The White Rider

A Theme Associated With the Fellowship of the Ring


THE WHITE RIDER, a theme associated with the Fellowship of the Ring (the group of nine), is a waltz time melody that represents "the reincarnated Gandalf the White and his relationship to the Fellowship of the Ring."  (Doug Adams, CR--TTT liner notes, page 23)


Places this theme is heard in TTT:

Places this theme is heard in ROTK:

  • A lush, waltz-time version as Gandalf and Pippin leave Edoras on Shadowfax to go to Minas Tirith. HS COMMENT

  • A strident, urgent version (not in waltz time), is heard when Gandalf rides out to repel the Nazgul that are harassing the troops fleeing Osgiliath. (Just before the boy soprano solo is heard)

  • Another non-waltz version is heard after Gandalf knocks Denethor senseless and then rallies the Gondorian soldiers crying, "Prepare for battle! Hurry, men! To the wall! Defend the wall! "