Complete Recordings &
Annotated Scores

Account of official information contained in these publications

 

 

The Complete Recordings and Annotated Scores, with all text written by Doug Adams, were released over a two year period from Dec. 2005 to Nov. 2007. This was the first solid and comprehensive official information available. Although most of information from these 6 pieces were worked into the book, The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films, there are some differences between the pieces and some information included in the Annotated Scores does not seem to be in the book.

The Annotated Scores are no longer available but you may find them quoted or referred to on this website.


COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE ROTK / LINER NOTES - November 2007

This 4 CD set of music came with a 44 page booklet, written by Doug Adams, covering themes, performers, and instruments especially pertinent to the ROTK score. This booklet measures 5 x 5.5 with small type on a parchment background. Abbreviated on this site as CR-ROTK.

Information from this booklet was worked into The Music of the LOTR Films but the text is not exactly the same in both. It seems to me that the CR-ROTK booklet discusses themes more within the context of the ROTK score whereas the book discusses the theme more generally across all three movies.

More information on the set.

ANNOTATED SCORE OF THE ROTK - November 2007

This was a 51 page pdf, written by Doug Adams, that was available on the Lord of the Rings Official Soundtrack Site that covered music, source text, instruments, and performers pertinent to the ROTK score. The page size was 8.5 x 11 and moderately sized type on a parchment background. For the most part, the info on performers and instruments was the same as in the CR-ROTK. Abbreviated on this site as AS-ROTK.

Information from this pdf was worked into The Music of the LOTR Films but the text is not exactly the same in both and the book seems to be missing the information in the Annotated Score's sidebar features, "In the Making" and "Unused Concepts." The Annotated Score was removed from the Lord of the Rings Official Soundtrack Site after the release of the book.

COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE TT / LINER NOTES - November 2006

This 3 CD set of music came with a 44 page booklet, written by Doug Adams, covering themes, performers, and instruments especially pertinent to the TT score. This booklet measures 5 x 5.5 with small type on a parchment background. Abbreviated on this site as CR-TTT.

Information from this booklet was worked into The Music of the LOTR Films but the text is not exactly the same in both. It seems to me that the CR-ROTK booklet discusses themes more within the context of the TT score whereas the book discusses the theme more generally across all three movies.

More information on the set.

ANNOTATED SCORE OF THE TT - November 2006

This was a 41 page pdf, written by Doug Adams, that was available on the Lord of the Rings Official Soundtrack Site that covered music, source text, instruments, and performers pertinent to the TT score. The page size was 8.5 x 11 and moderately sized type on a parchment background. For the most part, the info on performers and instruments was the same as in the CR-TTT. Abbreviated on this site as AS-TTT.

Information from this pdf was worked into The Music of the LOTR Films but the text is not exactly the same in both and the book seems to be missing the information in the Annotated Score's sidebar features, "In the Making" and "Unused Concepts." The Annotated Score was removed from the Lord of the Rings Official Soundtrack Site after the release of the book.

COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE FOTR / LINER NOTES - December 2005

This 3 CD set of music came with a 44 page booklet, written by Doug Adams, covering themes, performers, and instruments pertinent to the FOTR score. This booklet measures 5 x 5.5 with small type on a parchment background. Abbreviated on this site as CR-FOTR.

Information from this booklet was worked into The Music of the LOTR Films but the text is not exactly the same in both. It seems to me that the CR-ROTK booklet discusses themes more within the context of the FOTR score whereas the book discusses the theme more generally across all three movies.

More information on the set.

ANNOTATED SCORE OF THE FOTR - December 2005

This was a 29 page pdf, written by Doug Adams, that was available on the Lord of the Rings Official Soundtrack Site that covered music, source text, instruments, and performers pertinent to the FOTR score. The page size was 8.5 x 11 and moderately sized type on a parchment background. For the most part, the info on performers and instruments was the same as in the CR-FOTR. Abbreviated on this site as AS-FOTR.

Information from this pdf was worked into The Music of the LOTR Films but the text is not exactly the same in both and the book seems to be missing the information in the Annotated Score's sidebar feature, "Unused Concepts." The Annotated Score was removed from the Lord of the Rings Official Soundtrack Site after the release of the book.