The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Composer Howard Shore returns again for the third installment of director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film series with 2014's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Once again showcasing his knack for delivering a soundtrack of lyrical mysticism and epic bombast, Shore delves into a layered orchestral sound. As befitting the ever-increasing darkness and danger of The Hobbit storyline, Shore's score for The Battle of Five Armies is full of dramatic, nail-biting moments of rising tension. There are also lyrical, vocal, choral-based sections that recall his Academy Award-winning score to Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This is thrilling widescreen film orchestration.