The Fellowship of the Ring Complete Transcription
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.”
The Fellowship of the Ring Complete Recordings
The Return of the King Complete Recordings
I also have incomplete versions of these pieces:
The Road to Isengard
A Coronal of Silver and Gold
The Lighting of the Beacons (part 2)
Shieldmaiden of Rohan
The Crack of Doom
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Not Arranged for Piano
Sometimes, people transcribe pieces so that the notes are written, but it is not playable on piano. Here are some of these pieces. Some have more than two staves. I mainly use these to help me with my own arrangements.