> It occured to me that Shore might have specifically written his ROTK
> contribution with little influence of Fellowship/Two Towers themes because
> he wanted to get another nomination for "best ORIGINAL score"
> (and possibly even the Oscar itself). Remember: He didn't get nominated
> this year because TTT used a large amount of FOTR themes and therefore
> didn't qualify as an ORIGINAL soundtrack.
What I believe is that Shore DID indeed, use those themes IN THE MOVIE, since they are the emotional core of the whole score, as the gondor theme will also become. But there's no reason to sell a soundtrack that focuses only on previously released songs. It makes more sense to believe he wants to focus this album on the new themes. Leaving the known ones only in the movie.
It would be grat if they decide to release the full soundtrack someday.