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Original Score Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by: Howard Shore

Performed by: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: December 10, 2013

Format: Audio CD and digital download

Number of Discs: 2 (29 tracks, approx. 2.1 hours)

Label: WaterTower Music

Summary: WaterTower Music has released the soundtrack to “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second in a trilogy of films by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The soundtrack is available both digitally and as a 2 CD set. A Special Edition soundtrack, featuring twelve extended tracks, a bonus track, expanded liner notes and interactive sheet music is also available.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features the music of Howard Shore, one of film music’s most respected, honored, and active composers and conductors. “I’m looking forward to introducing you to Smaug, »

- Erin Willard

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