Title - 'Music From The Hobbit & The Lord Of The Rings'
Artist - The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (in Czech, Filharmonici mìsta Prahy) is a professional philharmonic symphony orchestra. It is predominantly composed of Czech and Slovak classical and jazz musicians.
Indeed, the orchestra started out after World War II, in 1947, as the in-house full orchestra regularly playing music for film, television and animation productions at the world famous Barrandov Film Studios, in Prague. As well as the historic Krátký Film productions (meaning "short film," in Czech), and the former Czechoslovak Television.
So, that subtext was put there to make you realize that these guys really mean business when it comes to recording these works of cinematic art!
The single disc CD begins with three tracks from 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in the lush 'Over Hill,' A Thunder Battle' and then 'Dreaming Of A Bag End.' It then flows seamlessly into five tracks from The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring' with 'The Fellowship,' 'The Prophecy,' 'Concerning Hobbits,' 'The Shadow Of The Past/A Knife In The Dark' and then 'The Bridge Of Khazad Dum.'
We continue onwards with this uniquely incredible collection of the very best themes from Howard Shore's scores with three cuts from The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers in 'The Riders Of Rohan,' 'Evenstar' and 'Forth Eorlingas/Isengard Unleashed.' We then finally listen to four scores from
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King with 'Hope And Memory/Minas Tirith,' 'The White Tree,' and the both 'Twilight And Shadow' and 'The Fields Of Pelennor.'