The Shadow Of The Past (soundtrack)

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The name Shadow of the Past refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Shadow of the Past (disambiguation).
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 Shadow Of The Past is the third track of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Howard Shore. It begins slightly wistful and dark, with the melody played by the oboe, and strings in the background. Suddenly, the song breaks into the 5/4 Isengard theme, followed by a loud chorus with the theme of the Black Riders. The brass and drums take over as it quiets down, then shifting back to quieter oboe and low brass, playing the Prophecy theme. It crescendos again, but quickly after decrescendos into a quiet theme played by the strings and brass. It ends with the brass crescendoing and moving.