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Listen to one minute samples from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug soundtrack!

Did you feel like you wanted more of a taste of Howard Shore’s
Desolation of Smaug music after hearing those 30 second samples last week? Well, WaterTower Music has now made available one minute samples from each track of the Special Edition Album on SoundCloud! (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, MGM, Music, New Line Cinema, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.

Artwork for the Standard and Special Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Artwork for both the Standard and Special Edition of Howard Shore’s soundtrack for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been out for a few days now. If you haven’t already caught it, have a look below!

Doug Adams on his website/blog has labelled the two “Burgundy” and “Dragon”, or if he’s just being descriptive. Not sure whether that means anything in particular. I do rather like the Cyan colour of the Special Edition, though.

Amazon is currently slating the SE for a December 10 release, with the Standard Edition expected the same day. Thanks to all those who write in with the news! (more…)

Posted in Crew News, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Merchandise, Music, Production, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Announcing The Winners Of TORn & WaterTower Music’s “Hobbit Day” Mathom

HobbitAUJOSTWe are happy to finally announce that the 5 lucky winners of TORn & WaterTower Music’s “Hobbit Day” mathom are Iván, TammyConnor, Reagan V & Meaghan M.

You can expect an email from our friends at WaterTower Music with the code to download your very own digital copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey soundtrack. Congratulations and we hope Howard Shore’s wondrous music brings you many enjoyable moments.

Many thanks also to the few hundred fans who entered this giveaway. If you don’t already have the soundtrack, consider purchasing the Standard Edition from iTunes or Amazon, or better yet, the Special Edition from iTunes or Amazon.

Posted in Contests, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Merchandise, Music, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

TORn and WaterTower Music’s “Hobbit Day” Mathom



As we celebrate September 22 and the birthdays of two of our favourite hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, we are joining with our friends over at WaterTower Music to give away some special little mathoms – 5 digital copies of Howard Shore’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Soundtrack.

All you have to do is email with the subject “Hobbit Day” before midnight EST on September 22.

Posted in Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Howard Shore, Merchandise, Music, soundtrack, The Hobbit, Warner Bros.

Howard Shore’s Lord Of The Rings Soundtrack Voted #1 in the ClassicFM Movie Music Chart

Frodo (Elijah Wood) in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - In Concert” Congratulations to Howard Shore for taking out the number one spot on ClassicFM’s Movie Music Chart with his Lord of the Rings Soundtrack .  Howard has also taken ninth spot with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeys’ Soundtrack.

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Music, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Classic FM’s Movie Music Chart Survey 2013

Hobbit soundtrack special editionClassic FM’s Movie Music Chart is the world’s largest survey of film music tastes. Every year they ask people to vote for their favourite film scores – and Howard Shore’s The Lord Of The Rings score was at the top in 2012 . They are asking all LOTR/Hobbit fans if we would like to get behind his music and ensure his great scores remain at the top.

Voting is now open and will remain open till 11:59pm Monday (UK time).  Click here to register your vote!

Posted in Crew News, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Music, Production, soundtrack, The Hobbit

TORn ‘4th of July’ Exclusive: Interview With Miriam Stockley


Man sí minna? Man ammen toltha i dann hen Amarth?
I anann darthant dam morn, si dannatha.

A little more than a decade ago, these very words drew us into the world of Middle-earth even as a woman in her deep voice began narrating the tale of its history with the unforgettable words “The world has changed. I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, I smell it in the air…

Voiced by Miriam Stockley, a vocalist hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, the text entitled “The Footsteps Of Doom” speaks to the theme of Galadriel facing her ultimate temptation and her choice that would determine the eventual fate of Lothlórien, and Middle-earth:

Who enters here? Who brings to us this token of Doom?
That which has stood so long against the darkness will now fall.


Join us in this exclusive interview with Miriam as she takes us back to the year 2001 to talk about her time recording with The London Voice on the score for The Lord of the Rings. (more…)
Posted in Fellowship of the Ring, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Music, Philippa Boyens, soundtrack

TORn Christmas Exclusive: Interview With Hilary Summers

Christmas brings to mind the timeless, poignant image of a mother cradling her newborn child.

At this rather apt time of year then, TORn’s music geeks are pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with Hilary Summers.

An alto hailing from Wales, UK, Hilary recorded “Gilraen’s Song” that plays over the scene where Aragorn kneels in reverence before his mother Gilraen’s memorial in Rivendell, and whose lyrics hark back to the words once spoken by Gilraen herself.

Little boy, little one, night is falling, come into my arms, let me hold you safe.
But still you run through the twilight, lost in your play, slaying demons in the shadows.
Little boy, little one, full of grace, full of joy, oh, my heart will break,
or I see it in your eyes… you are your father’s son, not your mother’s child.

Join us in this exclusive interview as we talk to Hilary about her experience recording the song for The Lord of the Rings.


Posted in Crew News, Fellowship of the Ring, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Music, Production, The Two Towers

Purchase sheet music from The Hobbit

The Hobbit sheet music Musical types will be interested to learn that Howard Shore’s Dreaming of Bag End and Neil Finn’s Song of the Lonely Mountain are both now available as sheet music.

TORn Staffer Magpie reports that for the LoTR sheet music, which is available on the same site, “you could print the sheet music once and it has your name on it. But then you got this digital download that let you play the sheet music (with their player). It displayed the sheet music on your computer screen and played a midi file — highlighting the notes being played.”

You can also can preview most songs for one page to get a sense of how it works.

[Dreaming of Bag End] [Song of the Lonely Mountain]

Posted in Howard Shore, Merchandise, Music, The Hobbit

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Soundtrack Available Today!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Special Edition SoundtrackHoward Shore’s score for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ is out today! If you pre-ordered via Amazon or iTunes, you should be getting your shipping or availability notices right now. If you have not placed your order…what are you waiting for?!? The soundtrack is available both digitally and as a 2 CD set.  The Special Edition of the soundtrack features six exclusive bonus tracks, seven extended score cues, and deluxe liner notes. Click on one of the links here to place your order today. After the break you can view the official release from Nov 1st outlining the tracks and detailse. [itunes: Special Edition or Standard] [ Special Edition or Standard]


Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Music, soundtrack, The Hobbit

Music Score & Song Madness on Our *Live* Webcast TORn TUESDAY

There’s all kinds of road music for all kinds of road trips…. and now we have been blessed by EMPIRE Magazine with a wonderful *streaming preview* of the entire Howard Shore score for the upcoming HOBBIT, Part 1 (the ultimate fantasy road trip)! Join our exciting *live webcast* TORn TUESDAY coming up at 5pm Pacific Time today, as host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway investigates the remarkable musical world of the film — and a very special guest might stop by! We will also dig into the remarkable Neil Finn song from THE HOBBIT end credits, “Song of the Lonely Mountain” — like it or hate it this is our new Hobbit theme song for 2012! Join the innovative live chat with our crew of Barliman’s chatters right here: or turn on your Skype camera and join us via Stickam here:

Posted in Barlimans, Crew News, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Merchandise, Music, Production, Shop, The Hobbit, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

Buy tickets, get a free song

It appears that at least for the next few weeks, all advance purchases of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie tickets on Fandango will earn purchasers a free song download. The song will be Howard Shore’s “The Adventure Begins” and once you make your purchase, they will be sending you an electronic coupon to download the song. Every transaction will trigger this free download, until November 30. So buy early, and collect your song. And make sure you jump on our Message boards (TORn Moots) to talk about what theater you will be going to and what format you will be seeing, and most importantly, will you be in costume. Scan our Line Party pages, find one to join, or create one of your own.

Posted in Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Line Party, Meet Ups, Music, The Hobbit