This transcription represents my best effort to capture as much information about the Fellowship of the Ring film score as possible, including notes, tempi, orchestration, song texts, and cues from the movie (extended edition). The transcription is in two-staff short score format, and although information content took precedence over playability, most of the transcription should be playable at the piano, with omission of certain lines if desired. The source for the transcription was the Complete Recordings, and it is indicated where material is cut from the film. The transcription is divided according to the track listings in the Complete Recordings.
Cues from the film are shown in italics, with dialogue in “quotation marks” and characters underlined. Song names, authors, and translators are shown in small text. Song lyrics are in normal type, with English translations shown beneath in italics. The matching of lyrics to the recordings is done only where possible, and is indebted to the timestamps on Marilynn Miller’s website www.amagpiesnest.com. At certain points translation was not possible, due to the jumbling of syntax in matching words to the music.
This transcription was done by a fan of Howard Shore’s score and Tolkien’s works, for the interest of other fans. It was inspired by Alcaeru’s website alcaeru.weebly.com and Doug Adams’s wonderful book “The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films.”
A huge thank-you to Mr M.W. from New Zealand for putting in a huge amount of effort to bring this great score to the piano.