I discovered a new blog… “The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films” by Doug Adams. What an interesting blog and it only gets better when he discusses The Hobbit!!!
I know, I know…not all of you are Hobbit fans! But some of you are music fans, right? The music of The Lords of the Ring mesmerized me and I was an instant Howard Shore fan. My favorite piece was the scene with Aragorn singing at the end of The Return of the King. (Or maybe when Frodo and gang first enter Rivendell?) And did you know that Renee Fleming and Sir James Galway are featured throughout the movie? I did NOT until I paid attention to the credits!
I kept elbowing BB, asking, “Did you hear that?” or “Wow, wasn’t that beautiful?”. Poor guy. No wonder he hates LotR. Well, maybe not hate…but he thinks this fantasy stuff is weird. Give him John Wayne and he’s a happy little camper. Popcorn tops it all off for him.
So, any news about The Hobbit soundtrack is absorbed, researched, listened to repeatedly and analyzed. When I stumbled upon this new LotR blog, I found it intriguing to read the reactions at Doug’s blog on the release of The Hobbit trailer last December. If you get a chance, go read here!!
So far, we don’t know much about the soundtrack other than what we saw in the first trailer December 2011. BUT…rumor has it that a second trailer is about to be released any day. And possibly we’ll hear some more of Mr. Shore’s new pieces?!!! If they’re anything like the “Misty Mountain” ballad, we’re in for a treat. Or two!
I know I’ve said it before, but NEVER have I been so excited about a movie! Star Wars came close but this is just too much! Tolkien’s unforgettable tale, Howard Shore’s awesome music, Peter Jackson’s genius directing, filming in New Zealand, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and so many other fantastic talents are involved in this project. And December is how far away?
More Hobbity stuff later….
I JUST CAN’T WAIT!!!
Also found this little ditty a while back to tide me over…