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Music in DoS...what do you want to hear?

bborchar
Rohan


Jun 17 2013, 6:40pm

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Music in DoS...what do you want to hear? Can't Post

I'm extremely excited to hear the music when we finally see Smaug...I hope it's as booming and scary as it should be. I know we've had a little glimpse of it in AUJ, but I can't wait to hear it full on. Same with Mirkwood. I think the next soundtrack will be full of darkness- I can't wait to hear it!

You?


"Go on. Walk on. You must be destroyed."

"Good boy! That's the spirit! Bring my miserable line to an end. Up, up! Come, Scientist, destroy me! Destroy your creation! Come!"

~Frankenstein


dormouse
Half-elven


Jun 17 2013, 6:50pm

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I'm hoping for some more dwarf singing... [In reply to] Can't Post

One of the things I really loved in the previous films was the music - it's the only film score ever that I actually play in its own right, for pleasure - and one of the things I loved about the music was the use of the human voice. It made music feel like part of the characters' lives. So, more dwarf singing - and maybe some singing from the Mirkwood elves, or from the men of Laketown, or, failing that, human voices used in the music for those scenes.


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Jun 17 2013, 7:04pm

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Well, other than the end credits... [In reply to] Can't Post

There are three or four spots for potential songs: The Wood-elves' feast (where Tolkien did not include one), the wine celler (probably ommitted), the raft-Elves (probably ommitted) and at Lake-town ("The Mountain King's Return").

By the way, unless one has read The Annotated Hobbit, one might not know that early manuscripts of The Hobbit include an unpublished poem that seems to represent an additional song that the Rivendell Elves sang to the arriving company:


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ELVISH SONG IN RIVENDELL

Come home, come home, ye merry folk!
The sun is sinking, and the oak
In gloom has wrapped his feet.
Come home! The shades of evening loom
Beneath the hills, and palely bloom
Night-flowers white and sweet.


Come home! The birds have fled the dark,
And in the sky with silver spark
The early stars now spring.
Come home! The bats begin to flit,
And by the hearth 'tis time to sit.
Come home, come home, and sing!


Sing merrily, sing merrily, sing all together!
Let the song go! Let the sound ring!
The moon with his light, the bird with his feather:
Let the moon sail, let the bird wing!
The flower with her honey, the tree with his weather:
Let the flower blow, let the tree swing!
Sing merrily, sing merrily, sing all together!


'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Jun 17 2013, 7:05pm)


bborchar
Rohan


Jun 17 2013, 7:09pm

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I love soundtrack music :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Really, I love a bit of everything. I have such an eclectic stash of music and it ranges from gospel to soul to opera to jpop. It really does go everywhere ^_^ My current kick right now is soundtrack music, though. I've been listening to Danny Boyle's Frankenstein soundtrack, and while I know it would not suit some people's tastes (steampunk mixed with folk music and slow moving), the end has a huge payoff to it. Love it.


"Go on. Walk on. You must be destroyed."

"Good boy! That's the spirit! Bring my miserable line to an end. Up, up! Come, Scientist, destroy me! Destroy your creation! Come!"

~Frankenstein


Chopsta123
Gondor


Jun 17 2013, 10:42pm

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As mentioned in a previous thread [In reply to] Can't Post

I am very excited to hear Thorin's Axe or Sword theme evolve over the next two films like the Fellowship theme or the Gondor theme in LOTR.


Dwarvenfury
Lorien

Jun 18 2013, 1:50am

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misty mountains. [In reply to] Can't Post

i wonder if this song will return. I wouldn't imagine
the Dwarves singing it, but maybe a lone, somber
voice singing the lyrics in a somewhat plaintive fashion
of a fateful day. Armitage spoke of what dragon day
might have meant for the denizens of Erebor and Dale.
Could this song usher the company to the doors of Erebor
with the sound of the wind rustling the skeletons of bare pines
with the song commemorating the cause of the present
barren state of things?


Eye's on Guard
Lorien


Jun 18 2013, 2:27am

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Completely new themes [In reply to] Can't Post

Looking forward to the sound of Beorn's territory and Laketown in particular.


bborchar
Rohan


Jun 18 2013, 2:29am

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Good one... [In reply to] Can't Post


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Looking forward to the sound of Beorn's territory and Laketown in particular.


I'm really looking forward to that one, too :)


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Old Toby
Gondor


Jun 18 2013, 5:28am

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Oh yes, the music with Smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

That will be an exciting moment, I think. I wonder if there will be a 'Smaug theme'? Actually I don't envision anything booming - more of a quieter, sinister tone. Hmmm. And I most definitely want to hear more dwarf singing!! (Especially more Thorin dwarf singing!)Tongue

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


dormouse
Half-elven


Jun 18 2013, 7:48am

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It's a lovely idea // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Rostron2
Gondor


Jun 18 2013, 10:06pm

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Smaug's Theme...that will be terrific. [In reply to] Can't Post

Quiet and menacing, so you can take the phrasing to heavy percussion when he's mad or prior to an attack.

 
 

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