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• Posted by: kurt   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at 10:30 a.m.
• IP Address: user-38lc6fu.dialup.mindspring.com
• In Response to: Re: Harry Potter is a surperior score (Helena)

lord of the rings is a "technically" superior score, as it uses the music to blend in certain storylines together, and the characters growth or decay.

harry potter does this, although to a lesser extent.

lotr has these themes:

dwarrowdelf theme
journey motif
danger motif
hobbit/shire theme
frodo's theme
ringwraith theme
sauron's theme
gollum's theme
gollums cimbalon motif from the two towers,
the ring seduction theme
the one ring theme
aragorn's theme
lothlorien theme
rivendell theme
arwen's theme
rohan theme
gondor/minas tirith theme
isengard theme
caradhrs/ misty mountain theme
balrog theme
eowyn's theme
the white rider theme
shadowfax's theme
nature/forlorn hope theme
friendship theme
treebeard's theme
rohan battle theme (the call)
gandalf the white's theme

(and these are just the ones i know from the first two movies)

harry potter has these:

Hedwig’s Theme
Harry Potter’s Primary Theme
Family Theme
Quidditch Fanfare
Nimbus 2000
Gryffindor House theme
Sorcerer's Stone Motif
You-Know-Who Theme
Voldemort’s theme
Fawkes The Phoenix
The Chamber of Secrets
Gilderoy Lockhart
The Spiders
Dobby’s theme
Myrtle’s Lament
Lucius Malfoy’s Theme
Errol’s Theme
Dark Forest Theme
Christmas at Hogwarts
Feasting at Hogwarts
Magical Wonder Theme
Strange Connections

while both have a similar amount of themes, lotr has themes that can be twisted and mutated to be more evil or light, while potters themes change to express wonder or danger, and similar ideas. the connective music in lotrknits he themes together, and the themes are used more often.

in john willimas-type terms, lotr is like star wars, while hp is like indiana jones. (not musically, but how the themes are usually used.) and i don't think anybody would say ij is better than star wars.




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