Guys, I need your help. I'm having this discussion with a friend, whether Howard Shore wrote all his music alone or whether he took a certain piece as inspiration. As many of you may know, When John Williams scored Star Wars, he took the music of composer Gustav Holst and fit it into his work. The piece is called "Die Planeten" or "The Planets". Williams used the first part, called "Mars". When watching the films of LotR (all three of them) I thought I heard in the music a likeness to another pieces of that, called "Jupiter". Unfortunately I have neither the soundtrack to the films nor the original Holst series with me. If anyone of you does, is interested in music, and has a good hearing for music and melodies... Please listen to the music and tell me, if you think my theory is right or wrong. As for the film parts where to look for the Holst-theme, I memory might deceive me in this, but listen to the Saruman-theme, you know, the scene where they show that hole in the ground in front of Orthanc. Thank you so much.