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APeX3181
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Nov 20 2012, 8:30pm

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I know there are a lot of threads being posted about Howard Shore's music, but I was unable to find this info anywhere.

Does anyone know who Shore worked with on the score? We know Neil Finn and Stage 9. Does anyone know what chrous or soloists did work on The Hobbit?

I was really impressed with his selections for LOTR, and am really looking foward to hearing who's helping with The Hobbit.


Owain
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Nov 20 2012, 9:13pm

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Welcom APeX3181! [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know if there is any more detail than what you have stated... but here is a link to Howard Shore's website that has info about the Soundtrack.

http://www.howardshore.com/news/

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Eleniel
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Nov 20 2012, 9:31pm

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Your best bet would be to ask Doug Adams on his blog [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.musicoflotr.com/

(or he may answer you here, of course!)

When Classic Fm played their "exclusive" track on Sunday the announcer did mention the choir - I was only half listening but I think it was "London Voices", who of course sang on the LotR soundtracks, so it's a pretty safe bet, although their website doesn't list any connection with The Hobbit yet...

http://www.london-voices.co.uk/index.php


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Magpie
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Nov 20 2012, 9:53pm

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It's possible that stuff will be revealed in the liner notes for the CDs [In reply to] Can't Post

That will come out in (let me count) 21 Days.


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APeX3181
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Nov 20 2012, 11:14pm

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Thanks for the suggestions! [In reply to] Can't Post

Doug Adams confirmed that the London Voices did work on The Hobbit.


Earl
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Nov 21 2012, 6:25am

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That would be Plan 9 and David Long (not Stage 9) [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's a listing of the tracks Plan 9 collaborated with Shore on:

1. Misty Mountains
2. The World Is Ahead
3. Roast Mutton
4. Over Hill
5. Song of the Lonely Mountain (with Neil Finn)
6. The Edge of the Wild

Also, Stephen Gallagher (don't ask me who he is, I have no idea!) collaborated with Shore on "Blunt The Knives".



Magpie
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Nov 21 2012, 1:11pm

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Steve Gallagher appears to be a music editor [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1741477/

but he's also a composer so I suspect, for whatever reason, he composed some music on that track.

http://tweettunnel.com/...xtfield=SteveG_Music

http://www.stephengallagher.co.nz/work


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Earl
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Nov 21 2012, 1:30pm

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Thanks for that [In reply to] Can't Post

I found his official website too. Fun times Smile



Magpie
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Nov 21 2012, 1:36pm

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(points at third link in my post) [In reply to] Can't Post

I did add that link a minute or so after posting (as an edit) ... but unless you opened your compose window and let it sit for 15 minutes... I think you missed it.

;-)


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Earl
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Nov 21 2012, 1:40pm

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I did have to look through my Gmail drafts to find the website... [In reply to] Can't Post

... so yes, I left the compose window open for quite a while Blush



Magpie
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Nov 21 2012, 1:42pm

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lol... [In reply to] Can't Post

I just googled his name to find it. It took me one minute. I just didn't look at it till after I posted so I added it as an edit.


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Doug Adams
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Nov 21 2012, 2:55pm

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By the Numbers [In reply to] Can't Post

2, 3, 4, and 6 are pieces that include the "Misty Mountains" melody, but the compositions themselves are entirely Howard Shore's work, not collaborative efforts. 1 is the Dwarves' a cappella song by Plan 9. 5 is, of course, Finn's song setting.

NZ-based Stephen Gallagher wrote and produced "Blunt the Knives." He also worked on District 9 (which Jackson produced) and The Lovely Bones.



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Here's a listing of the tracks Plan 9 collaborated with Shore on:

1. Misty Mountains
2. The World Is Ahead
3. Roast Mutton
4. Over Hill
5. Song of the Lonely Mountain (with Neil Finn)
6. The Edge of the Wild

Also, Stephen Gallagher (don't ask me who he is, I have no idea!) collaborated with Shore on "Blunt The Knives".



(This post was edited by Doug Adams on Nov 21 2012, 2:56pm)


Earl
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Nov 21 2012, 3:03pm

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Thanks for the clarifications [In reply to] Can't Post

I haven't heard the soundtrack yet (I'm waiting until after watching the movie), so really I'm speaking based on the credits provided for the tracks, seeing which, I assumed Plan 9 might've composed some diegetic music for them Smile



Kassandros
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Nov 21 2012, 3:10pm

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Plan 9 wrote the Misty Mountains melody [In reply to] Can't Post

And Howard Shore incorporated that melody into his score. That's why Plan 9 gets credit in various tracks.

One thing that gets confusing is that we seem to be calling this the "Misty Mountains", even though the song isn't about the Misty Mountains at all. It's about Erebor and the Dwarves. There's just one line saying that Erebor lies over the Misty Mountains. I'd expect something called The Misty Mountains to be about the Misty Mountains themselves, which feature prominently in this movie.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Earl
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Nov 21 2012, 3:19pm

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Yes, I too wondered at the song name [In reply to] Can't Post

"Misty Mountains" seems to imply the song is about the Misty Mountains, but I guess it must've colloquially been called "the Misty Mountains song" or something like that, and the name stuck. Who knows...

I wonder why they didn't just call it "Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold" like in the book. I'm not complaining though... the song is wonderful (I've only heard the bit in the trailer so far).



APeX3181
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Nov 21 2012, 3:28pm

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Perhaps... [In reply to] Can't Post

...they wanted to differentiate between that song and Neil Finn's song. Although I'm sure they could have come up with any number of titles for that track.


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 21 2012, 3:32pm

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The song is indeed wonderful, but you've heard most of it. [In reply to] Can't Post

The version on the soundtrack (the regular soundtrack anyway) is just two verses long. So all that's missing from the trailer is the second half of the first verse ("We must away, 'ere break of day / To find our long forgotten gold")

I hope there's more of the song in an extended version or extended soundtrack. We'll see.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...

 
 

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