Howard Shore strikes again with another astounding score - but gone are the hills and dales of the Shire. In the darkest soundtrack yet, Bilbo Baggins and friends are deep into their relentless quest With a company of dwarves and a Hobbit burglar, Thorin Oakenshield seeks to retake Erebor. The music and the film are darker than before, with a greater sense of danger. Still, the familiar 'Lord of the Rings' tune shines through in the first track on the album. Photo: Facebook. The pulsing rhythm of the low strings propels the drama forward in this most epic of soundtracks, where the threat of attack is always round the corner. It doesn't come much more disconcerting than using magic to communicate with the dead - and Howard Shore captures this terrifying atmosphere in the booming brass and ominous strings of this track. Continuing in the darker vein, this track is dissonant and frightening, packed full of mournful, angular sounding cello tunes. In the film, Mirkwood exerts a strong hallucinogenic influence over anyone who travels through, represented here in the music by the creepy sounding waterphone.
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Soundtrack List — Tracklist, film score list, all songs played in the movie — playlist and who sings them. Have a look below to see the official soundtrack score list for the fantasy movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the songs played in the trailer. The Quest for Erebor 2. Wilderland 3. The House of Beorn 4.
The music of The Hobbit film series is composed and produced by Howard Shore , who scored all three The Lord of the Rings films , to which The Hobbit trilogy is a prequel. The score continues the style of The Lord of the Rings score, and utilizes a vast ensemble, multiple musical forms and styles, a large number of leitmotives and various unusual instruments, adding to Shore's overarching music of the Middle-earth films. Shore composed over nine hours of music, featuring 65 new musical themes and reprising 50 themes from the Lord of the Rings. Shore sketched and orchestrated the music for an immense ensemble consisting of a large symphony orchestra, additional stage "bands" featuring various non-orchestral instruments , multiple choirs and several vocal soloists. While not quite as critically successful as his Lord of the Rings compositions, Shore's score remained a financial success, peaking in the top ten album charts in multiple countries, and garnered various award nominations, and his setting of the "Misty Mountains" tune becoming very popular. The score has since been performed as a Symphonic piece in four movements for orchestra and soloist. The score and its production were the subject of an hour-long documentary film created for the behind-the-scenes features of The Desolation of Smaug, and is also to be featured in dedicated book by musicologist Doug Adams, set to be completed in late With these three scores added to the music of the Lord of the Rings , Howard Shore has composed over leitmotifs for the Middle Earth films, creating by far the largest collection of themes in the history of cinema and one of the biggest collections for any cycle of musical compositions. Howard Shore continued his approach from the music of The Lord of the Rings films, and wrote identified leitmotifs not including ten or more newly reprised themes from the Lord of the Rings that are used throughout the nine hours [note 1] of the three scores.