composed over 12 hours of original music for The Lord of the Rings
trilogy, orchestrating over 80 specific musical themes and motifs to represent the numerous races and characters of Middle-earth. Shore's work on The Lord of the Rings
brought him two Academy Awards, an Oscar, and two Golden Globe Awards. The score has become the most successful of Shore's career, and is considered by many to be one of the most popular film scores of all time. Now, for the first time, this monumental work is available as it was originally written - unedited and uncut. Shore's grand vision for J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece can now be enjoyed in its full; Shore's themes, motifs, and subtleties are all apparent, as complex as Middle-earth itself.
has provided a comprehensive look into the creation of Shore's masterpiece in his Annotated Scores, packaged as liner notes with the Complete Recordings
. This information is presented here in a fully engaging, interactive setting, putting the complexity of The Lord of the Rings'
score at your fingertips.