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The soundtrack for The Hobbit is set to be released on the 11th December 2012, just two days before the movie release. If you can’t wait till then for your Middle Earth music fix you can listen to 60 second previews of all the tracks from Disc 1!

UPDATE: Listen to the entire soundtrack!

These samples surfaced on YouTube. As good Hobbit fans know, the score was penned by Howard Shore:

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The songs heard above are as follows:
My Dear Frodo
Old Friends
An Unexpected Party
Axe or Sword?
Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
The Adventure Begins
The World is Ahead
An Ancient Enemy
Radagast the Brown
Roast Mutton
A Troll-hoard
The Hill of Sorcery

People familiar with the books will be happy to hear the inclusion of some classic Tolkien songs!

You can read about the entire compilation in our previous report. Regular and special editions of the soundtrack will hit store shelves days before the film.

Tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey went on sale yesterday. Buy The Hobbit tickets now over on Fandango! By purchasing through Fandango you’ll receive a free song from Shore’s soundtrack. Peter Jackson followers know that Shore also wrote the scores for all three Lord of the Rings films. We recommend purchasing early to ensure you get your ideal screening and/or seats for a midnight or evening showing!

An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December 14. Part 2, The Desolation of Smaug will be
December 13, 2013. There and Back Again, part 3, opens July 18, 2014.

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  • Paul R.

    YES! Concerning Hobbits theme!!!

  • http://twitter.com/PabloRV7 Pablo Ruiz V

    Songs! Themes! I LOVE YOU HOWARD SHORE

  • antonia31

    I love the track at 5:45. Sounds like Tchaikovsky! Especially around 6:20.

    And the choir around 8:00 is really terrifying and wonderful! Also 10:20 to 11:40 is really striking. Wait also 11:50. I’m just really into this. It’s all great!!

    His use of the low strings in this is really wonderful.

  • antonia31

    Also, if anyone is interested, there is this really interesting website I stumbled across a few years ago that details the leitmotifs used in lotr by Shore. It’s really fascinating if you’re at all interested in music or music theory!

    One of my favorite insights was how the “Barad-Dur” theme is just a perversion of the “ring” theme. Also the connection between the openings of the “white rider” and “isengard” themes.


  • stargazer

    I love it!!! It’ll be hard not to wait until Christmas to see if anyone gets it for–never mind, I’ll just buy it myself!

  • Catje

    Beautiful! Amazing! The classical music themes that crop up remind me of when I used to read the Hobbit and LOTR and listen to Beethoven. Fabulous!!

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