute played very softly while the string instruments would follow right behind with the same tempo, answering what the flute did. The style of music was very mythical and other worldly like because it sounded nothing like you normally hear. Secondly, I want to talk about the adventure scenes. During the adventure scenes the music tends to be energetic with a hint of a surprise in the music. What I mean by a surprise is this, they could be on their way to their destination when they were attacked and from there the music would become darker. Another particular adventure scene was when all the other main characters were together to help Frodo destroy the ring. The music then was not as energetic but it seemed strong because it had a full orchestra which told me that Frodo along with everyone else were ready for whatever was to come. Thirdly I want to talk about the background music during the fight scenes. Now the fight scenes were my favorite, not because it had a lot of sword fight but the music made it

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