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I don't have words for it


Apr 23 2013, 2:33pm

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I don't have words for it [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad there are other people, like Doug Adams, who can find the words to describe it.

But the theme itself is absent.

I noticed a similar moment in the soundtrack for The Hobbit. I'm not sure this piece of music appears in the film. But it's in #7 of the Special Edition soundtrack "The Adventure Begins". There's a moment where the music touches on what I believe is the Shire theme. It begins, but then doesn't continue with it. In my mind I am picturing this is when Bilbo is walking around Bag End in the morning, and realizes the dwarves are gone. At first he has that relieved, "Ahhh, everything's back to normal" feeling - the beginnings of the Shire theme - but then, it stops and there are some (to me) unrelated directions in the music. And I'm imagining that's when he's starting to realize, wait, he doesn't really want to settle back into normalcy, he wants something else, there's the start of a dawning realization, and there are these other notes starting to trickle in to represent that, as the music changes and goes on into other phrases/melodies.

I don't have the technical expertise to describe it, but that's how I sounded to me. And I'm not sure if that particular section of the music is heard in that scene, I'd have to watch it again, but I imagine he routinely writes much more than is actually used.

But I know exactly what you mean, dijomaja, the level of detail and the alignment between the music and what's going on in the story, and the ethereal beauty of it, is just, well, I just have no words :-).

Subject User Time
musical moment: back in Bag End dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 20 2013, 10:37am
    ... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 20 2013, 12:01pm
    One of the best soundtracks in my humble opinion. // Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Apr 21 2013, 1:39am
    Great observation! flameofudun Send a private message to flameofudun Apr 21 2013, 3:06am
    There is a word... Harold.of.Whoa Send a private message to Harold.of.Whoa Apr 21 2013, 3:44pm
    I don't have words for it Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Apr 23 2013, 2:33pm
        even better dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 25 2013, 10:44am


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