Certainly, basic musical literacy will only enhance your ability to understand and enjoy this text.
Fans of Lord of the Rings and film music alike will enjoy this in-depth analysis of Howard Shore's music for the LOTR movies.
I have every intention of sitting down with this music and going through it from start to finish, with the book in my lap.
This book is fantastic. SO thorough, and although it is generally geared toward the general audience of LOTR fans, there is a healthy amount of music theory for more musically... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Maxwell Foster
Perfect. All the themes and motives are explained, as their relations with each other. All the tracks are detailed and put in relation to the movie. It is a great job.Published 7 months ago by Clément
This is book exceeds any expectations you think you may have. A great go to book for studying Shore's epic scores for the LOTR.Published 8 months ago by Eydichi
This book is very interesting to me, both as a composer and as a huge Lord of the Rings fan. Learning how in-depth and devoted Howard Shore was has been enlightening and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Richard Nickerson
Incredibly detailed book. For all fans of LOTR's soundtrack. It actually requires some knowledge on music to understand it all (the music scores, for instance), but even if you do... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Daniel F.
This is an absolutely awesome book. It's a beautiful hardcover, illustrated throughout by John Howe and Alan Lee. Read morePublished 15 months ago by iBookworm
This book is a tome of musical fact and information about the Lord of the Rings music. Coupling this with the Complete Recordings gives one a glimpse previously unheard of into the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Stephen Lerch
Some people here will squabble about the depth of analysis that Doug Adams chose to apply to this music, but I, as a musician who adores obsessing over a piece of music but just... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kathy-W