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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Movie Music and More #2


Instead of featuring an obscure track, today's music is from one of the best film scores of all-time, “Concerning Hobbits" by Howard Shore from The Fellowship of the Ring. The track is often known as "The Shire Theme," and it is the perfect encapsulation of everything about the Shire. "Concerning Hobbits" is a personal favorite of both me and my brother, and the track is perfect for creating a calming atmosphere. Every time I listen to the track, it takes me back to the Shire as it evokes the feeling of watching the opening scenes in the Shire. If I were to create a list of Top 10 individual tracks list, "Concerning Hobbits" would undoubtedly make the list, and while it may not be the "best" theme in the LOTR score, it might be my favorite, and it is the one that takes me back to Middle Earth just like Star Wars' main theme takes back into its universe. It is just absolutely beautiful, and I love every minute of it. What is your opinion of "Concerning Hobbits"? Please comment below and let me know. Also, I am planning to mix up this post series with some more obscure music next week, so I hope you will be interested in it.


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10 comments:

  1. It's so good like you said! And the overall score is easily one of the best there is. Flat out amazing!

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  2. It's absolutely a great theme, like all the music in the Middle-Earth movies, but not a personal favorite cue of mine, or one I would listen to by itself. Probably because I picture the movie in my head as I listen, and this is not a part of the movie I would choose to relive (except when listening to the entire score). Get me to the adventure and excitement. But it embodies the Shire and hobbits perfectly.

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    1. Typically, the more adventurous are my favorite too, but when I think of LOTR's score, this is the first one that comes to mind. Of course the rest of the score is equally amazing; I love every minute of it!

      -James

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  3. This is my favorite track from the LotR soundtrack! This score, to me, is the musical equivalent to home, gardens, community, and just a feeling of safety. <3 <3 <3 <3 :D

    ~Jamie

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  4. LOVE THIS SONG! :D After Star Wars, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit films have my favorite soundtrack. And this song is especially a favorite.

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    1. LOTR is right behind Star Wars for me as well!

      -James

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  5. I love this track! It's crazy fun to play on the piano too, with all that staccato. I have the beginning of it set to be the ringtone when my husband calls me, because it makes me smile :-)

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