Middle Earth has confirmed who will be in charge of putting music on it. Amazon has announced that Bear McCreary be the composer music of the expected The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerthe ambitious series to adapt the literary work of J. R. R. Tolkien to the television format. McCreary, winner of the Emmyhas worked on series such as The Walking Dead and Snowpiercer. But there is more: Howard Shore take the baton after his work in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings presenting the main theme of the series. It was a rumor that had sounded for months, and that is finally confirmed. It is about, after last trailerof one of the great news that the JD Payne and Patrick McKay show has been revealing (it goes rolling stone).
Emmy-winning composer and Oscar-winner will work together to bring Middle-earth to life through music
“When I set out to compose the score for this series, I strove to honor Howard Shore’s musical legacy,” McCreary has confessed to the aforementioned medium. “When I heard your majestic main theme, I was impressed by how perfectly his piece and my original score, although created separately, fit together so wonderfully. I am excited for the public to join us in this new musical journey to Middle Earth”, confessed the author, who has presented in Amazon Music the first two songs of the rings of powerone centered on sauron and another in Galadriel –and that you can listen here and a little below-. However, McCreary’s score will merge with that of Shore, an Oscar winner and one of the world’s most respected composers.
Shore was in charge of composing the music for the famous trilogies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by Peter Jackson and one of the keys to adaptations. He conceived the adventures of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins as pieces of a symphonic story in the shape of a pear, making an unforgettable, complex and truly iconic soundtrack, in which they go from pleasant and dreamlike themes to other more ominous and peaks. Howard Shore brought sound identity to the cultures of Middle-earth, giving distinctive sounds to races such as the hobbits, elves, dwarves, men, and orcs.
McCreary has composed the music for the series and Howard Shore the main theme
Ben Bowen, worldwide director of music for Amazon Studios, has applauded the announcement and the choice of these two musicians. “With his deep knowledge of the legendarium Tolkien, along with two of the greatest musical talents of our time, we’re thrilled to have Howard and Bear join us on this epic journey to Middle-earth,” Bowen explained. The most expensive series in history, it will take us to the Second Age of Middle-earth, narrating to us a story to last 5 seasons.
The Rings of Power It will premiere exclusively through Prime Video on September 2.
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‘Rings of Power’ will feature music by Bear McCreary and Howard Shore