Monday, August 20, 2012

The Hobbit Score Recording Begins

There are many things that made The Lord of the Rings trilogy a true classic of cinema. One of them is the brilliant and beautiful score of Howard Shore. His work on the film is that rare cinema score that sounds just as good playing solo as it does when part of the film. Doug Adams, author of The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films (and future book The Music of The Hobbit Films), has posted on his blog that Howard Shore and the London Symphony officially start recording the score for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. His full post can be found here, main part below.
This post is going online on Monday, August 20, 2012. Why? Because today marks the official start of The Hobbit recording sessions in London. Today the musical world of Middle-earth begins expanding once again. Today, you can no longer say that you know every note of Shore's music for Tolkien's world. In fact, you only know about half of it. (This is a ballpark figure; I have no idea how long the three Hobbit films will be!) Today the subject of The Music of the Hobbit Films exists not just in concept, but in reality. Today a new journey begins ...
(via TOR)

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