200 musicians to accompany 'Fellowship of the Ring' showing in Anaheim

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More than 200 musicians pick up their instruments Saturday night to accompany The Lord of the Rings film “The Fellowship of the Ring.” The score, composed by Howard Shore, won both the Grammy and Academy awards. The film will be projected onto a 60-foot screen at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Musicologist Doug Adams was given exclusive access to Howard Shore, his scores, and the film’s original artwork for his book “The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films.”

"I came on in ’01 when they were still working on the first film. It hadn’t been released yet. By the end I was able to attend recording sessions and it became more collaborative as the process went on because you learned to trust each other. It was fun to see it pick up steam," he said.

Tonight’s concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim is part of a 9-city West Coast tour. The Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Chorale and Phoenix Boys Choir accompany soprano Kaitlyn Lusk.

Listen to the rest of the interview with Doug Adams above.