Title: The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films
Author: Doug Adams
Publisher: Alfred Music
Publication Date: October 2010
Source: Bought Copy
Howard Shores Academy Award-winning
score for The Lord of the Rings has been hailed as some of the greatest
film music ever written. Sweeping in scope, it is an interpretation of
J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth as music---an operatic tapestry of
cultures. (Goodreads Synopsis)
The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films is a wonderful, in-depth look at the score from the amazing film trilogy. Adams presents a fascinating journey through the themes and leitmotifs in the score and this is a gorgeous companion book for fans of the films.
One word of caution though - to fully appreciate this book, I would suggest at least an intermediate understanding of music theory is required as Adams goes into some depth and it would not mean anything to non-musicians who are unfamiliar with the topic.