McCreary had to scrutinize who Elrond was at this point in his story to find the right notes to put on paper.
“I had to put everything else aside and focus on who he was at the beginning of the ‘Rings of Power’ story and create something a little more idealistic, optimistic and youthful. , but a melody revolves around itself. And it moves from major to minor in a way that’s a bit out of place in itself. It’s finding its place.”
It’s pretty cool that he’s acting in depth from a character position, isn’t it? McCreary also promises that Elrond’s theme will grow and expand as the character progresses through the series and becomes the authority figure we know from the movies.
For reference, McCreary also said that the easiest subject for him was with the dwarves of Khazad-dum. The composer admits that he can relate to the dwarves the most and that is probably why he comes up with their themes so quickly, but the prominence of the roads and chorus singing patriotic dwarf Khuzdul’s song was a no-brainer for him, and the final version we heard in episode 2 of the show was barely changed from McCreary’s rough draft.
“Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is available to stream on Prime Video with new episodes debuting every Friday.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1009007/the-lord-of-the-rings-movies-made-a-certain-rings-of-power-theme-more-challenging-to-compose-exclusive/ The Lord of the Rings movie made a theme about certain powerful rings harder to compose [Exclusive]