Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Special Edition]

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Special Edition]

by Howard Shore

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Howard Shore again supplies the musical complement to Peter Jackson's film work in this soundtrack for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." As with "The Lord of the Rings" films, the music is lush and richly orchestral -- with the occasional choir -- utilizing similarly pastoral themes for the hobbits and rhythmic, suspenseful ones for the threatening creatures and characters. Undoubtedly, some of these motifs will be heard in the soundtracks for the other two films in Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. The overall scope of Shore's music isn't quite as sweeping and epic as that for The Lord of the Rings, perhaps a natural reflection of the smaller scale of Bilbo's adventures with the ring when compared to its fuller story as laid out in Lord of the Rings. Yet, it still has some grandeur and hits all the right emotional notes, lest you forget that this is an adventure story about the eternal struggle between the forces of dark and light. The requisite end credits song is by Neil Finn of New Zealand's Crowded House. [A Special Edition with four bonus tracks was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2012
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043164026
catalogNumber: 39373
Rank: 6576

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Howard Shore   Primary Artist,Conductor
Neil Finn   Vocals
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ben Parry   Choir Director
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
James Brett   Conductor
Pieter Schoeman   Concert Master
Thomas Bowes   Concert Master
James Nesbitt   Vocals
Simon Toyne   Choir Director
Tiffin School Boys Choir   Boy's Choir
Terry Edwards   Choir Director
William Kircher   Vocals
Stephen Hunter   Vocals
Peter Hambleton   Vocals
Mark Hadlow   Vocals
Ken Stott   Vocals
John Callen   Vocals
Jed Brophy   Vocals
Graham McTavish   Vocals
Dean O'Gorman   Vocals
Aidan Turner   Vocals
Adam Brown   Vocals

Technical Credits

Plan 9   Producer
Peter Cobbin   Engineer
David Donaldson   Composer,Original Material
Neil Finn   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Howard Shore   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Tim Walker   Artistic Director
Simon Rhodes   Engineer
Liam Finn   Producer
Peter Clarke   Auricle Programming
Luke Daniels   Assistant Contractor
Thomas Kemp   Orchestra Leader
Lewis Jones   String Mixing
Lisa Margolis   Music Business Affairs
Fran Walsh   Executive Producer
Steve Roche   Composer,Original Material
Sandeep Sriram   Art Direction
David Long   Composer,Producer,Original Material
Sam O'Kell   Engineer
J.R.R. Tolkien   Text
Philippa Boyens   Executive Producer,Text
Colette Barber   Studio Manager
Benjamin Ealovega   Session Photographer
Janet Roddick   Composer,Original Material
David Salo   Text Translation
Doug Adams   Liner Notes
Rich Palecek   Accounting
James Sizemore   Music Program
Jo Buckley   Assistant Contractor
Elroy Finn   Producer
Victoria Kelly   String Arrangements
Peter Jackson   Executive Producer
Jason Huss   Engineer
Stephen Gallagher   Composer,Producer
Mark Pokorny   Still Pictures

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Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Special Edition] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Brian Daisey More than 1 year ago
Great Score. This one has a lot of variety. Sometimes it is loud and bombastic, and sometimes subtle and carefree