It surprises me that I had not heard this theme before; but then again I have never seen the movie. Regardless, a superb theme that truly pulls at your heartstrings.
What can I say? Howard Shore created a miracle with the trilogy.
I first saw this movie in my Design and Drawing for Production class (trust me, it was related) and the music from it has stuck with me ever since. It was the first piece in which I really heard the full potential of the strings’ beauty. It’s one of those themes that just sticks with you after the movie is over, especially because the movie is so moving.
This is another great tune from the movie, just as string-centric and beautiful as the first one.
I wish to write something as great as this one day. Yes, I realize that this piece was written by arguably the greatest film composer of all time, but hey, I can dream, right?