"The Music of Middle-earth" is an unofficial companion app to index Howard Shore's music for the "Lord of the Rings" films.

The film score consists of more than 80 leitmotifs or themes that relate to specific characters, locations or cultures of Middle-earth.
This project tries to provide an interactive listening experience that highlights all theme occurrences throughout the soundtrack in form of a simple, user-friendly application.

Note: None of the music is part of this application. The albums must be acquired separately.

The app includes information about the following albums:

The "Original Soundtrack" albums released between 2001 and 2003.
The "Complete Recordings" albums released between 2005 and 2007.
The "Rarities Archive" album released 2010 together with 'The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films' by Doug Adams.

If you own some of the albums, you can listen to the tracks and all indexed sections directly from the application in an interactive way.
Additionally, when listening to a track, the currently playing themes are displayed.

More information and a desktop version that runs on Windows and Mac available at:

- List of all themes and tracks
- List theme occurrences by theme or by track
- Listen to the tracks or specific theme occurrences
- Display currently playing themes while listening to the tracks

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

* Fix album selection issue

More information and a desktop version available at:

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Morgoth16731018 ,


Looks like you new to have the music already, I was looking for a quick way of getting it

Webster's Rogue 1 ,

Great app, overall

There seems to be confusion among ppl who previously downloaded this app. It does not give you the soundtracks. Rather, if you already have them on iTunes it links to them. It’s generally a great app. The albums it links to are: the “Original Soundtrack,” the “Complete Recording,” and the “Rarities Archive.” This last one doesn’t come up on my iTunes and I’ve never heard if it. I think there are a couple mistakes, like under the theme for “Rohan Fanfare,” the piece under the track “Uruk-Hai” is, I think, the theme for the Fellowship, not for Rohan. But I may be wrong.

rnsia ,

Pointless App

It is merely a filtering app for music you already have on your device. Does not contain any music by itself. All music must be purchased/downloaded separately from the app. Not sure what the concept of this app was... Anybody who would have the songs already, would more than likely have some sort of filtered album already. Useless app that serves no function and provides no benefit to the user.


Tizian Zeltner
2.6 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Tizian Zeltner


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