Information - from a variety of sources that comes from
someone connected to the movies in some official capacity. It
includes books, liner notes, audio commentary and appendices
material from the extended edition releases of the movies, magazine
articles, and audio and print interviews. Although I strive to
include information from and links to many resources, it is not
complete in terms of everything out there.
I reserve the right to have my own
alternate or even disagreeing opinions. For some of my thoughts
on how this website functions in conjunction with official
information, visit this page: Official Information &
A Magpie's Nest.
THE MUSIC OF THE LORD OF THE
RINGS FILMS - released
Hardcover book by
- This is the most current information and the information
I take to be the 'last word' on any matter.
lectures & presentation - 2009-2011
Audio, video, and
transcripts of presentations by Howard Shore and Doug Adams. Whereas the Interviews
section contains mostly old stuff, this is mostly new stuff.
The Complete Recordings liner notes and Annotated Scores
- Dec. 2005 to Nov. 2007
All text written by Doug Adams. 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 Annotated Scores are no longer available but you
may find them quoted or referred to on this website.
DVD EXTRAS -
Nov. 2002 to Dec. 2004
Transcripts for audio commentaries by Howard Shore, the appendices
features Music for Middle-earth, and "Howard Shore, An
Introspective" from the ROTK LE Soundtrack bonus DVD.
PRINTED PUBLICATIONS - 2001-2010
Information about resources in
print (or once printed) including books or
book chapters, magazines or magazine articles, and
Links to online written and radio (audio streaming and
transcribed) interviews conducted with Howard Shore. Most
were conducted around the time the LOTR movies were released.
A few more recent ones are in connection with various Live
to Projection concerts.
COMMENTS - 2001-2004
These comments are all quite old. Back
in the day, this is how information was gathered and passed along.
It is slightly tempting to consider these comments outdated. They may
be part of the official published stream of information. They may
now be officially considered 'old thinking'. But history is as
important as current, up to date knowledge. Think of this page, if
nothing else, as an archive. An archive of the early thinking on the
soundtrack and an archive of how information was shared 'back in