Index – Culture – We have the best soundtrack of all time

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The “Lord of the Rings” theme song was voted by UK Classic FM listeners as the UK’s favorite soundtrack, ahead of such classics as Schindler’s List and Star Wars.

British Classic FM conducted a survey among its listeners. More than ten thousand people voted, and as a result, the Lord of the Rings soundtrack became the best of all time. According to the Daily Mail, composer Howard Shore’s score surpassed “Schindler’s List” in second place and “Star Wars” in third place.

Radio presenter Jonathan Ross said he was delighted that Howard Shore’s music received so much love and won first place in the Classical FM Music Hall of Fame in Film, an incredible celebration of the greatest soundtracks in history. Reacting to the news, Shore said:

Thanks to all Classic FM listeners. I’m so glad I can bring you closer to JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

The first part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy premiered in 2001 and won an Academy Award for Visual Effects, Makeup, Cinematography and Music for Original Score.

On the list, John Williams was the nation’s favorite composer, with five of his works – Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – also making the top 20. The list also includes soundtracks for the films Gladiator, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars.

List of British Classic FM soundtracks:

  1. The Lord of the Rings – Howard Shore
  2. Schindler’s list John Williams
  3. star Wars John Williams
  4. Far from Africa John Barry
  5. Gladiator Hans Zimmer
  6. Oscar Wilde Love Debbie Wiseman
  7. Dances with Wolves John Barry
  8. Jurassic Park John Williams
  9. Good bad evil Ennio Morricone
  10. Mission Ennio Morricone
  11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone John Williams
  12. Chariots of Fire Vangelis
  13. Indiana Jones John Williams
  14. ladies in lavender Nigel Hess
  15. Doctor Zivago Maurice Jarre
  16. Seven snipers Elmer Bernstein
  17. Between the stars Hans Zimmer
  18. Godfather Nino Rota
  19. Titanic James Horner
  20. Pirates of the Caribbean Klaus Bedel