"The Music of Middle-earth" is an unofficial companion app to index Howard Shore's music for the "Lord of the Rings" films.
The film score consists of more than 80 leitmotifs or themes that relate to specific characters, locations or cultures of Middle-earth.
This project tries to provide an interactive listening experience that highlights all theme occurrences throughout the soundtrack in form of a simple, user-friendly application.
Note: None of the music is part of this application. The albums must be acquired separately.
The app includes information about the following albums:
The "Original Soundtrack" albums released between 2001 and 2003.
The "Complete Recordings" albums released between 2005 and 2007.
The "Rarities Archive" album released 2010 together with 'The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films' by Doug Adams.
If you own some of the albums, you can listen to the tracks and all indexed sections directly from the application in an interactive way.
Additionally, when listening to a track, the currently playing themes are displayed.
More information and a desktop version that runs on Windows and Mac available at:
- List of all themes and tracks
- List theme occurrences by theme or by track
- Listen to the tracks or specific theme occurrences
- Display currently playing themes while listening to the tracks