Gollum's Menace

A Theme for Gollum


MENACE OF GOLLUM, a theme for Gollum, is played on the cimbalom (a type of hammered dulcimer) which gives it a jittery effect.

Historically, this theme has also been called Stinker, Gollum's Theme, and Menace of Gollum.


HS COMMENT (TTT Audio Commentary)
HS COMMENT (TTT Appendices Comments)


Places this theme is heard in TTT:

  • As Gollum creeps down the rock face in Emyn Muil, hoping to surprise the 'sleeping' Hobbits.

  • As Gollum 'meets' Sting.  Frodo threatens to cut his throat if he doesn't release the choke hold he has on Sam.

  • As Gollum sprints off to lead the Hobbits to the Black Gate.

  • During the 'argument' between Sméagol and Gollum after they leave Osgiliath. Gollum reminds Sméagol that Frodo tricked them (in Henneth Annûn).

Places this theme is heard in ROTK:

  • As Gollum and Sméagol discuss their options while gazing in a lake.

  • Similar to the first instance of this theme, a quiet, sneaky version is heard as Gollum takes the Lembas from Sam's pack and disposes of it..