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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Howard Shore

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1
My Dear Frodo
Howard Shore
8:04
2
Old Friends
Howard Shore
4:29
3
An Unexpected Party
Howard Shore
3:52
4
Axe or Sword?
Howard Shore
5:58
5
Misty Mountains
Richard Armitage; The Dwarf Cast
1:43
6
The Adventure Begins
Howard Shore
2:05
7
The World is Ahead
Howard Shore
2:20
8
An Ancient Enemy
Howard Shore
4:58
9
Radagast the Brown
Howard Shore
4:54
10
Roast Mutton
Howard Shore
4:03
11
A Troll-hoard
Howard Shore
2:39
12
The Hill of Sorcery
Howard Shore
3:51
13
Warg-scouts
Howard Shore
3:02
1
The Hidden Valley
Howard Shore
3:52
2
Moon Runes
Howard Shore
3:20
3
The Defiler
Howard Shore
1:14
4
The White Council
Howard Shore
7:20
5
Over Hill
Howard Shore
3:44
6
A Thunder Battle
Howard Shore
3:55
7
Under Hill
Howard Shore
1:55
8
Riddles in the Dark
Howard Shore
5:21
9
Brass Buttons
Howard Shore
7:38
10
Out of the Frying-Pan
Howard Shore
5:55
11
A Good Omen
Howard Shore
5:47
12
Song of the Lonely Mountain
Neil Finn
4:09
13
Dreaming of Bag End
Howard Shore
1:49
Total Playing Time    1:47:57
The original soundtrack to the first film in The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is convinced by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug.

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.

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.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Watertower Music Studio Masters

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