In what is a massively important and no doubt successful film for New Zealand, I am delighted to have a small part in creating its musical soundtrack. Howard Shore has composed a stunning 105-minute soundtrack for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and there is a New Zealand flavour too with a stunning song by Neil Finn, Plan 9 and David Long, "Song of the Lonely Mountain". Victoria Kelly did the orchestral arrangement and I was very honoured to prepare the music for recording at London's Abbey Road Studios.
In an epic night I received a Logic Pro session and out the other end, via Sibelius, came score and parts transcribed, typeset, edited, proofread and ready to be recorded in London a few hours later by the London Metropolitan Orchestra.
The soundtrack is released on December 11th, visit here to get a sneak peak and a preview of the song. You may have also heard a rendition of it on the red carpet before yesterday's world premiere.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in cinemas on December 3rd, go see it.