(©Laurence Hughes 2008)
Artist Comment: "I have been a great fan of Tolkien's writing for many years, and was most excited about the new film of 'The Hobbit' announced recently. Although Howard Shore's music for the LOTR was certainly effective, I think I can produce material more appropriate to Tolkien's very English sensibility. So I have composed a short suite of what I call 'imaginary film' music, in the faint hope it might catch on! The main elements in the story are all represented, including Gandalf, Smaug the dragon, the dwarfs, etc. (N.B. the goblins in 'The Hobbit' are more humorous and less dreadful than the 'orcs' in the later books, so my music for them reflects this.)"