Amazon has announced the composers for its upcoming epic fantasy television series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Fans will be happy to know that Oscar winner Howard Shore, who composed the scores for both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will return to do the main theme for The Rings of Power. The rest of the series’ score will be done by Bear McCreary, best known for composing 2018’s God of War.
Shore won three Academy Awards for his work on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, winning Best Original Score for both The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King, as well as for the song “Into the West” from The Two Towers. He would go on to score The Hobbit trilogy too, though never received any Oscar nominations for them.
However, Shore will only do the main theme for The Rings of Power. The rest of the series’ music will be composed by Bear McCreary, who is best known for composing the score for 2018’s God of War, as well as for television shows like See, Snowpiercer and Black Sails, among others. McCreary will return to compose the score for the upcoming God of War Ragnarok too.
Amazon’s The Rings of Power will adapt the Second Age of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, documenting the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fall of the kingdom of Numenor and many more events that led into The Lord of the Rings.
If you want an idea of what to expect in the upcoming show, make sure you read the 10 things we’re excited to see in The Rings of Power.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power airs on 2 September 2022 via Prime Video. Have a listen to McCreary’s theme for Sauron below.