The Lord of the Rings score is the best collection of music I have heard in my entire life. I only have to hear one note from Howard Shores masterpieces and I can see the scene in my mind, that is how good it is. (Although, this could be due to the fact that I have seen the films more than 3 billion times). Howard Shore even won an Oscar for his work on the trilogy, so news that he will be returning to Middle Earth to work on The Hobbit is splendid news.
More evidence to suggest that the score is better than anything else in the world, there are numerous tours going on around the globe, 5 years after the trilogy was complete. One luck person got to see a concert in Switzerland, and sent the following to TheOneRing.net
Hi there! I was at the world premiere of the Fellowship of the Ring performed live to the film concert in Lucerne/Switzerland last night, at which Howard Shore was present. Before the concert there was a brief talk with him, during which he mentioned that “WE are going to start on the screenplay soon,” when asked about The Hobbit. Imagine my Ringer heart taking a leap of joy. At the signing taking place after the concert, I did ask, just be sure, if I had heard correctly, and Howard confirmed that yes, he will be scoring The Hobbit. He’s hopeful that New Line will work something out with the Tolkien Estate’s because, “It’s too important a project.” Let’s hope he’s right! I should not neglect to mention that the concert was amazing and conductor Ludwig Wicki, the 21st Century Orchestra and Choir, the Luzerner Saengerknaben choir and the soloists got a standing ovation for at least 5 minutes. I can’t wait for March 2009, when The Two Towers concert is tentatively scheduled.