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Your favourite musical moment in AUJ
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Sep 7 2013, 8:31am

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And yes, I forgot about the first time Gandalf meets Bilbo at Bag End ... simply wonderful! Smile

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Sep 7 2013, 9:06am

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Sep 7 2013, 9:24am

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All this talk about the music when the eagles appeared and flew the company to the carrock, really makes me wonder what Shore will do with the eagles arriving at the BoFA. Will he go for the same familiar theme we've heard in the previous eagle-rescue scenes? Will he use the same theme, but a completely different variation that we haven't heard before? Really looking forward to it.

Anyway, most of my favorite moments have already been mentioned. I loved the music when Smaug attacked Dale and Erebor, i loved the eagle music and the music in Goblintown (especially that bit where the company jumps of the swinging bridge). I also loved the Shire theme when Bilbo gave his "You don't have a home" speech at the end (you can hear it here at 1:36)

Grey Havens

Sep 7 2013, 10:40pm

Post #54 of 60 (431 views)
That's the one that still makes me hold my breath! [In reply to] Can't Post

Just so I can listen to it without *any* interference. I agree, that's the best musical moment if I have to pick just one.

Sizeable honourable mentions, though, to the grand rendition of the Misty Mountain theme after they leave Rivendell -- that moment when the shot switches to them traversing the rocky mountain ridge just before it segues into the Stone Giants scene; to the dramatic music as Thorin charges off the flaming pine tree; to the theme that plays while Gandalf tells Bilbo that all good stories deserve embellishment; to the exhilaratingly happy music playing as Bilbo bounds through Hobbiton; and to the music that plays as the Eagles fly to the Carrock. Did I forget any? Probably. But I love all those musical bits and every time I watch the movie, I lose myself in them. So happy that Howard Shore is the composer again for these movies; his score gives a wonderful depth to the movie (and I'm sure the same will be true for DOS and TABA too), and I really, really appreciate the connections made to the LOTR score.


Sep 8 2013, 3:56am

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Now I have another excuse to view the movie again - need to pick those music themes!

But, even after viewing the movie several times now - that first Shire theme still sticks with me. I'm not the first one to say that hearing that music made me feel like I was going back (and yet onward) from a VERY familiar place. Yep! Made me feel like I slipped my feet into my favorite slippers. And it has stuck with me, low, these 10 months later.

LOVE all of the music. 2nd favorite is the "Misty Mountains" recurrence in the film. Hum it to myself all the time!

"Rivendell" theme - connecting back to LOTR.

Looking forward to new ones!


Sep 8 2013, 4:09am

Post #56 of 60 (407 views)
I remember "Sound of Music" [In reply to] Can't Post

With the "overture" playing over the opening credits. AND it was the last film I ever saw with an intermission! (during the ball scene, Maria leaves a note on the table and flees - for those too young to remember the movie in theatres!). Still love my "Shire" theme!


Sep 9 2013, 2:30pm

Post #57 of 60 (398 views)
So many great pieces of music [In reply to] Can't Post

From the film;
The music played as the Eagles fly over the mountains is definitely a favourite.
The music when Thranduil enters Erebor followed by the deep voices as the mood darkens is an amazing piece.
Misty Mountains Cold sung in Bag End really helped set the mood. Such a great piece of music. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like they want to stand up and join in when the dwarves all stand?
The theme that is played when Bilbo asks Gandalf about the other wizards, their arrival to Rivendell and the music played when Gandalf speaks to Galadriel are all favourites for me as well.

From the CD I really like the music that is played right at the end of the track 'Brass Buttons' that I believe is played on the end credits but not in the actual film. It is really beautiful. 'Dreaming of Bag End' is another really beautiful track that really speaks of the Shire and Bilbo.

There are just so many lovely pieces of music. Wink

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Sep 9 2013, 5:16pm

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I love all of those themes - especially Thranduil's theme and the way it changes to the deep dark dwarvish theme.
You're not the only one - I leap to my feet the moment Thorin casts his eyes around the room (and I thought I was the only one Laugh)

I agree with you with there being so many beautiful pieces of music.

Ah, the 'Dreaming of Bag-End'. That track always beings tears to my eyes.
I especially love Bilbo's theme tune in the CD (in the 'Axe or Sword' track and the 'Dreaming of Bag-End' you spoke of). I wish they had kept more of that theme in the actual film (even though I am happy with what Howard Shore has done at the moment, and it is nice to "revisit" the themes from ten years ago).

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......A Willing Heart.
I can ask no more than that."

...... ~ Thorin Oakenshield

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Sep 9 2013, 7:04pm

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I could listen to the Dwarves sing all day. In fact, I have. Blush

I do have a few tied for second, including "The Adventure Begins" when Bilbo rushes out of Bag End, contract in hand. So exuberant and excited! I also love the Eagles music. (The flying ones, not Don Henley.) I could keep going--there aren't many I don't like!

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Old Pilgrim

Sep 10 2013, 6:47am

Post #60 of 60 (364 views)
Great music [In reply to] Can't Post

Music is yet another thing that I simply love in those movies. The same was in LotR trilogy but also in the Hobbit we have some great pieces if not all of them. Perhaps my favourite musical moment in AUJ was Company theme as they were marching from the Shire across Eriador or when they left Rivendell to cross the Misty Mountains. Very beautiful peace of music. Of course there are also other great pieces in which I enjoy very much like the eagles for example or Erebor theme with all its variatons hearing during the whole movie. Great pieces were also heard during warg chase to Rivendell and in Goblin Town and the company were running out.

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