Lord of the Rings Music
If you like Lord of the Rings Music, then you're well aware of Howard Shore's Oscar-winning score. He accomplished something nothing short of miraculous: he created a score that stretches over three movies without making it seem stretched or tired. But did you know that there are other artists who have contributed to the Lord of the Rings' tremendous popularity?
One such composer is Chris Field. Chris was a collaborator on the musical landscape of Middle Earth, but not in the sense you might expect. He worked on the music for the trailers of the film. Most people would just assume that the music that you hear in a movie preview is simply an excerpt from the film, but this is a falsehood. Original cinema scores are too drawn out and paced to be featured in a 30 second preview.
Therefore, original compositions must be written which fit into the demanding timeframe of movie previews. Lord of the Rings music is no different. Chris Field composed and arranged a piece which has become the most popular of all Lord of the Rings trailer pieces: "Gothic Power." It lasts no more than two minutes, but in that time, it is an amazing piece of powerful and mystical music.
Not surprisingly, Chris has amassed a sizable fan base because of the success of Gothic Power. If you would like to hear more of Chris' work, check out his new album, "Sub-Conscious." You'll hear elements of Gothic Power and other Lord of the Rings music, but you'll walk away with a new understanding of a fascinating and talented artist.