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The Lord of the Rings Symphony

September 22, 2012 at 4:41 PM

As I write this, I am listening to The Lord of the Rings Symphony, which, in my opinion, is one of the greatest symphonies of all time. As you may or may not know, it is a collaboration of some of the greatest music in Howard Shore's soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003). This particular video I'm watching has the full symphony, but it also has breaks in which Howard Shore talks about composing his music. This is inspiring for me, because I want to compose film music when I get older. Shore's symphony gives me plenty of inspiration to compose a movie soundtrack. Now all I need is a movie to compose for!
Watch it here!

Quick update: From 9:30pm to 10:20pm this evening, we started watching the Blue-Ray extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring. It was in this moment when I realized how amazing this fantasy really was. Combined with the music I talked about earlier, the visuals make the movie even cooler! For example, the Shire has a very bright and colorful setting to it, and watching Frodo and Gandulf ride in the horse carriage, and listening to the solo flute and eventually solo violin play "Concerning Hobbits" is a fantastic combination. The music really adds a lot to the setting of the film. We are planning on finishing and/or continuing the film tomorrow.

There's nothing like going on a nice-cold 12pm walk outside by the lake, few clouds in a shining blue sky, a fountain splashing to my right, the occasional person heading by walking her dog, my iPod touch in my hand, listening to May's Orchestra Pops Concert! (Wow, what a sentence!)

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