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The Two Towers, disc 2, track 6:

The Forests of Ithilien

[00:00-01:04] The Pity of Gollum (Sméagol's Theme)
From the Annotated Score: "Solo clarinet returns the story to Frodo, Sam and Gollum. The clarinet, of course, relates to the two citizens of the Shire, but the melodic line is anything but hobbit-like. Lifting through an F-minor arpeggio then descending, the clarinet seems to be toying with the opening of The Pity of Gollum. "It's tying the two of them - Frodo and Gollum - together," Shore acknowledges. "Frodo could become Gollum.""
[01:04-02:14] The Pity of Gollum (Sméagol's Theme)
From the Annotated Score: "Soon the hobbits retire for the night and Gollum is alone with himself. Fractures of the Pity theme tumble through the orchestra. Violins and bass clarinet examine the telltale ascending minor arpeggios under flittering celesta trills as the subservient Sméagol and the treacherous Gollum vie for dominance - the winner being announced, not with a blast of trumpets, but with the squawk of a contrabass clarinet."
[02:15-02:53] The Hobbit Outline Figure accompaniment
Liner notes (DA): "When he delivers a brace of coneys to Frodo and Sam, Gollum is accompanied by a grunting variation on the Hobbit Outline Figure scored for contrabass clarinet, contrabassoon and cimbalom."
[02:15-02:55] Gollum's Menace (Gollum's Theme) *
From the Annotated Score: "Needy Sméagol has cast nasty Gollum aside, and is busy at work pleasing his master. The contrabass clarinet, supported from below by pizzicato bass, plays an irreparably damaged variation on the chipper Hobbit Outline figure, the highest pitch swinging downwards on its rotting hinge. Over this, Sméagol has repurposed the cimbalom from Gollum's Menace, wrenching it into a servile, toothless grin. Contrabassoon enters the mix, deepening the composition's timbre just before Sam cuts short Sméagol's moment of giddy triumph. "It is a strange little thing," Shore says with a smile, "almost comedic.""
[03:57-04:20] The Mûmakil

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