Before the Fellowship

July 21, 2022

Bear McCreary Scoring THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER – Main Theme by Howard Shore

Rolling Stone revealed this morning that Bear McCreary will score the anticipated series, while Howard Shore returns to Middle-earth for the show’s theme tune.

“As I set out to compose the score for this series, I strove to honor Howard Shore’s musical legacy,” McCreary told Rolling Stone. “When I heard his majestic main title, I was struck by how perfectly his theme and my original score, though crafted separately, fit together so beautifully. I am excited for audiences to join us on this new musical journey to Middle-earth.”

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER, or simply THE RINGS OF POWER, is an upcoming fantasy television series based on the novel The Lord of the Rings and its appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien. Developed by showrunners J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay for the streaming service Prime Video, the epic drama series is set thousands of years before Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the Second Age of Middle-earth, and follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-Earth.

The series is scheduled to premiere on the streaming service Prime Video on September 2, 2022, with new episodes released on a weekly basis.

Amazon Music has today revealed two of McCreary’s pieces for the show. The teasingly named ‘Galadriel’ and ‘Sauron’ —are available to stream here.

Watch the show’s main teaser trailer, revealed last week:

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