The Fellowship of the Ring: the Music (Part III)

Ivy roots cling to the trunk of a tree at Moseley Bog in Birmingham, England, believed to be the inspiration for Tolkien's ancient forests in his books The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The languages of Middle Earth are more than just vital to the Lord of the Rings: They are an essential part of Howard Shore’s operatic film score.