Essay on Movie Music Effects Lord of the Rings

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Music in Western Culture Movie Music The movie, The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King, has many elements that make it interesting. It is the third in a trilogy and ties up the story of the One Ring. Throughout the movies a hobbit named Frodo travels through Middle-Earth to destroy a ring he inherited from his uncle, Bilbo. Along the way he meets many people and forms a fellowship to guide him across the entirety of Middle-Earth. The music throughout the whole trilogy is fantastic, but I wanted to focus on the Return of the King because I find the music to be astounding. The music used in the movie accents particular scenes very well and adds to the overall watching experience. The source music is made up of mostly originally composed music, by Howard Shore. There are four songs that were not composed by Howard Shore and their titles are: The Green Dragon, composed by David Donaldson, David Long, Stephen Roche, and Janet Roddick and written by Philippa Boyens; The Edge of Night, composed by Billy Boyd and written by J.R.R. Tolkien; Aragorn's Coronation, composed by Viggo Mortensen and written by J.R.R. Tolkien; and Into the West, composed and written by Howard Shore, Fran Walsh, and Annie Lennox. These aren't popular songs in the sense that they will be played on the radio. They are original songs sung to a specific track from the score of the movie. The movie's soundtrack, it's original score, is composed by Howard Shore and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Howard Shore used a lot of elements of movie music to make his score sound fantastic. He sets the scene in the beginning by using a combination of different instruments. He uses the bass to give the feeling of a back and forth motion while playing the movie's theme with violins that really stretch the notes. This is the same type of melody used in the introduction of the Fellowship of
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