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The Treason Of Isengard

This article is about the track by Howard Shore. For the the book, see The Treason of Isengard.
The Fellowship of the Ring - Original Soundtrack
  1. The Prophecy
  2. Concerning Hobbits
  3. The Shadow Of The Past
  4. The Treason Of Isengard
  5. The Black Rider
  6. At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony
  7. A Knife In The Dark
  8. Flight To The Ford
  9. Many Meetings
  10. The Council of Elrond
  11. The Ring Goes South
  12. A Journey In The Dark
  13. The Bridge Of Khazad Dum
  14. Lothlorien
  15. The Great River
  16. Amon Hen
  17. The Breaking of the Fellowship
  18. May It Be

The Treason of Isengard is the fourth track of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Howard Shore. It starts out with a soft chorus with strings in the background, in the One Ring theme. It quickly rises all of a sudden with strings in the foreground and brass in the back. It has a walking or traveling theme, played by strings, oboes, and trumpets in the foreground and low brass in the back. The "Merry Meetings" theme is then played on the trumpet with strings in the background, soft and gentle, launching right into the Fellowship theme in the same manner. However, it soon grows deep and loud, with the Minas Tirith/White Rider theme played on brass and drums. It runs itself out and slows down, followed by dark, long, notes on the brass that gradually crescendo into a new theme of loud chorus with drums, not unlike the Black Rider theme - designed for the duel of Gandalf and Saruman. The track ends on this note.