The LOTR Movie Site
April 13, 2000

Preview Music Is Not Carmina
Josh M.

I don't know the source of the music in the preview, but I'm fairly certain that Angela's info is incorrect; it is NOT Carmina Burana, although it does have a similar feel. That piece is one of my favorites.

I'll have to listen to the entire composition again to make sure it's not some part in the middle that I'm forgetting, but it definitely is not the intro, which is the part used by countless movies (The Omen, Mel Gibson's Hamlet just to name a couple off the top of my head).