Podcast appearances and mentions of Howard Shore

Canadian film score composer (born 1946)

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The Music of Middle-Earth
Episode 53: Three is Company - Holiday Special!

The Music of Middle-Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 55:50


Enjoy a listen to the score for Three is Company from A Long-Expected Soundscape! If you're interested in pre-ordering, you can find the details here! https://jordanrannells.com/

Na Trilha das Trilhas
Os 20 anos da trilha sonora de O Senhor dos Anéis: As Duas Torres

Na Trilha das Trilhas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 7:19


Vencedor do Oscar por Senhor dos Anéis: A Sociedade do Anel, Howard Shore estava em alta. Mas o que deveria ser um momento de celebração, acabou sendo de enorme pressão vinda do público e crítica. Ele precisava entregar um trabalho de igual qualidade ou melhor. E-mail e pix: fagner.morais1@gmail.com Mais: https://www.musicontherun.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/fagnermorais Instagram: www.instagram.com/fagnermorais

Catholic Nerds
Episode 40: Rings of Power Nerd Review

Catholic Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 117:16


The Good, Bad, and the Idiocy -- another Good ol' fashioned Catholic Nerd-Out about the newest cinematic offering from the Tolkien Universe: Amazon's The Rings of Power. So many things to love. Alas, so many more things to grunt and grumble about. Here are our Top 5 Love & Top 5 Hate of the Rings of Power. Here are some of the many topics we dive into: [SPOILER ALERT!!] When we figured out which character was Sauron The ret-conning catastrophe of the Silmarils and mithril, "The Song of the Roots of Hithaeglir," based on Amazon not having copyright to any of The Silmarillion The weird Rube-Goldberg machine creation of Mount Doom and Mordor and how pyroclastic flow works or doesn't work ... Howard Shore returns! sort of ... the God of War composer, Bear McCreary What's next? Charlie Vickers' accidentally lays out the entire plotline of the next 4 ROP seasons in a Vanity Fair interview, plus Pharazon and the rise of Sauron/Satan worship in Numenor (how will they make this anti-Christian?) The screenwriters, J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay, and their unfortunate "mystery-box" J. J. Abrams style of writing The non-Catholic paganism/animism mutation of the Tolkien mythos "One does not merely ..." try to mimic Tolkien's writing; stupid lines abound Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: The Consecration to St. Joseph for Children and Families: 33-Day Family Prayer Routine to Build Holier Families by Fr. Donald Calloway and Scott L. Smith The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha Pray the Rosary with Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Emmerich's Revelations for the Mysteries of the Rosary --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support

Transmitter
TP's Music Talk Episode #20 The Voice Of Cinema (Part 2) (feat. John Cassler)

Transmitter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 103:06


In Part 1, our frequent show guest, John Cassler, gave us a crash course on the history of cinema and film score music, as well as going over some common music terms associated with composers and film scores. For Part 2, we will be talking about and highlighting three of the six most influential film score composers (in our opinion) of all time. We will talk about the master of leitmotifs, John Williams, the experimental and profound style of, Hans Zimmer, and the epic and episodic musical storytelling that is created by, Howard Shore. All of these composers are masters of their craft and are responsible for some of the most iconic and inspiring moments in music and cinema in the past century. We will be learning about their lives and talking about some of the fantastic films that they have been a part of creating music for.  We will also be talking about the difference between film score music, and soundtrack music, since we failed to explain that in Part 1.. (Sorry).. And just in case you were worried, we will also be making a lot of bad jokes and getting off on random absurd tangents again, just like always. :) John Cassler, (Who you may know from our 11th episode on the history of music videos..) is a fantastic and knowledgeable photographer/videographer. He came fully prepared and educated on the history of cinema and the big film score composers that we will be talking about throughout these episode segments. We were honored to have him back on our show, and are extremely grateful for him giving us so much of his time. Happy belated birthday John and thank you for being so patient with us while we were working to get this episode released. Show Notes- Jaws Theme (Start at Beginning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BePfzCOMRZQ Jurassic Park Opening (Start at Beginning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0M-OTunDio Mufasa's Death (Start at 2:22): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIokhDimcm0&t=196s Interstellar Not Possible, but Necessary(Start at Beginning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcDffQQX8E4 Forming of Fellowship LOTR (Start at 2:31): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8lvwu3V6dg Want to leave us a voice message and tell us how we're doing? Follow this link! https://anchor.fm/tpmusictalkpodcast/message If you would like to support us and help us keep the lights on, just go to https://anchor.fm/tpmusictalkpodcast/support We are excited to announce that we are officially sponsored by "I Engrave Stuff" and we have a water bottle and a wireless charger that can be purchased on their website! "iengravestuff.com". Also, as a special treat and big thank you to our listeners.. Right now if you type in the word "TP10" in all caps in the promo code box when purchasing an item on I Engrave Stuff's website, you can get 10% off anything in the online store. We hope you enjoy this episode. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Patreon, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Spotify, Tumblr, Tik Tok, Reddit or Apple Music, by searching for: “TP's Music Talk Podcast" (tpmusictalkpodcast), @tpmusictalkpod (Twitter). You can E-Mail us at “tpmusictalkpodcast@gmail.com”.. And you can of course find us at our website “tpmusictalkpod.wordpress.com”. We will have another episode out for you all to listen too very soon, and we really sincerely appreciate any support you show us on any of our platforms. We hope you enjoy our content, and we love any and all feedback! Thanks for listening today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tpmusictalkpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tpmusictalkpodcast/support

Les podcasts Elbakin.net
Episode 107: Podcast Elbakin.net n°90 : la rentrée fantasy en séries

Les podcasts Elbakin.net

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 103:05


Et alors que la période des fêtes pointe déjà le bout de son nez si l'on se fie à la programmation des téléfilms de Noël à la pelle avant même de basculer au mois de décembre, on peut dire en effet que la rentrée 2022 était placée sous le signe de la fantasy !Du moins, donc, sur petit écran ! C'est ainsi que nous revenons dans ce nouveau numéro de notre podcast sur les saisons 1 de ''House of the Dragon'' et ''Les Anneaux de Pouvoir'', mais surtout, comment oublier une autre adaptation, celle de ''Sandman'', qui en plus avait ouvert le bal de son côté avant même la rentrée ? Et si nous n'avons pas hésité à nous montrer mordants sur certains points, nous avons surtout tenté de rester dans la nuance, quelle que soit la série concernée.Comme d'habitude, n'hésitez pas à nous faire vos retours sur le forum !> Main Title (from "House of the Dragon") de Ramin Djawdi> The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power opening title credits by Howard Shore and Bear McCreary> The Sandman Soundtrack : The Kingdom of Dreams (Main Title Theme) par David Buckley

Whimsically Volatile
194: Listener Questions With John Grant!

Whimsically Volatile

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 163:15


I joined John Grant at his Iceland home in 2019 to answer Listener Questions & talk vowel movements, Over The Top, BRUT cologne, Looker, spiritual gas, mayonnaise mysteries, Shock Treatment, how to stay in the creative zone, Danish delight, the scores of Howard Shore, walking in the village, chapeau shopping, liquorice culture, Tommy, cinnamon salesmen, I'll Do Anything, appreciating appreciation, Simon & Carbuncle and much much more. Previously only available to Patreon subscribers! Support this show by checking the refreshed benefit tiers and hott new prices at https://www.patreon.com/CraigAndFriends Be a Pal, a Friend, a Friend With Benefits or a Best Friend and receive early & uncut ad-free versions of these episodes, exclusive bonus solo episodes, exclusive episodes with Ada & I discussing life as two queer poly partners who are also now parents, participate in the Movie Clubs before rI record them and much much more. John Grant: https://www.johngrantmusic.com John on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrantofficial John Grant's Beautiful Creatures : https://open.spotify.com/show/7eAVHonsCwkKsoURgy5sD8 Donate to the Abortion Support Network https://www.asn.org.uk/fundraising/ Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund https://www.pledge.to/protect-defend-trans-youth-fund#donate Donate to Amnesty International To Aid Ukraine https://tinyurl.com/448f36wu Support Black Lives Matter & Black Trans Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co https://blacktranslivesmatter.carrd.co Monkeypox Vaccine Info (UK) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/monkeypox-vaccination-resources/monkeypox-waiting-for-your-vaccination Monkeypox Vaccine Info (USA) https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/considerations-for-monkeypox-vaccination.html

Cinematic Sound Radio - Soundtracks, Film, TV and Video Game Music

Welcome to part one of yet another edition of THE ARCHIVE on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST. Your host Jason Drury starts the show with a cue from Daniel Pemberton's score to SEE HOW THEY RUN (Hollywood Records). You'll then hear selections from Jerry Goldsmith's epic score for HOLLOW MAN (Intrada Records), Bear McCreary's stunning score for LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER (Amazon) as well as its theme by Howard Shore, and the return of the Sinfonia Of London under John Wilson to film music with a track from the album HOLLYWOOD SOUNDSTAGE (Chandos) featuring music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. You also hear music from Alan Silvestri's DEATH BECOMES HER (Varese Sarabande Records), Ennio Morricone's RED SONJA (Quartet Records), Costas Dafnis' OVERWHELM THE SKY (La La Land Records) and Debbie Wiseman's ELIZABETH REMEMBERED (Silva Screen Records), commemorating the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy! —— Special thanks to our Patreon supporters: Matt DeWater, David Ballantyne, Mindtrickzz, Joe Wiles, Rich Alves, Maxime, William Welch, Tim Burden, Alan Rogers, Dave Williams, Max Hamulyák, Jeffrey Graebner, Douglas Lacey, Don Mase, Victor Field, Jochen Stolz, Emily Mason, Eric Skroch, Alexander Schiebel, Alphonse Brown, John Link, Andreas Wennmyr, Matt Berretta, Eldaly Morningstar, Elizabeth, Glenn McDorman, Chris Malone, Steve Karpicz, Deniz Çağlar, Brent Osterberg, Jérôme Flick, Sarah Brouns, Aaron Collins, Randall Derchan, Paul Helmuth Angela Rabatin, Michael Poteet, Larry Reese, Thomas Tinneny, William Burke, Clint Morgan, Rudy Amaya, Eric Marvin and Marcu Ioachim. —— Cinematic Sound Radio is fully licensed to play music by SOCAN. Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/cinematicsoundradio Check out our NEW Cinematic Sound Radio TeePublic Store! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio Cinematic Sound Radio Web: http://www.cinematicsound.net Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cinsoundradio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cinematicsound Cinematic Sound Radio Fanfare and Theme by David Coscina https://soundcloud.com/user-970634922 Bumper voice artist: Tim Burden http://www.timburden.com

Cinephilia
Ep. 030 - David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986)

Cinephilia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 105:57


“You're afraid to dive into the plasma pool, aren't you? You're afraid to be destroyed and recreated, aren't you? I'll bet you think that you woke me up about the flesh, don't you? But you only know society's straight line about the flesh. You can't penetrate beyond society's sick, gray, fear of the flesh. Drink deep, or taste not, the plasma spring! Y'see what I'm saying? And I'm not just talking about sex and penetration. I'm talking about penetration beyond the veil of the flesh! A deep penetrating dive into the plasma pool!” If you're not afraid to dive, and dive deep into the pool, then listen in as we dissect David Cronenberg's 1986 body horror classic, The Fly! 

El Aftershow
TOLKIEN 08: Los Anillos de Poder 🤐 S01E08 “Aliados”

El Aftershow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 106:57


Y llegamos al final de temporada de The Rings of Power, con un poderoso capítulo tras el cual se descubrirá el misterio que lleva intrigando a todo internet desde su inicio: ¿nos dejaran tranquilos los trols? Tras regresar brevemente a la fabulosa Númenor, nos trasladamos al salvaje Bosqueverde, donde El Extraño tendrá que elegir finalmente entre en bien y el mal. Mientras, en Eregion, los eventos se precipitan y los mejores herreros élficos deben resolver un problema imposible, para salvar a su raza y quizá a toda la Tierra Media. Para ello, contarán con los dones de un aliado que quizá no sea lo que aparenta... Gracias a todos por seguirnos y apoyarnos en esta singladura que ha resultado más agitada de lo esperado. Recordad que en unas semanas nos vemos en el postmortem. ¡Namárië! Presenta: Agustín Amador Interviene: Eusebio Arias Edita: Eusebio Arias. Música: BSO The Rings of Power - Bear McCreary y Howard Shore. Voz de Fiona Apple Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

More of a Comment, Really...
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Orchestrators Tutti Music Partners

More of a Comment, Really...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 36:04


Much has been said and written about just the sheer size and scale (and cost) of Prime Video's new flagship series, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. And for good reason: Amazon's spent nearly a billion dollars on a series adapting arguably the most acclaimed and well-regarded fantasy series of all time, notably opting to tell a story set hundreds of years before Frodo's journey to destroy the One Ring. Instead, Rings of Power is content to slowly build a years-long tale in the Second Age, back when Galadriel was a brash young warrior, the Hobbits were called Harfoots, and Sauron was just a shadow.   A story this sprawling and expensive-looking requires a similarly robust score, one that evokes the sweep of the iconic Howard Shore scores for the Peter Jackson films and sets it apart as its own thing. While Shore composed a haunting title theme, the rest of the score goes to acclaimed composer (and previous guest) Bear McCreary, whose expertise with big-budget television and love of world music sounds adds a welcome variety to the show's sound.   But with the sheer amount of score required for the series, sometimes composers need a little help, and that's where orchestrators Tutti Music Partners come in. Longtime collaborators with Bear since 2009, Jonathan Beard, Ed Trybek, and Henri Wilkinson are the ones who help put Bear's music to paper, interpret where possible, and help produce the score itself.   I was lucky enough to sit down with Jonathan, Ed, and Henri to talk about their working relationship with Bear, what an orchestrator does, and how their role was uniquely suited to bringing Rings of Power's music to life.   You can find Tutti Music Partners at their official website here.   Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is currently streaming on Prime Video. You can also listen to the score on your preferred music streaming service courtesy of Amazon.

Wow! I Didn't Know That! (or maybe I just forgot)
Oct 11th - A Show From Summer Camp - w/Howard Shore

Wow! I Didn't Know That! (or maybe I just forgot)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 2:44


Fred discusses the long running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, which premiered on this day in 1975. www.rockysealemusic.com https://rockysealemusic.com/wow-i-didn-t-know-that-or-maybe-i-just-forgot https://www.facebook.com/150wordspodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rocky-seale7/message

El Aftershow
TOLKIEN 07: Los Anillos de Poder 👁 S01E07 “El ojo”

El Aftershow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 90:14


Penúltimo episodio de The Rings of Power y aún no sabemos quién rayos es Sauron en la serie de Prime Video donde el mundo de Tolkien se traslada nuestras pantallas. Descubre la remodelación extrema de la Tierras del Sur y su no tan sorprendente nuevo nombre. Sigue las cuitas de los pelosos y sus sorprendentes encuentros con la magia, tanto buena y como mala. Y regresamos a las profundidades de Khazad-dûm, donde se dirimen los destinos de elfos y enanos y una oscura sombra parece despertar… Presenta: Agustín Amador Interviene: Eusebio Arias Edita: Eusebio Arias. Música: BSO The Rings of Power - Bear McCreary y Howard Shore. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Why Do We Own This DVD?
201. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

Why Do We Own This DVD?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 102:32


Diane and Sean discuss the third movie of the Twilight Saga, Eclipse. Episode music is "Wedding Plans" by Howard Shore and Metric, from the OST.-  Our theme song is by Brushy One String-  Artwork by Marlaine LePage-  Why Do We Own This DVD?  Merch available at Teepublic-  Follow the show on social media:-  IG: @whydoweownthisdvd-  Twitter: @whydoweownthis1-  Follow Sean's Plants on IG: @lookitmahplantsSupport the show

Turn Leftist Podcast
092: They're Taking the Hobbits to Stalingrad! Talking Tolkien from the Left

Turn Leftist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 98:08


Nick is joined by Mike from TurnLeftist Podcast and Rick from Decolonized Buffalo to nerd out on Tolkien. We discuss his life and works, his politics, and of course argue irrefutably that The Shire can only be built through authoritarian communism. This is a fun one and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it -Nick Decolonized Buffalo Links: https://www.instagram.com/decolonized_buffalo/ https://twitter.com/decolonizedbp https://open.spotify.com/show/5HNK0mWbkbxoynVEKwgvVC https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deco…lo/id1530454129 Turn Leftist Links: https://linktr.ee/turnleftist Sterling: twitter.com/turnleftistpod Ward: instagram.com/millennialleftist and twitter.com/wardlawley Jaron: instagram.com/jarondagan Cosper: patreon.com/existence_is_innocent Mike: instagram.com/turnleftist Special Shout to People's Commissar for Production for production work on this one instagram.com/pcfproduction pcfproduction1312@gmail.com Sources: https://peacerequiresanarchy.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-letters-of-jrr-tolkien/ https://www.thetolkienforum.com/threads/tolkiens-political-views.23245/ https://twitter.com/theoneringnet https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/JRRTolkien https://www.tolkiensociety.org/author/biography/ The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, etc. Intro Music Concerning Hobbits, Howard Shore, The Fellowship of the Ring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL_3mlOPnGI Outro Music Samwise the Brave, Howard Shore, The Two Towers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOpsPVthV5I

Estamos de cine
“Modelo 77” abre un estimulante Otoño de Cine + Especial BSO el Universo Cronenberg vía Howard Shore

Estamos de cine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 72:22


Min 04: EL FILTRO LUCHINI Que el otoño cinéfilo se abra con el estreno del último trabajo de Alberto Rodríguez siempre es una gran noticia. El director de una obra maestra como “La isla mínima” y de thrillers tan potentes como “Grupo 7” o “El hombre de las mil caras” vuelve con “Modelo 77”, un filme en el que ahonda en el género que mejor cultiva pero sin perder de vista sui habilidad como cronista. Aquí nos coloca en la Barcelona del año 1977 para impactarnos con un drama que conjuga la recreación histórica con el cine carcelario y de vibrantes evasiones. Alberto Luchini y Raquel Hernández desglosan los aciertos y debilidades de una de las películas más esperadas del cine español. Pero también tendrá que pasar por el “Filtro Luchini” el regreso a sus orígenes escabrosos del director David Cronenberg. El responsable de títulos mórbidos como “Crash” o “La mosca” retoma y profundiza en sus parafilias en “Crímenes del futuro”. Completan la cartelera la polémica apuesta de Olivia Wilde en “No te preocupes querida” y la no menos arriesgada revisión que Paco León hace del Mago de Oz en “Rainbow” (Netflix) Y a una semana vista de que suba el telón la 24º edición de Abycine, te avanzamos desde Albacete las claves de un festival internacional de cine independiente que se adelanta a su fecha habitual para seguir siendo un referente dentro y fuera de Castilla-La Mancha. Min 38: BSO UNIVERSO CRONENBERG Era una tentación muy jugosa aprovechar la vuelta de un cineasta tan personal y rompedor como David Cronenberg para explorar su universo musical. Y más teniendo en cuenta que su compositor fetiche, el músico en cuyas manos ha puesto las creaciones de las eclécticas atmósferas musicales que conforman su filmografía es el mismísimo Howard Shore. Aunque a muchos oyentes les resulte chocante, el hombre que dotó a la trilogía de El Señor de los Anillos de una identidad musical única, está detrás de las bandas sonoras de “Las Mosca”, “Madame Butterfly”, “Crash”, “Una historia de violencia”, “Promesas del Este” o la propia “Crímenes del Futuro”. Se abre un Otoño lleno de estímulos y queremos compartirlo contigo. Bienvenidos al nuevo capítulo de Estamos de Cine.

Star Wars Music Minute
Solo 29: Interview with Baraka May (Singer on "Chicken in the Pot")

Star Wars Music Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 99:57


Baraka May has recording vocals on over 500 films, TV shows, video games, commercials, and albums. Today, we're discussing her work on "Chicken In the Pot" in Solo: A Star Wars Story!

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 15 - The Ring Goes South

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 63:40


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. After the Council, the hobbits gather to talk about the situation. Merry and Pippin insist that if Sam is going to accompany Frodo, they want to come, too. Meanwhile, Elrond is sending out scouts to gather intelligence, and they are returning with news. It looks as if Frodo and whoever goes along will set out just as winter begins. In particular, it is important they not set out until they get news of what became of the Black Riders, because they lost their horses at the ford. Once it seems clear the Black Riders—the Nine—are at least temporarily out of the picture, Elrond summons the hobbits and asks Frodo if he is still willing to go to Mordor. Besides Sam, Elrond appoints Gandalf, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and finally, Merry and Pippin. This makes a Company of nine: "the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil." They are to leave in seven days. In preparation for the journey, the Elves forge the broken pieces of Narsil into a new sword for Aragorn named Andúril. Bilbo gives Frodo a sword—Sting—and a Dwarf-made shirt of mail made of mithril, a rare metal prized by Dwarves. Frodo puts the mail under his clothing. Boromir blows a great horn. Bill, the pony bought from Bill Ferny, is made ready. The Fellowship sets off and soon comes to a mountain range. They plan to cross by climbing the Redhorn Gate—a pass through the mountains on the far side of one high peak—Caradhras. They are overtaken by a flock of crows of a particular type known to be from Fangorn Forest. As they ascend, they find the going more and more cold and snowy. Finally, they must turn back, or risk freezing to death. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 14 - The Council of Elrond

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 97:04


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The next morning, Frodo wakes up early and meets Gandalf and Bilbo as he walks about the grounds of Elrond's house. They attend the Council together with Sam following behind, though he was not invited. There are many there already, including Elrond, Glorfindel, and Strider/Aragorn, as well as Men, Elves, and Dwarves unknown to Frodo. Glóin, one of the Dwarves, shares that a horseman from Mordor had come to them, asking about hobbits, and promising them magic rings of power if they showed Sauron friendship. Glóin has been sent to warn Bilbo that the Enemy is seeking him and his Ring. Elrond says the purpose of the Council is to answer the question of what is to be done with the Ring Sauron seeks. At this point, Elrond shares the entire history of the Ring, and how, in the Second Age of the world, Sauron forged the One Ring in secret to control all other rings of power, which had been made for use by Elves, Dwarves, and Men. He tells of how Gil-galad and Elendil fought Sauron and overthrew him, and how Isildur cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand. However, rather than destroy the Ring, Isildur claimed it as his own and was soon "betrayed by it to his death." The shards of Narsil, Elendil's sword, were given to Isildur's heir Valandil. The One Ring was lost, and in its absence, the Elves used their three rings to make beautiful things. The finding of the One Ring threatens all of these beautiful things, Elrond tells them. Boromir, a Man of Gondor, then tells his tale. Because Gondor is near Mordor, the growing power of the Enemy has already begun to affect that land. Amidst these rising tensions, Boromir and his brother Faramir (the sons of Denethor, Steward of Gondor) both have had the same prophetic dream, and they do not fully understand what it means. He has come to seek Elrond's wisdom on the matter. One of the references in Boromir's dream is to the "sword that was broken." Aragorn stands and displays his own sword, which everyone can see is broken in two pieces. When Boromir asks him who he is, Elrond interrupts, saying Aragorn is "descended through many fathers from Isildur Elendil's son of Minas Ithil." Aragorn reveals the sword is Narsil, and asks Boromir, "Do you wish for the House of Elendil to return to the Land of Gondor?" Bilbo interrupts, and so Elrond calls upon him to tell his part of the story next. He describes how he found the Ring: he had engaged in a game of riddles with Gollum, who had accidentally dropped the Ring, only to be picked up by Bilbo. Then Frodo tells of all that had happened since he acquired it. Both Legolas and Gandalf fill in gaps in understanding: first, Legolas tells the Council, Gollum, who had been held captive by the Elves, has escaped; then, Gandalf tells how Saruman, the head of the wizards' council, has betrayed them and seeks the Ring for his own use. Indeed, Gandalf reveals, Saruman imprisoned him on the pinnacle of Orthanc before he was rescued by an eagle. Then the assembled Company debates what should be done with the Ring. Some would like to hide it, or throw it in the sea. Boromir suggests using it for good ends. Elrond maintains the Ring cannot simply be hidden; it cannot be used for good; it must be destroyed in the fire of its forging. It is unclear who will take up this task, but finally Frodo says he will take the Ring to Mordor to destroy it. Elrond says Sam may go with Frodo. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 13 - Many Meatings

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 55:30


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. When Frodo wakes, he finds himself in the house of Elrond in Rivendell. Gandalf is present and tells Frodo everyone is safe, fills in some of the details of the narrow escape at the Ford of Bruinen, and explains he had been delayed because he was held captive. Gandalf also tells Frodo, as soon as he is well enough, there is to be a Council, at which Frodo will learn the answers to many questions. Gandalf explains that the "Black Riders are the Ringwraiths, the Nine servants of the Lord of the Rings," and that Aragorn is of the "race of the Kings from over the Sea," as are all Rangers. Frodo is astounded. Soon, Frodo feels well enough to socialize with his friends and the others in Elrond's house. Sam, who has been anxiously waiting for Frodo to recover, shows him around the big house. A great feast takes place in the hall of Elrond's house. After the feast, they retire to the Hall of Fire for singing and storytelling, and Frodo is surprised and delighted to find Bilbo there. After passing the evening together, they head off to bed to get a night's rest before the Council. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 12 - Flight to the Ford

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 48:55


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Strider assesses the situation. He believes the Black Riders were more easily chased away because there were only five of them, not nine—their full number. He also thinks the Riders believe Frodo is fatally injured and will soon be in their power. Strider tends the wound with a healing herb called athelas, but notes they must make haste to Rivendell where Elrond can use his healing abilities to help Frodo. For several days, the journey is uneventful but difficult, and Frodo's wound grows steadily more painful. As they travel, an Elf named Glorfindel appears and speaks urgently to Strider. Glorfindel has come from Elrond to help the hobbits reach Rivendell safely. He places Frodo on his horse and they continue on toward Rivendell. As they near Rivendell, the nine Black Riders catch up to them and pursue Frodo. Suddenly, the river forming a border of Rivendell rises up and scatters the Riders and their horses. The Company enters Rivendell; Frodo is unconscious. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

But It Was Aliens
Giant Gnomes - Wauwatosa Night Visitors (naked Legolas)

But It Was Aliens

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 42:36


The extraterrestrial comedy podcast where we probe a couple of Tosser's aka Tosa's (we're British after all). But what happened to these Tosser's we hear you ask? Well, they just may have been visited by a group of Gandalf Gnomes playing knock and don't run on the elderly couple's door. Aka cherry knocking. Aka gnoming, coincidently. You know that to be a true Gandalf the White, you need a staff but what exactly does that staff do? What if you tap the staff twice? Before we really get in to the case though, we cover the important matters in life. For example, what people do when they retire. What does Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot's ballsack look like? Do some people really, really enjoy The Lord of the Rings? Like, really. Back on the case, if an unknown and potentially hostile extraterrestrial figure knocks on your door, you probably shouldn't open wide to confront it but that is exactly what happened in this probe. But why were the Worzel Gummidge Gandalf gnome aliens here? Was this a prank or was this just literally a social visit? Alongside all of that, we ponder… What is the point of porches? Ultimately, does any of this even matter? All that and more on this week's file.     Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/butitwasaliens   Store: https://butitwasaliens.co.uk/shop/     Probe us: Email: butitwasaliens@gmail.com Instagram @ ButItWasAliensPodcast Twitter @ ButItWasAliens Facebook: @ ButItWasAliens - join Extraterrestrial Towers     Music:  Music created via Garageband. Additional music via: https://freepd.com - thank you most kindly good people. Of course when discussing our horrid Lord of The Rings sex cult concept, there was a theme (hopefully) from 2001's Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack, called Concerning Hobbits. The movies were directed by Peter Jackson with music by Howard Shore and we'd like to apologise to everyone involved in the making of these movies for what we came up with in this episode. There was also a tune from show favourite Beetlejuice by Tim Burton called ‘The Book! - Obituaries' (distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures). This was composed by an absolute genius called Danny Elfman. Finally, there was a track from Kev's favourite Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode which features The Gentlemen - Hush (season 4 episode 10). This was directed by Joss Whedon. Christophe Beck composed the theme used (which we believe to be called Enter the Gentlemen.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 09 - At the Sign of the Prancing Pony

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 33:09


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The hobbits arrive in Bree, a village in which both humans (Big Folk) and hobbits (Little Folk) make their homes. At the village gate, they answer some suspicious questions before being let through. As they pass through the gate, a dark figure climbs the gate and follows them. They get rooms and supper at The Prancing Pony, where Barliman Butterbur is the harried innkeeper. After supper, Frodo, Sam, and Pippin join some of the other guests in the common room, while Merry remains in the private parlor provided by Butterbur. Frodo, going by the name Mr. Underhill, pretends to be a writer planning a book on hobbits living outside the Shire in order to account for their presence. Amidst the chatter, Frodo notices a stranger smoking a pipe and watching him. This man introduces himself to Frodo as Strider. The stranger warns Frodo not to let Pippin talk too much, and Frodo realizes Pippin is telling the story of Bilbo's disappearance during his birthday speech. Rather than let Pippin finish, Frodo interrupts with a song of his own. Yet as he finishes his silly song, he disappears, having inadvertently placed his finger through the Ring in his pocket. Strider chastises Frodo as the room erupts in suspicious and puzzled murmuring. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 10 - Strider

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 32:46


AnUnexpectedJourney.shop is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Frodo, Sam, and Pippin go back to the small parlor in which they had supper. Merry seems to have gone out, but Strider is waiting for them. The three hobbits are surprised and suspicious, but Strider seems to know more about their errand than they do. As they talk, Butterbur knocks, and apologizes for forgetting to give "Mr. Underhill" a letter Gandalf had left for him. Strider eventually convinces the hobbits he is trustworthy, despite his rough appearance, because he matches a description in Gandalf's letter. They agree to use him as their guide to Rivendell. Suddenly Merry appears, breathless. He had been outside and had a frightening encounter with Black Riders. Realizing the Riders have found them, they decide to stay in the parlor rather than return to their rooms. Bolsters are placed in their beds to make it appear the hobbits are asleep. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 08 - Fog on the Barrow-Downs

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 41:08


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned.  Become A Subscriber. The next morning, the hobbits breakfast alone and are seen off by Tom and Goldberry. They make their way across the countryside as the sun rises in the sky and the temperature warms. Coming to a tall stone pillar, they let their ponies stray about on the grass as they sit in the cool shade of the stone and have lunch. The next thing they know, they wake "from a sleep they had never meant to take." The air is heavy and the ponies distressed, and they swiftly pack up and leave, but the mist only becomes thicker. Frodo, suddenly alone, becomes disoriented, wanders in the dark, and finally hears a cold voice saying, "I am waiting for you!" A dark figure takes him in a cold grip, and he falls unconscious. When he wakes, he realizes he has been captured and entombed by a Barrow-wight. As he gathers his courage, he sees his friends lying nearby, arrayed with treasures and dressed in white. A long sword has been laid across their three necks. Frodo hears an incantation, and sees a creeping hand going toward Sam. Grabbing a sword, Frodo hacks the hand from its arm, and calls out for Tom Bombadil. After a short silence, Frodo hears Tom's voice singing as he approaches. Tom banishes the Wight, and helps Frodo carry the others to safety. Sam, Merry, and Pippin wake up. Tom finds the ponies which had wandered off, and has each hobbit claim a sword from the many treasures in the wight's barrow. He accompanies them to the borders of his lands, and advises them to make for The Prancing Pony, an inn in the village of Bree. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore.  Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 06 - The Old Forest

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 39:40


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The hobbits rise before dawn the next morning. Leaving a message for Gandalf with Fatty, they set out, riding sturdy ponies. Led by Merry, they pass through a high hedge, and enter the Old Forest, where "the trees do not like strangers." They walk a ways into the silent forest, along a path going gently uphill, feeling they are being observed, and disliked. Merry notices that the trees have shifted since the last time he was in the wood. Crossing over a hill, the path begins to take them on a downward path, toward the Withywindle valley—a place with a sinister reputation. Yet, this is the way the path leads, and before long they find themselves at the Withywindle River. The way is difficult, and soon they become very tired. At the base of a large willow tree, Frodo, Merry, and Pippin fall asleep, and Sam feels himself beginning to drift off as well. Before he descends into slumber, however, he is awakened by small noises. Frodo has fallen in the water, and Merry and Pippin have become trapped in the willow tree's great trunk. Frodo and Sam yell for help, which comes in the form of a jolly old man—Tom Bombadil—who sings a song to Old Man Willow. Tom's song causes the tree to give up its captives. Tom invites them to his house for supper. They follow his lead toward the house, where they hear singing. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

All Of It
Making the Music of 'The Lord of the Rings' Series

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 20:59


The original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy earned composer Howard Shore--who also scored "The Hobbit" films--two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and three Grammy's for Best Score Soundtrack Album. For the new series, "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power," composer Bear McCreary had to figure out how to build on that legacy and write the sound of a much earlier Middle Earth. McCreary explains how he approached it. *This segment is guest-hosted by Kerry Nolan*

Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
Episode 323: Composer Howard Shore Discusses His Career

Soundtracking with Edith Bowman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 45:51


Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a composer with a hugely diverse body of work - ranging from Big and Se7en to Ed Wood and Silence Of The Lambs. Howard Shore has collaborated with Martin Scorsese on numerous occasions, and famously scored Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies. He has also provided musical accompaniment to 16 of David Cronenberg's films, including his latest, Crimes Of The Future, which is what he joined Edith to discuss.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 04 - A Shortcut To Mushrooms

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 34:01


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. When the hobbits wake up the next morning, the Elves are gone, having left food for the hobbits' breakfast. Frodotells Sam, privately, that the two of them will need to leave the Shire right away. To the disappointment of the others, Frodo decides to cut across the countryside rather than stay on the road. This going proves difficult, and the Black Rider continues to pursue them. Eventually, though, they come to a gate at the edge of a farmer's field. Pippin recognizes the farm as belonging to Farmer Maggot. Frodo is worried Farmer Maggot will remember that, as a child, he stole mushrooms from his farm, but when they do encounter the farmer, he is helpful. Farmer Maggot tells them a "funny customer" has come around, asking about Mr. Baggins. Seeing that Frodo is concerned, he offers to give them a ride to the ferry in his cart after dinner. As they near the ferry, they are met by Merry, riding a pony. Farmer Maggot gives them a basket of mushrooms, says good-bye, then returns home. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 05 - A Conspiracy Unmasked

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 30:30


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Merry, Frodo, Sam, and Pippin board the Bucklebury Ferry and cross the Brandywine River. They can see Brandy Hall, ancestral home of the Brandybucks, on the opposite bank. Arriving in Buckland, they alight and, looking back across the river, see a dark figure crawling along the bank. Merry can see the others are worried, but he doesn't know why. They promise to fill him in over supper. They all go to Frodo's new house, which Fredegar (Fatty) and Merry have prepared—complete with steaming hot water for baths. Frodo, Pippin, and Sam bathe, then settle down to a (second) supper. They bring their friends up to date on their adventures with the Black Riders, and Frodo decides he needs to reveal his own plan to leave the Shire. But when he hesitates, Merry reveals that they already know everything, and he and Pippin have decided to accompany Sam and Frodo. Sam is revealed as the informant. Fatty's part of the scheme will be to stay behind to keep up the appearance of Frodo's residence in Buckland. They plan to leave first thing in the morning. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 03 - Three is Company

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 57:32


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Weeks pass, and Gandalf becomes impatient with Frodo's lack of preparation for leaving. Although Frodo has good reasons for his slowness—he doesn't want to create gossip—he is also feeling reluctant to leave the Shire. He is inclined to wait until his 50th birthday. Gandalf agrees to this, and advises Frodo to travel toward the Elven realm of Rivendell, ruled by Elrond. Frodo announces he is selling Bag End to the Sackville-Bagginses, his unlikable cousins, and moving to Buckland—in a different part of the Shire. The townsfolk find this surprising, but chalk it up to his various eccentricities. One day, Gandalf announces he must leave and investigate something worrisome he has learned about, but tells Frodo he will be back for the birthday party. However, he does not show up, and Frodo decides to move forward with the plan without him. Frodo celebrates his birthday with his good friends, and then says good-bye to Bag End. Merry and another friend, Fredegar Bolger, go on ahead to get Frodo's new house ready. Later, walking along the road in a melancholy way, Frodo overhears a strange voice asking Sam's father, the Gaffer, about "Mr. Baggins." Soon after, Sam, Pippin, and Frodo set out. After a few days on the road, they hear another traveler coming up behind them. Frodo, feeling wary, decides they should hide and let the traveler go past. Once hidden, the four hobbits watch as a large black horse appears, carrying a figure clothed in a black robe and hood. Sniffing sounds come from inside the hood, and Frodo feels an urge to put on the Ring. He resists the urge, and the rider moves on. Sam reveals that this rider is the one that asked his father about Mr. Baggins. The hobbits decide to continue on, more cautiously. Later that evening, the black-cloaked rider overtakes them again, and Frodo once again feels the urge to put on the Ring. A company of Elves happens by, however, and the rider retreats. The leader of the company of Elves, Gildor Inglorion, recognizes Frodo, and allows the hobbits to travel with them after hearing about the Black Riders. The hobbits stay up late talking and eating with the Elves, and Gildor is uneasy about pursuing Black Riders, who he believes are servants of the Enemy, and that Gandalf did not show up when expected. He advises Frodo to leave for Rivendell without delay. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 02 - The Shadow of the Past

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 70:35


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. After the initial shock of Bilbo's disappearance wears off, life in Hobbiton generally returns to normal, and Frodolives for many years as a bachelor at Bag End. He often dines with Merry and Pippin, his good friends. As time passes, some people notice Frodo doesn't seem to show his age, an observation they had made about Bilbo, too. It is only as Frodo nears 50 that he begins to feel a bit restless. He starts wandering far from home, talking to travelers, and getting news of the world outside the Shire. Quite a bit of turmoil seems to be going on in the outside world—both Dwarves and Elves are on the move more than usual, and there are rumors of the "Enemy" and the "Land of Mordor." Then Gandalf unexpectedly returns, and reveals to Frodo that the magic ring he inherited from Bilbo is actually the One Ring crafted in secret by Sauron, the great Enemy in Mordor, to overpower all the other magic rings possessed by Men, Elves, and Dwarves. Gandalf tests the ring to be sure of this fact, and fiery words appear: "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." Gandalf then gives some of the One Ring's history, and says the ring must not be found by Sauron, who will use it to "cover all the lands in a second darkness." Frodo learns how the Ring came to him, beginning with Isildur, who cut it from Sauron's hand. Isildur was killed by Orcs in the Great River, Anduin, and the Ring lay at the bottom of the river for many years. The Ring then passed to Gollum, who murdered his friend to possess it. From Gollum, the Ring passed to Bilbo, and finally, to Frodo. As if this news were not dire enough, Gandalf also tells Frodo that Sauron had captured Gollum and now knows the name "Baggins" and the location "Shire." Frodo realizes the Ring must leave the Shire, and he must take it, secretly. Just as he resolves to do this, Gandalf catches Sam Gamgee, Frodo's gardener, eavesdropping. Well-intentioned Sam agrees to go with Frodo as punishment for listening in. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

Arden
My Big Score: Episode 1, "The Return of the King w/ Sarah Shachat"

Arden

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 91:15


Welcome to a new show where the creators you love talk about the film scores they love. Welcome to My Big Score. In our first episode, Chris sits down with writer Sarah Shachat (Wolf 359, Unseen) to discuss Howard Shore's monumental score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Symphonic movie-making, which piece Sarah used as her pump-up music during college, which beacon of Gondor is the best, an extended discussion of Shelob's lair, and much more mark our discussion of one of the most storied scores of the 21st century. My Big Score was created, hosted, and edited by Christopher Dole Show theme composed by Erik Jourgensen Show art by Chandler Candela Social media consultant Ellie Warren Subscribe to My Big Score on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or your podcatcher of choice! Our sponsors today: Shaker and Spoon, Tab for a Cause Support us on Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

My Big Score
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King w/ Sarah Shachat

My Big Score

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 89:03


In our first episode, Chris sits down with writer Sarah Shachat (Wolf 359, Unseen) to discuss Howard Shore's monumental score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Symphonic movie-making, which piece Sarah used as her pump-up music during college, which beacon of Gondor is the best, an extended discussion of Shelob's lair, and much more mark our discussion of one of the most storied scores of the 21st century. My Big Score was created, hosted, and edited by Christopher Dole Show theme composed by Erik Jourgensen Show art by Chandler Candela Social media consultant Ellie Warren Our sponsors today: Shaker and Spoon, Tab for a Cause Support us on Patreon

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 01 - A Long Expected Party

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 62:38


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Eccentric hobbit Bilbo Baggins has announced his 111st birthday party will be a very special one, and the town of Hobbiton in the Shire is abuzz with the news. Bilbo is known to be generous and thought to have a secret cache of treasure from his previous adventures, and so the residents of Hobbiton believe the party will be quite grand. The September 22 birthday is shared by Bilbo's nephew Frodo, who came to live with Bilbo at Bag End after his parents' deaths, and their custom has been to share birthday celebrations. This year, Frodo will be turning 33—the "coming of age" for hobbits. In addition, rumor has it Gandalf the wizard will be setting off the fireworks for the celebration. There is much to anticipate, and the residents of Hobbiton watch supplies arrive at Bag End with growing excitement. Amidst the preparations, Gandalf and Bilbo have a private talk about Bilbo's plan to leave the Shire following the party. Gandalf encourages Bilbo to stick to the plan. On the day of the party, tents and pavilions populate a large field, and the guests arrive to presents (hobbits give others presents on their birthdays), abundant food, exciting entertainment, and flowing drink. Gandalf's fireworks are remarkable and magical. After supper, Bilbo gives a short speech, then suddenly places a magic golden ring on his finger and vanishes, to the surprise and consternation of all. Invisible, Bilbo walks back to Bag End, where Gandalf is waiting for him. Gandalf reminds Bilbo he promised to leave the magic ring with Frodo. Bilbo's ring allowed him to avoid his greedy and annoying relatives, the Sackville-Bagginses, who continue to pester Frodo in the present. Bilbo reluctantly leaves it behind as he departs on his journey. Gandalf makes sure the ring passes safely into Frodo's possession, but warns him to keep it secret and safe. Then Gandalf also leaves, and Frodo watches him walk down the road leading out of Hobbiton. The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.The Fellowship of the Ring: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Phil Dragash. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey

We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. For Bilbo, even though the adventure is complete, life's journey carries on. His wandering feet have led him home for now, but the roads that go ever on foreshadow the adventurous trilogy to follow. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 19 - The Last Stage

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 19:49


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The final stop before Bilbo Baggins reaches home is Rivendell, where the elves greet him with a song to celebrate the dragon's death. Gandalf also tells Elrond of his activities when he left the hobbit and the dwarves to continue their quest alone. The wizard has traveled to the North to vanquish the evil Necromancer and restore normalcy to the region. Feeling rested, the hobbit continues recalling some of their adventures. Following Gandalf's advice, Bilbo recovers the buried gold from the trolls' storeroom. When the duo arrives at Bag End, they discover a crowd of hobbits rapidly auctioning off Bilbo's possessions, as he was assumed dead. The troll gold is used to buy back as many items as possible, but his silver spoons have disappeared. The hobbit burglar finds he is now treated with suspicion by most of the community except for some younger nieces and nephews on the Took side. Years later, as Bilbo is writing his memoirs, Gandalf and Balin stop to visit and report that peace and prosperity have been restored to the lands and people once oppressed and destroyed by Smaug. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 17 - The Clouds Burst

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 26:19


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The following morning, negotiators approach the gates and reveal the Arkenstone, hoping it will move Thorin to make a deal. Thorin, still fixated on the treasure, relents and accepts the plan, but he has no intention of fulfilling his end of the bargain. Thorin plans to wait for Dain and his troops, keep the gold, and fight for the Arkenstone. In anger he turns on Bilbo Baggins and threatens to kill him. Some of the dwarves are secretly dismayed at Thorin's treatment of the hobbit. Dain and his troops finally appear. Bard will not let Dain in to see Thorin, and both sides prepare to do battle. Suddenly the skies darken as thousands of bats block out the sun. Their arrival signals the threat of attack by a huge force of goblins and wargs. The danger forces the elves, men, and dwarves to unite to defeat their common enemy. At first the strategy appears to work, but the numbers of evil fighters are too great. Thorin, finally coming to his senses, breaches his wall and emerges to rally the weary allies. Just when it appears the goblins will prevail, the eagles arrive, and the forces for good gain the upper hand. Bilbo, who has been with the elves, puts on his invisibility ring and is struck by a rock and knocked unconscious before the final victory. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 18 - The Return Journey

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 21:16


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Bilbo Baggins is knocked out shortly after spotting the eagles and misses the end of the conflict. A soldier finds the unconscious hobbit and carries him to the winning camp. Gandalf congratulates the hobbit for his luck in surviving the battle, and Bilbo is quickly taken to Thorin, who is dying from battle wounds. Thorin sincerely apologizes to Bilbo and recognizes he cannot take the treasure with him into death. The hobbit grieves for Thorin, and Bilbo is now ready to return home. Thorin is buried with the Arkenstone, which was destined to be his, and Dain, the new dwarf king, proves wise in distributing the treasure. A large group including Gandalf and Beorn travels with the elves and the Elvenking, and they all sing Bilbo's praises. After spending the winter with Beorn, Bilbo stays for a while in Rivendell. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

Music Blocks
Welcome Home!

Music Blocks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 6:57


Music is a powerful way to tell a story about the place you call home. A composer could write music about a place using a simple and evocative melody. A songwriter might write an anthem to evoke a sense of unity and pride. In this episode, we hear musical stories about home from artists like Jean Sibelius, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and Howard Shore – along with a pair of memorable national anthems. Stuff to think about after you've listened: Is there a song that reminds you of home or a place where you really feel like you belong? If you created a song about your home, what sounds or musical ideas would you use? Ready to explore more music about home? Check out our playlists on Spotify or Apple Music. This is one of eight Music Blocks episodes exploring how musicians use sound to tell stories about our lives. You can listen in any order. Find more episodes, discussion questions and playlists at MusicBlocksPodcast.org. Tell us how you're using Music Blocks in the classroom or at home, or share your playlists and music creations inspired by the podcast! Email us: Hello@MusicBlocksPodcast.org Music Blocks is a production of Colorado Public Radio's Audio Innovations Studio. Hosts: Luis Antonio Perez and Rebekah Romberg Lead producer: Rebekah Romberg Education Advisor: Carla Aguilar, Ph.D. Additional production and editing: Jo Erickson, Erin Jones, Emily Williams Executive Producer: Brad Turner Thank you: Monika Vischer and David Ginder at CPR Classical, Willobee Carlan at Indie 102.3, Jodi Gersh, Kim Nguyen, Mia Rincón, Clara Shelton, Hart Van Denburg, Jon Pinnow, Doug Clifton and all the teachers, parents and students who listened and helped us develop this podcast.

An Unexpected Journey
Chapter 15 - The Gathering of the Clouds

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 25:03


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Back at the stronghold the group notes the unusual activity of the birds. Roäc, an ancient raven, arrives and delivers both good and bad news. The dwarves learn of Smaug's death, but they are warned that a large force of elves and men is approaching. When the bird advises Thorin to work with Bard toward a peaceful solution, Thorin angrily vows to protect the gold and enlists the bird to take a message to Dain, a cousin, to come to the aid of his group. The dwarves block the main entrance and sing a song praising their achievement and vowing to defend their treasure. When the men and elves arrive, they request a parley (negotiation), but Thorin refuses and fires an arrow at them in defiance. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 16 - A Thief in the Night

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 14:02


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Several days pass in a standoff; the dwarves are trapped inside Lonely Mountain, and the armed men and elves block the exit. Roäc, the raven, reappears and reports that Dain and his troop of 500 are near but predicts that is not enough force to defeat the opposing troops. He again encourages Thorin to settle the affair peacefully. Thorin rejects this advice, and in despair Bilbo Baggins decides to take action, trying to force Thorin's hand. Still in possession of the Arkenstone, Bilbo takes a turn at guard duty and heads to the elves' camp. When he is taken to the leaders, Bard and the Elvenking, Bilbo reports the movement of Dain's warriors and gives the Arkenstone to them, hoping they can use it to bargain with Thorin. Bilbo meets Gandalf in the camp, but he returns to the dwarves in the fortress. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chpater 14 - Fire And Water

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 21:57


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. As the dwarves and Bilbo Baggins explore the vast caverns, the narrator reports Smaug's wrathful attack on Lake-town. Bard tells the citizens the dragon will attack the community. Many people get in boats to escape the fire and destruction, but Bard and other archers try to slay the beast. The old thrush—who overheard the mention of Smaug's weakness—carries that information to Bard. With information on Smaug's unprotected spot, the defender uses a last black arrow and kills Smaug. Survivors of Lake-town arrive on shore where they face desperate conditions; winter is coming, and they are without food or shelter. Fortunately the Elvenking and his warriors arrive. An agreement is reached by which some men and elves will remain to build shelters and find provisions while a party will set out for Lonely Mountain to verify the fate of Thorin and of the treasure in Smaug's lair. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 13 - Not At Home

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 25:48


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The expedition is trapped in the secret passage for several days. The group realizes Smaug has disappeared from his lair and sends Bilbo Baggins out to explore the situation. Bilbo finds the fabled Arkenstone and conceals it as his share of the treasure. Thorin also gives Bilbo a chain mail coat created by the elves. The dwarves explore the treasure and finally occupy an old watchman's tower to detect Smaug's return. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 12 - Inside Information

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 48:22


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. At this point in the adventure, Bilbo Baggins undertakes the most dangerous feat he has been asked to perform. Assuming his burglar role, he creeps down the tunnel and into the dragon's lair. Fortunately Smaug is sleeping, and Bilbo grabs a magnificent goblet to take to the dwarves. When the dragon senses that some treasure has been taken, he goes on a rampage searching for the thief. After Smaug returns to his hoard Bilbo again approaches to identify himself. The overconfident monster casually exposes his belly, and Bilbo identifies a weakness in a bare patch of skin. As the hobbit exits the den Smaug shoots flames up the tunnel; Bilbo barely escapes. Unfortunately, in Bilbo's banter with the dragon, he exposes Lake-town and its people and accidentally reveals that they helped him. In a rage the dragon destroys the secret entrance and flies off to Lake-town to punish the citizens for aiding the treasure seekers. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 11 - On The Doorstep

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 19:52


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. As Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves travel through the desolation of Smaug, their mood changes. While they are geographically closer to their goal, achieving it seems as far away as ever. Bilbo, however, continues to study the map and contemplates the runes. After the group discovers the secret door, the attempts to open it fail. Only Bilbo continues to consider options. When the old thrush (bird) appears, the hobbit realizes the events described on the map are occurring, and he encourages Thorin to use the key to open the entrance. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 10 - A Warm Welcome

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 25:34


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. After the dwarves recover from the uncomfortable trip downriver, Thorin presents himself to Lake-town's Master and describes his mission. The Wood-elves challenge Thorin, saying that the group is made up of escaped prisoners and should not be welcomed. However, the citizens of the town press the Master to give the dwarves a positive reception. The Lake-people remember the songs and tales of old, and they are enamored with Thorin and his group. When the Master gains knowledge that some of the treasure is hidden in the mountain, he accepts the dwarf band, and they receive two weeks of food and provisions. Once they leave, the Master is glad to have them out of his domain. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 09 - Barrels Out of Bond

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 33:01


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. As the dwarves desperately seek to find a way out of the forest before starving, they are taken prisoner by the Wood-elves. Bilbo Baggins quickly puts on the ring, so the elves never know he is there. He follows the elves into their cave and watches as they interrogate the dwarves. The dwarves do not reveal they are on a treasure hunt. Thorin and the other dwarves do not want to share their treasure with anyone, even if it means freedom. For two weeks Bilbo searches for a way to rescue his friends. Finally he devises a plan. He gets the keys from drunken guards to rescue the dwarves from their cells. By the banks of an underground river sit empty wooden barrels. These containers are filled with food by the Lake-men, sent down the river to the elves, and then sent back to be refilled. Now they will serve as escape vehicles for the dwarves. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 08 - Flies and Spiders

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 57:16


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The group enters the dark and dreary forest. The farther along they go, the more downcast and hopeless they feel. They come to a river across the path. It is much too wide to try to wade or swim across, and they heed Beorn's warning to not touch or drink any water in the forest. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 07 - Queer Lodgings

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 59:07


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. The eagles take the group as far south as possible to the Carrock. Gandalf tells them of his plans to leave soon, but first he takes them to "the Somebody," who happens to be a skin-changer named Beorn. He is human by day and a big black bear by night. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.

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Chapter 05 - Riddles in the Dark

An Unexpected Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 47:39


We are thrilled to announce that our online store, AnUnexpectedJourney.shop. is now open! If you love the podcast, please consider supporting us. We have a lot of fun plans for the future so stay tuned. Become A Subscriber. Bilbo awakens to find himself alone in the dark. In the turning point of the adventure, he finds a tiny ring as he feels around on the ground, trying to find his way. He pulls out the little sword he had taken from the trolls' storeroom. This sword had also been made in Gondolin for the goblin wars; its elvish blade lights the way. The Hobbit: Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. Audiobook narrated, produced, and edited by Bluefax. Art by Jian Guo.