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Here Be Dragons...

In the light of the second instalment of Peter Jackson's Tolkien-inspired Hobbit trilogy - "The Desolation of Smaug" - which is launched on Friday, Matthew Sweet focuses on music inspired by fantasy, myth and adventure. Including music by Howard Shore written for Jackson's Tolkien films.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Howard Shore

    Howard Shore: Icarus

    Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
    • Decca.
  • Randy Edelman

    Randy Edelman: To The Stars

    Conductor: Randy Edelman. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • MCA.
  • George Fenton

    George Fenton: Shadowlands (End Credits)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • John Powell

    John Powell: This is Berk

    Conductor: Gavin Greenaway. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Alex North

    Alex North: The White Horse - Into The Sunset

    Conductor: Erich Kunzel. Orchestra: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
    • Telarc.
  • Edward Shearmur

    Edward Shearmur: Marauders

    Orchestra: The London Metropolitan Orchestra. Conductor: Andy Brown.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Howard Shore

    Howard Shore: The Ring Goes South

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Voices. Conductor: Howard Shore.
    • Reprise Records.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Miklos Rozsa: Sinbad's Decision

    Orchestra: Rome Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Miklós Rózsa.
    • Prometheus.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Miklos Rozsa: Prelude

    Conductor: Miklós Rózsa. Orchestra: Rome Symphony Orchestra.
    • Prometheus.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Miklos Rozsa: Arrival of the Homunculus

    Conductor: Miklós Rózsa. Orchestra: Rome Symphony Orchestra.
    • Prometheus.
  • Howard Shore

    Howard Shore: The Bridge of Khazad Dum

    Conductor: Howard Shore. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
    • Reprise Records.
  • Howard Shore

    Howard Shore: The Bridge of Khazad Dum

    Conductor: Howard Shore. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Reprise Records.
  • Howard Shore

    Howard Shore: Girion, Lord of Dale

    Conductor: Howard Shore. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Watertower.
  • John Williams

    John Williams: Welcome to Jurassic Park

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • MCA.
  • Tan Dun

    Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Sony.

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