TORn Music Trivia

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Original Discussion at TheOneRing.net Forums

February 2007

The discussion is over

but you can play on your own.

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All files are zipped.

Right click on link and save to harddrive.

Unzip to listen

why zip these files?

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Below are links to clips for 8 scenes. The first set is from a CD and the second from the movie. Each clip below contains just a phrase of music

and they are very short... under 15 seconds. (and between 100-250 KB each)

 

For hearing similarities, I think it's actually easier to listen to shorter clips.

But for the purposes of thinking more deeply about and discussing the music, longer clips may be more useful. If you would like longer clips, you can

 use time stamps to cue up your own CDs

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The Challenge:

After identifying the scene, think about what this music has in common. (And if you haven't listened to the longer clips yet, you may want to.)

I will tell you up front, it is a theme representing a person, place or concept. But, even though it is prevalent throughout the three movies, it is the least melodically consistently. Iterations of the Seduction Theme or the Rivendell Theme always sound pretty similar. This one... not so much. If you've identified most of the scenes, I think you'll have your answer. As the clips progress 1-8, they get less connected to the theme. The latter ones are described by Doug Adams as 'being informed' by the theme in question.

Music Files from soundtrack recordings:

no dialog or sound effects

  • Scene 1 (Aragorn faces Uruks on Amon Hen)

  • Scene 2 (Aragorn and Brego ride to Helm's Deep)

  • Scene 3 (Strider vs Riders on Amon Sul)

  • Scene 4 (The Days of the King)

  • Scene 5 (Aragorn vs Lurtz on Amon Hen)

  • Scene 6 (Folks call him Strider)

  • Scene 7 (This is a dream - Evenstar)

  • Scene 8 (Breath of Life - Aragorn's revival)

 

Music Files from movie:

with dialog or sound effects

  • Scene 1 (Aragorn faces Uruks on Amon Hen)

  • Scene 2 (Aragorn and Brego ride to Helm's Deep)

  • Scene 3 (Strider vs Riders on Amon Sul)

  • Scene 4 (The Days of the King)

  • Scene 5 (Aragorn vs Lurtz on Amon Hen)

  • Scene 6 (Folks call him Strider)

  • Scene 7 (This is a dream - Evenstar)

  • Scene 8 (Breath of Life - Aragorn's revival)

 

ANSWERS

 

 

 

Why are these files zipped?

Q: The files placed on YouSendIt are zipped because this bundles them into one package. But why zip short 6-15 second long files?

A: Because then you have to download them onto your harddrive to listen. The impact on my bandwidth is the same whether you listen once, or download once. But most people want to listen more than once. If you listen more than once from my site, you drive the bandwidth usage up. If you listen more than once from your harddrive, it has no impact on my bandwidth.

Time stamps from soundtrack recordings:

CR = Complete Recording A=Disc 1; B=Disc 2; C=Disc 3

OST = Original Soundtrack / regular CD

scene 1 :
CR-FOTR C5 Parth Galen 4:49 - 5:12
FOTR OST 16, Amon Hen 0:43 - 1:06

scene 2 :
CR-TTT C1 Aragorn's Return 0:25 - 0:54
TTT OST 14, Breath of Life 4:21 - 4:49

scene 3 :
CR-FOTR B2 The Caverns of Isengard 0:15 - 0:44

scene 4 :
ROTK OST 16, The Return of the King 2:51 - 2:58 and 3:05 - 3:13

scene 5 :
CR-FOTR C6 The Departure of Boromir 1:57 - 2:28

scene 6 :
CR-FOTR A13 Strider 1:42 - 1:48
FOTR OST 6, At the Sign of the Prancing Pony 1:05 - 1:12

scene 7 :
CR-TTT B7 One of the Dúnedain 2:35 - 5:06
TTT OST 8, Evenstar 0:00 - 2:30

scene 8 :
CR-TTT B11 Arwen's Fate 0:00 - 1:54
TTT OST 14, Breath of Life 0:00 - 1:54