Many Meetings (soundtrack)

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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

Many Meetings is the ninth track of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Howard Shore. It is played during the beginnings of the Hobbits' time in Rivendell.

The track begins with the Rivendell theme: the regular, somewhat mysterious arpeggios in strings and reeds with steady, high vocals. It smoothly turns into the Shire "In Dreams" theme, dropping the vocals. This quickly turns into a single clarinet playing the syncopated variant. All this time the music stays smooth and quiet. The strings take over the melody, while the brass plays softly in the background in unsually long notes. The clarinet plays the syncopated rhythm again, but it doesn't last as long, and merges back into a flute playing the Rivendell theme with the steady vocals. The music again returns to the "In Dreams" theme on strings. It ends on a long note of strings that fades out.