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Chance Thomas

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==Discography==
 
==Discography==
 
* [[1999]]: ''[[Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' (supervision, unreleased)
 
* [[1999]]: ''[[Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' (supervision, unreleased)
* [[2002]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)]]'' (supervision, trailer)
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* [[2002]]: [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' (video game)]] (supervision, trailer)
* [[2002]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (video game)]]'' (supervision)
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* [[2002]]: [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' (video game)]] (supervision)
* [[2003]]: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)]]'' (supervision)
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* [[2003]]: [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (2003 video game)]] (supervision)
 
* [[2003]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard]]'' (supervision, cancelled)
 
* [[2003]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard]]'' (supervision, cancelled)
 
* [[2003]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring]]'' (composer)
 
* [[2003]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring]]'' (composer)
 
* [[2007]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (soundtrack)|The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'' (composer)
 
* [[2007]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (soundtrack)|The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'' (composer)
 
* [[2008]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (soundtrack)|The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria]]'' (composer)
 
* [[2008]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (soundtrack)|The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria]]'' (composer)
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* [[2012]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan (soundtrack)|The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan]]'' (composer)
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{quote|Certainly being connected to ''Lord of the Rings'' didn't hurt my situation, but that doesn't explain why game music from other similar high profile titles never finds an audience. For that matter, the excellent work done by [[Brad Spear]], who composed the beautiful, rich score for [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|''The Fellowship of the Ring'' game]], never found this kind of audience, nor has the recent award-winning soundtrack from [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'']]. So it's more than just an attractive franchise and a cool soundtrack. It's a formula I've been working on since my early days as Senior Music Director at Sierra Online.|Chance Thomas, [http://www.gignews.com/goddess/chancethomas.htm GIGnews interview]}}
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{{quote|I really began to understand just how much thought the old professor put into imagining how his world would resonate with music. This wasn’t a casual afterthought. He’d done some real thinking about music and sound in his world. I felt that if I was ever going to make any music that amounted to anything for this universe, I had better understand it from the ground up.|Chance Thomas, [http://www.vgmonline.net/chancethomasinterview/]}}
{{quote|As for me, my official credit reads: 'Live Orchestral and Choral Music by Chance Thomas'. Funny story, there was actually a mix-up with my credit in the printed booklet. A friend called me a couple of weeks ago and said, 'Hey, what gives? They've got you listed in some obscure place, like next to extra appreciation for Crispy Cream Donuts.' I actually don't mind close proximity to donuts. But [[Turbine]] tells me it's all been corrected now in their online credit list.|Chance Thomas, [http://music.ign.com/articles/791/791216p3.html IGN Music interview]}}  
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{{quote|I was given a mandate to create music that was true to the spirit and letter of Tolkien's writings. To do that with any sort of fidelity, I found myself returning to the books again and again.|Chance Thomas, [http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/05/23/chance-thomas-invades-middle-earth?page=2]}}
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* [http://www.hugesound.com HUGEsound - Chance Thomas's Official website]
 
* [http://www.hugesound.com HUGEsound - Chance Thomas's Official website]

Latest revision as of 17:50, 8 August 2014

Chance Thomas is a composer and producer of original music for video games. He has been Sierra Online's music director as well as Electronic Arts', and has as such worked on many Tolkien games. In 1998 he was hired to compose the music for Middle-earth Online, a project that would eventually become The Lord of the Rings Online.

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"I really began to understand just how much thought the old professor put into imagining how his world would resonate with music. This wasn’t a casual afterthought. He’d done some real thinking about music and sound in his world. I felt that if I was ever going to make any music that amounted to anything for this universe, I had better understand it from the ground up."
― Chance Thomas, [1]
"I was given a mandate to create music that was true to the spirit and letter of Tolkien's writings. To do that with any sort of fidelity, I found myself returning to the books again and again."
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