1st gorgeous cut from Hobbit soundtrack sets Middle-earth mood

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Jul 4, 2015, 5:48 PM EDT

Aside from the stunning visuals, Howard Shore's gorgeous soundtrack to Lord of the Rings was one of the greatest parts of Peter Jackson's trilogy. The legendary composer has thankfully returned for the Hobbit prequels, and now the first full track has leaked online. Want to hear?

Dubbed "Radagast the Brown," the atmospheric orchestral track definitely evokes the same vibe as the classic Lord of the Rings tunes. The track's title refers to the animal-loving wizard played by former Time Lord Sylvester McCoy.

Judging by the title alone, it's likely this tune will pop up at about the same time as McCoy's character. This tidbit also implies that we'll meet Radagast in the first installment of the Hobbit trilogy when it opens Dec. 14.

Stream the track below and let us know what you think:

(Via First Showing)

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