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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Howard Shore, Ed Sheeran

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1
The Quest for Erebor
Howard Shore
3:23
2
Wilderland
Howard Shore
4:56
3
The House of Beorn
Howard Shore
3:42
4
Mirkwood
Howard Shore
4:28
5
Flies and Spiders
Howard Shore
7:51
6
The Woodland Realm
Howard Shore
4:27
7
Feast of Starlight
Howard Shore
2:49
8
Barrels Out of Bond
Howard Shore
1:50
9
The Forest River
Howard Shore
4:54
10
Bard, a Man of Lake-town
Howard Shore
2:30
11
The High Fells
Howard Shore
2:37
12
The Nature of Evil
Howard Shore
3:20
13
Protector of the Common Folk
Howard Shore
3:35
1
Thrice Welcome
Howard Shore
3:33
2
Girion, Lord of Dale
Howard Shore
3:33
3
Durin's Folk
Howard Shore
2:28
4
In the Shadow of the Mountain
Howard Shore
2:15
5
A Spell of Concealment
Howard Shore
2:51
6
On the Doorstep
Howard Shore
7:46
7
The Courage of Hobbits
Howard Shore
3:00
8
Inside Information
Howard Shore
3:48
9
Kingsfoil
Howard Shore
2:25
10
A Liar and a Thief
Howard Shore
3:41
11
The Hunters
Howard Shore
9:04
12
Smaug
Howard Shore
5:24
13
My Armor Is Iron
Howard Shore
5:16
14
I See Fire
Ed Sheeran
5:00
15
Beyond the Forest
Howard Shore
5:25
Total Playing Time    1:55:51
The original soundtrack to the second film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug follows the titular character Bilbo Baggins as he accompanies Thorin Oakenshield and his fellow dwarves on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. The film also features the vengeful pursuit of Azog the Defiler and Bolg, while Gandalf the Grey investigates a growing evil in the ruins of Dol Guldur.

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.
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