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  Comments about: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Howard Shore)
• Posted by Kevin Smith
• Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, at 6:14 a.m.
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• In Response to: history of the ring theme and "venus" (Holst) (roybatty)

  Re: history of the ring theme and "venus" (Holst)

> A number of similarities between themes/motifs/phrases in shore's LOTR
> score and music by other composers have been cited. However, i find it
> fascinating that nobody seems to have noticed that "the history of
> the ring theme", i.e. that mournful little theme that plays over the
> title card, distinctly resembles the tune in Gustav Holst's
> "Venus" from "The Planets" (heared about midway
> through the piece.) It's not exactly identical but it's pretty darn close
> and was enough to make me feel suspicious. Has anyone else noticed this?

Kinda, not really.

 Comments in this Thread:   ( Expand )

  • history of the ring theme and "venus" (Holst) (views: 2561)
       roybatty -- Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at 9:05 p.m.
    •      Re: history of the ring theme and "venus" (Holst) (views: 3171)     We're here
         Kevin Smith -- Monday, August 4, 2008, at 6:14 a.m.

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