Ringer Spy Vans sends in news regarding who, what, when and where they’ll be scoring The Lord Of The Rings!!
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will be recording the soundtrack (presumably only to the Fellowship) in April 2001.
Musicians – The entire New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, see below. I don’t know who will be conducting it. Possibly Howard Shore himself, I guess, if he does much conducting.
Places – Possibly in the Michael Fowler Centre, or in a recording studio further up near Courtenay Place. I’m not sure which they use for professional recording gigs.
Dates – A number of dates in the first weeks of April (I only had a very brief glance at their callsheet). These are “booked solid”, so it’s definitely going to happen then.
I know quite a few of the players in the NZSO, but they won’t get the music until a week or so before I should think.
That’s really all I know. I doubt Howard has even started on the music yet – these things tend to get done very quickly indeed.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor Matthias Bamert
Conductor Laureate Franz-Paul Decker
Concertmaster Wilma Smith
Peter van Drimmelen
John de Colville
Lawrence Preman Tilson