The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Howard ShoreHoward Shore


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Composer Howard Shore's magnificent, appropriately epic work on director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy garnered the Canadian composer three Academy awards, and rightly so. When Jackson decided to tackle The Hobbit in 2012, it took little convincing to bring Shore back to Middle Earth along with him, and the resulting Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of three installments, dutifully reflected the lighter tone of the pre-Fellowship film while paying homage to the darker adventures that follow. For The Desolation of Smaug, Shore honed the themes introduced in An Unexpected Journey and amped up the darkness and bombast, introducing a memorable new cue to accompany the arrival of the film's scaly antagonist.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2013
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043173639
catalogNumber: 39488

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Howard Shore   Primary Artist
Ben Parry   Choir Master
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Conrad Pope   Conductor
Vesa-Matti Leppanen   Concert Master
Simon Toyne   Choir Master
Tiffin School Boys Choir   Boy's Choir
Terry Edwards   Choir Master
Garry Smith   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Christopher Blake   Chief Officer
Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Howard Shore   Composer,Producer
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Lewis Jones   Engineer
Lisa Margolis   Music Business Affairs
Fran Walsh   Executive Producer
Sandeep Sriram   Art Direction
Philippa Boyens   Executive Producer,Text
David Salo   Text Translation
Doug Adams   Liner Notes
Amy Baer   Score Coordinator
James Sizemore   Orchestration
Michael Pattison   Transportation Coordinator
John Neill   Sound Manager
Peter Jackson   Executive Producer
Ed Sheeran   Composer,Producer
Michelle Lewis   Management
Kate Mulligan   Scoring Coordinator
James Henry   Chief Financial Officer
Craig Thorne   Management
Usha Bhana   Scheduling
Melissa King   Artistic Director

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