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  Rings soundtrack voted best ever
Updated 24 August 2003, 11.01

The soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings films has been voted the best evert by listeners of Classic FM.

The music composed, by Canadian man Howard Shore, edged the music to the film Gladiator into second place.

Fact File
Top 10 soundtracks
1 - The Lord of the Rings - Howard Shore
2 - Gladiator - Hans Zimmer
3 - Star Wars - John Williams
4 - Schindler's List - John Williams
5 - Out of Africa - John Barry
6 - The Mission - Ennio Morricone
7 - Titanic - James Horner
8 - Dances With Wolves - John Barry
9 - Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre
10 - Jurassic Park - John Williams
Harry Potter composer John Williams did really well with third and fourth place with Star Wars and Schindler's List.

But the music he wrote for Potter didn't make the top 30 in the poll, although Williams did have seven entries in the top 50.

Earlier this year Shore's Rings music also did really well in a poll to find the best classical piece of music ever.

In Classic FM's Hall of Fame it was voted the ninth best piece of music ever.

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