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parallax game music in LOTR

Joern Philipp
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parallax game music in LOTR   Monday, January 28, 2002 (9:52 a.m.) 

Hi everybody,

it is only me or did someone else notice that Howard Shore used a theme used for a computer game for the C64 as the theme for the 'Black Riders'.
It can be heard on the CD on tracks 5, 6, and 7 -shortly before the chorus starts singing..
The name of the game was Parallax, a sci-fi adventure and the score was composed by the famous Martin Galway. In the beginning you can hear an 8 note motif - it is exactly the same as Shores motif. Nevertheless, if coincidence or not it sounds awesome in the movie...
Joern

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Re: parallax game music in LOTR   Sunday, February 10, 2002 (10:53 a.m.) 

> Hi everybody,

> it is only me or did someone else notice that Howard Shore used a theme
> used for a computer game for the C64 as the theme for the 'Black Riders'.
>
It can be heard on the CD on tracks 5, 6, and 7 -shortly before the
> chorus starts singing..
The name of the game was Parallax, a sci-fi
> adventure and the score was composed by the famous Martin Galway. In the
> beginning you can hear an 8 note motif - it is exactly the same as Shores
> motif. Nevertheless, if coincidence or not it sounds awesome in the
> movie...
Joern

LOL!!! Dude, as far fetched as this sounds it does sound similar. I just searched and found a version of this tune.
It's right there in the beginning. Somehow it sounds familiar and makes you wanna start that choir chanting :-) But I hightly doubt that Howard Shore deliberately would have used a theme from a Commodore 64 game :-) Consider this the most peculiar coincidence.
Check it out here:


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Re: parallax game music in LOTR   Thursday, June 10, 2004 (9:36 a.m.) 

Yes! I was viewing TLOTR for the first time last week (yes -for the first time!) and i got frozen when i heard in the soundtrack my favourite Martin Galway tune: Parallax!!!! Actually I came here just matching 'the lord of the rings' and 'martin galway' on google XDD because i wanted to know if i was the only freaky noticing it (sorry for my broken english -i'm Spanish)


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Re: parallax game music in LOTR   Sunday, June 4, 2006 (6:21 p.m.) 

> Yes! I was viewing TLOTR for the first time last week (yes -for the first
> time!) and i got frozen when i heard in the soundtrack my favourite Martin
> Galway tune: Parallax!!!! Actually I came here just matching 'the lord of
> the rings' and 'martin galway' on google XDD because i wanted to know if i
> was the only freaky noticing it (sorry for my broken english -i'm Spanish)

A couple of things you should know about this....

1. Martin Galway is James Galway's nephew. Martin's Dad (James Glaways brother) is also a flautist and as far as I remember he taught it too.

2. It is not totally beyond the bounds of reason that this tune was lifted by the LOTR composer, even if it was done subliminally. There is a rather strange clique of people who remix a lot of the old C64 tunes and share them round the net. This is especially big in Scandinavia where there are entire radio stationes devoted to this type of music. Also in this music scene there are a group of bands who play this music live, recent gigs have been in Brighton, London, Manchester, Frome and Copenhagen. The four main bands in this scene are English, Swedish, Danish and Finnish just to emphasise the Scandinavian influence.


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Re: parallax game music in LOTR   Thursday, October 6, 2005 (5:18 a.m.) 

Sir James Galway (born December 8, 1939) is an Irish flute player from Belfast, often called the man with the golden flute. He became one of the first flautists to establish a career as a soloist.HM Queen Elizabeth II knighted Mr. Galway in June 2001.He auditioned for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan, and was principal flute of that orchestra for many years. Eventually, and to Karajans surprise and dismay, after a period of some disagreement, "Jimmy" Galway decided that he would leave to pursue a solo career, which he succeeded in doing admirably. He still performs regularly and is one of the worlds leading classical flute players.Most recently, Sir Galway has performed for the Academy Award-winning ensemble recording the soundtracks of Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

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Martin Galway is the son of well-known flautist James Galway.

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