A brand new musical score has been released on The Lord of the Rings Online YouTube channel entitled “Theme for Rohan”.
Composer, Chance Thomas, shares his thoughts in creating this piece:
How does one more broadly define Rohan? A storied nation in decline? A land simmering on the verge of all-out war? Anglo-Saxon reference with Medieval overtones? Hearty people, individual and family tenderness, triumph and tragedy, crops and kinships, determined men and women, though wary and weary? Nobility, hope, sadness and uncertainty? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes! All of these intangibles somehow had to thread themselves through a new theme for Rohan.
I love reading how much thought and effort Chance puts into his pieces. His goal isn’t just “bigger, louder, epic”. It has to have a specific feeling to be just right.
A wonderful introduction to Rohan and for more on Chance Thomas, I suggest you check out Massively’s interview with Chance Thomas!