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New Zealand's national orchestra to record "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" soundtrack
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Elessar
Valinor


Jul 12 2013, 9:10pm

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I'm a picky eater but have eaten things I wouldn't normally because nobody told me what was in the food.



Doug Adams
Bree

Jul 13 2013, 2:51pm

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I suppose on further reflection "Smaug" might have simply been Doug's shorthand for DoS...


For some reason, I've been slow to adopt the standard Hobbit abbreviations. Sorry!


Doug Adams
Bree

Jul 13 2013, 2:54pm

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Are we even close with the idea.. Laketown will be sorta Eastern European in flavor?

Bomby


I honestly cannot say. You'll see/hear soon!


Doug Adams
Bree

Jul 13 2013, 3:00pm

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Thanks! It could be worse ... I'm just glad I didn't have to calm nerves back in 2002 when they switched boy soprano soloists: "So, let's talk about puberty, everyone ... "

This is a breeze compared to that potential discomfort! ;)


Skaan
Lorien


Jul 13 2013, 3:07pm

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But do you know when Howard Shore will start working on the music for DoS? Or is he already doing so? By working i don't just mean recording the music, but also writing the music, getting the inspiration, etc etc.

I'm not really familiar with how this process usually goes, so i'm not sure when composers usually start working on movie soundtracks.


Doug Adams
Bree

Jul 13 2013, 3:18pm

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But do you know when Howard Shore will start working on the music for DoS? Or is he already doing so? By working i don't just mean recording the music, but also writing the music, getting the inspiration, etc etc.

I'm not really familiar with how this process usually goes, so i'm not sure when composers usually start working on movie soundtracks.


He likes to work very privately, so I won't say much in order to respect that. But I think it's safe to say he's hard at work now, and has been for some time.


Skaan
Lorien


Jul 13 2013, 3:21pm

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Thanks! Smile


Finrod
Rohan


Jul 13 2013, 3:21pm

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I suppose on further reflection "Smaug" might have simply been Doug's shorthand for DoS...


For some reason, I've been slow to adopt the standard Hobbit abbreviations. Sorry!


Yeah, I donít understand why people donít just use Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Itís a whole lot easier that way.

…all eyes looked upon the ring; for he held it now aloft, and the green jewels gleamed there that the Noldor had devised in Valinor. For this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured; that was the badge of Finarfin and his house.
The Silmarillion, pp 150-151
while Felagund laughs beneath the trees
in Valinor and comes no more
to this grey world of tears and war.
The Lays of Beleriand, p 311




hutch
Rohan


Jul 13 2013, 6:11pm

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That's a very diplomatic point of view. I'm not a musician or businessman but I am the layman these films are marketed toward and all I can say about the switch up of AUJ's soundtrack is that it annoyed me to no end and seems less a CREATIVE decision than a MARKETING one (trying draw audiences back into LOTR, as if I couldn't do that with new pieces of music.)
It just seemed like such a lazy decision that dilutes the pieces of music when they get used agin in LOTR. If you have any contact with Howard Shore you can let him know that at least one person thinks the new music he created should've been used. Such a HUGE disappointment for me. I just don't know what happened to the Peter Jackson who didn't want to recycle himself or put "modern thinking" into Tolkien stories. Ah well.

Save the Texas Prairie Chicken.


TheHutt
Gondor


Jul 15 2013, 2:46pm

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Music themes in DOS [In reply to] Can't Post

While AUJ had much recycling concerning pre-existing themes (Shire, Rivendell, Galadriel, Gollum, Ring et al), I wonder if DOS would offer a chance to hear some extraordinary new themes. As we progress into the story, we visit new locations which would require their own themes, whereas the ones familiar through LOTR should become less and less.

What do you think?

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Noria
Rohan

Jul 15 2013, 3:00pm

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I thought the older themes used in AUJ worked OK as we revisited characters and places we had seen before in FotR, but I do hope we move on. I suppose that The Hobbit and Ring themes will still crop up and maybe A Hobbit's Understanding.

I love much of the new music in AUJ and the Erebor theme is one of my favourites. I wouldn't mind seeing it replace the Misty Mountains as the Dwarves primary theme.


Ref
Rivendell


Jul 15 2013, 3:18pm

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I am very disappointed in that decision. The London Philharmonic are just exceptional musicians and I worry for the score.

Having been to many classical concerts, the talent gap between good and sublime is immense.

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