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Video: How the RTÉ Concert Orchestra are creating the sounds for Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
What instrument are the gloves for? Find out in the video below!
The set up for this concert is extremely impressive. The full RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be performing with a massive choir.
There are six percussionists alone drumming, banging, beating clanging and more.
Some of the instruments that Chris, James, Steve, Robbie, Maeve and Sam will be using can be seen below:
I had the chance to talk to Principal Percussionist James Dunne about what he and his colleagues will be doing on Sunday:
What's interesting about the Orc March, as featured in the video is that, according to YouTuber jediking12 :
"... it is a clanking, clamoring motif that represents "the industrial might of Middle-earth." (Howard Shore per Doug Adams, CR-FOTR liner notes, page 20).
In the Fellowship Of The Ring and The Two Towers, it was assigned to the category of Isengard and the Orcs and can be heard alone to represent Isengard, underlying the Isengard theme, or alone to represent forces of Mordor (other than Isengard). In the ROTK with the dimming of Isengard's power, the Five Beat Pattern was realigned to Mordor."