From the opening track, "Roots and Beginnings" to the creepy mega-spider track, "Shelob's Lair", Howard Shore truly put together an amazing album of music. Here are some of my favorite, though I'm not sure sometimes if it's the music that I like, or the part of the move it represents.
- "The Sacrifice of Faramir" (This might really be my favorite sub-plot in the movie. Faramir did everything for his father's love and it still wasn't enough.)
- "The Houses of Healing"
- "The Fellowship Reunited"
- "The Tomb of the Stewards"
Those are all very good selections, but there is one track that makes me stop writing and restart the track so I can hear the entire thing again. I think "The Lighting of the Beacons" is one of the more inspiring and stirring pieces of music in a movie. And yes, that even goes up against the Theme from Field of Dreams and some other truly amazing pieces of music.
So, here's that track. On the album, it's just over 9 minutes but here, this video is less than 3. I remember watching this in the theater and being BLOWN AWAY with the cinematography. Just how far apart were the two lands that it took through the night and until the next morning to get the message over to Gondor? Or does no one else think about things like this?
How about you? What's your all-time favorite movie soundtrack? Do you own any of the LOTR movie soundtracks?