← Concert Rentals / The Lord of the Rings Symphony
Year of Composition:
2001
Description:
After four years of writing, The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra and Chorus was realized. Together with conductor John Mauceri, Shore adapted the form and transitions from the longer film scores, molding them into a series of tone poems free of the specific visual linkage with the films and adhering more to the traditions of the programmatic orchestral works of Strauss, Liszt, Smetana and Sibelius.
Instrumentation:
2d1d2 alt+1(/Irish Whistle in D & Ney fl).2d1 rhaita+1.3d1.2+1 – 5.4.3.1 – 2timp.perc – pf(cel.).mus – accord.2gtr D 1 mand,Irish fiddle(/violin),pan fl(/wooden fl),hardanger fiddle,cimbalom (hammered dulcimer),2hp – str(16.14.12.10.8) – MezBar Boy soli,boy’s chs(/children’s chs) (at least 40 in size),SATB chs (at least 80 in size)
Duration:
2:00:00

Original Recording

Productions

April 26, 2014
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
RTÉ Concert Orchestra – Ludwig Wicki, conductor
Emma-Jane Murphy, cello • Clara Sanabras, mezzo-soprano • DIT Chamber Choir • The University of Dublin Choral Society • RTÉ Cór na nÓg