> 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?