General’s Report: Sam’s Song in the Tower of Cirith Ungol

In this episode of The General’s Report, Joshua David Ling delves into the fascinating world of Tolkien’s poetry and its influence on Howard Shore’s score for the Hobbit theme in Lord of the Rings. Joshua discusses his theory that Shore’s use of certain musical motifs in the Hobbit theme was directly inspired by Sam’s Song in the tower of Cirith Ungol, a pivotal moment in the story. Joshua provides insightful analysis of both the poetry and music, examining the similarities in structure and theme, and offering compelling evidence to support his theory. Whether you’re a fan of Tolkien’s works, a lover of film scores, or simply interested in the creative process, this episode is not to be missed. Join us as we explore the fascinating intersection of poetry and music in the world of Middle-earth.

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