This Video Breaks Down The Fellowship of the Ring's Score, Reminds Us The Film Is Genius

Everyone loves Lord of the Rings—novels, films, whatever. But for all the visual spectacle and amazing acting that fills up J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic come-to-life, the music is simply a masterpiece.

The Fellowship of the Ring has long been my go-to soundtrack for any D&D session, and The Nerdwriter breaks the score apart and reveals exactly why composer Howard Shore is such a master of music.

The Nerdwriter goes through the entire first film in about 7 minutes, with brief asides to the other two films in the trilogy. That is to say that even this in-depth look at Fellowship’s music is probably only scratching the surface. The next time you watch LOTR, I bet the music will be even more amazing than in was before.

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