Lord of the Rings soundtrack voted nation’s favourite film music

The Lord of the Rings soundtrack has stolen the coronary heart of the nation, beating out a number of traditional film scores to prime the Traditional FM Film Music Corridor of Fame 2023 record.

Throughout a day of thrilling programmes, the prime 100 items of film music had been performed on Traditional FM radio, with presenter Jonathan Ross revealing UK listeners’ primary film rating on Monday (28 August).

“I’m so thrilled to see The Lord of the Rings make it to primary on this unbelievable celebration of historical past’s best film scores, in the Traditional FM Film Music Corridor of Fame,” Ross introduced on-air.

“JRR Tolkien’s adventures are stunning, spectacular movies, however the expertise is so enhanced by the unbelievable rating that I’m delighted to see Howard Shore’s music getting this a lot love,” he mentioned.

The winner was decided after 10,000 votes had been solid by the public.

“Many because of all the Traditional FM listeners. I’m very comfortable that I used to be capable of deliver you a little bit nearer to JRR Tolkien’s Center-earth,” the 76-year-old Canadian composer mentioned of the honour.

Shore’s iconic symphonic ensemble topped different traditional film scores, resembling the earlier chart-topper Schindler’s Checklist, composed and carried out by John Williams.

Sean Astin and Elijah Wooden in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’


The 91-year-old American composer, nevertheless, was as soon as once more the nation’s most favourite composer of film music. Along with his rating for the 1993 warfare drama, his different soundtracks for Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone had been additionally in the prime 20.

Williams was adopted by Hans Zimmer and the late John Barry, each of whom landed on the record greater than as soon as too. Zimmer’s Gladiator and Interstellar compositions landed at quantity 5 and quantity 17, respectively, whereas Barry’s Out of Africa was voted quantity 5 and his Dances with Wolves rating was named quantity seven.

The complete 2023 record of Traditional FM Film Music Corridor of Fame is obtainable to view or hearken to on Global Player.

Based mostly on JRR Tolkien’s best-selling novels of the identical identify, The Lord of the Rings trilogy – which premiered in 2001 – has since seen a resurgence in reputation because of Amazon Prime Movies’ latest spin-off sequence, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy, which stars Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo and Sophia Nomvete.

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