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What type of music is this, and where can I hear more of it?

Asked by JonnyCeltics (2698 points ) December 29th, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F6zACgnUYg

From the first Hobbit movie, though I don’t believe it’s listed on the soundtrack.

I love the dramatic powerful singing, like half-opera, particularly. I’d love to hear much much more of it (if even from this artist). Please advise!

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hearkat's avatar

You can purchase the soundtrack. The music was composed by Howard Shore and played by the London Symphony Orchestra. Here is more information from Wikipedia.

Here is the track listing for the first film, An Unexpected Journey, with sound samples: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hobbit-Unexpected-Original-Soundtrack/dp/B009O07NBQ
Disc 2, Track 7 “Under Hill” is the segment from the Goblin caves, I believe.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

@hearkat don’t think this is it.

I’m most interested in learning about the type of singing, the chant-like dramatic voices that accompany the music…

hearkat's avatar

Well, the sound sample is a short clip. I was just going by the chronology of the movie, that sequentially that track should represent what plays during the scene in the goblin caves.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me O Fortuna was the first thing to pop into head for me as well.

One of the only good things to come out of the Star Wars Prequels

@JonnyCeltics There are a lot of good examples on this page.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

Thanks @uberbatman! John Williams FTW!

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