The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (soundtrack)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Fotrcd-cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Howard Shore
Released November 20, 2001 (2001-11-20)
Genre Soundtrack, world music
Length 71:29
Label Reprise
Producer Howard Shore, Suzana Perić
Middle Earth film series soundtrack chronology
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(2002)
Singles from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. "May It Be"
    Released: 2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on November 20, 2001. It was composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Howard Shore, and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the London Oratory School Schola.[1]

Unlike the subsequent single-disc albums, the opening track for The Fellowship of the Ring does not contain the "History of the Ring" motif. This was because the filmmakers intended to film a shorter prologue sequence (which the track "The Prophecy" accompanied) and also felt it was slightly overused, but the idea was eventually dropped in favor of a more detailed and engaging sequence. The front cover for this CD was available in various designs.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Filmtracks 3/5 stars[3]
Movie Music UK 5/5 stars[4]
Soundtrack.Net 5/5 stars[5]
Tracksounds 9/10 stars[6]

The Fellowship of the Ring received critical acclaim from music critics and won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album, and the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack.

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the album peaked at number ten on the UK Albums Chart. As of December 2014, the album has sold 276,912 copies in the UK, nearly besting Adele's album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Howard Shore, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "The Prophecy" Philippa Boyens 3:55
2. "Concerning Hobbits"   2:55
3. "The Shadow of the Past"   3:32
4. "The Treason of Isengard"   4:00
5. "The Black Rider"   2:48
6. "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"   3:14
7. "A Knife in the Dark"   3:34
8. "Flight to the Ford"   4:14
9. "Many Meetings"   3:05
10. "The Council of Elrond" (feat. "Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)", composed and performed by Enya) Roma Ryan 3:49
11. "The Ring Goes South"   2:03
12. "A Journey in the Dark"   4:20
13. "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"   5:57
14. "Lothlórien" (feat. "Lament for Gandalf" by Philippa Boyens and Howard Shore, performed by Elizabeth Fraser) Boyens, Shore 4:33
15. "The Great River"   2:42
16. "Amon Hen"   5:02
17. "The Breaking of the Fellowship" (feat. "In Dreams" by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore, performed by Edward Ross) Fran Walsh, Shore 7:20
18. "May It Be" (composed and performed by Enya) Ryan 4:19
Total length: 71:29

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Phares, Heather. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
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  4. ^ Broxton, Jonathan (21 December 2001). "THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING – Howard Shore". Movie Music UK. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Barry, Matt (21 June 2004). "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Soundtrack". Soundtrack.Net. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Coleman, Christopher. "Score of the Rings: Part I". Tracksounds. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
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