Contrabass part from Beren’s Song of Parting

Composer
Charles McCreery
Publisher
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music

’For those who only know Tolkien via the recent blood-and-thunder films, this song-cycle by Charles McCreery will give a very different angle on the classic saga. Here we find a gentle and ethereal world, where rhythms lilt and words echo. The twelve songs, suitable for choir, evoke a dreamy, water-colour landscape with no harsh sounds, the tunes are singable and in a traditional style that Tolkien would surely have approved.’ Dr Julia Gasper, LGSM

This song is number 3 in a set entitled ’Fourteen Tolkien Songs for Childrens Voices’. A bound and illustrated vocal score (voice parts with piano accompaniment) of the complete set is available from the online music retailers, tutti, at: http://www.tutti.co.uk/search?type=free&search_category=&search=mccreery or from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Fourteen-Tolkien-Songs-Childrens-Voices/dp/1492187534

Music: Copyright � Charles McCreery 2015. Words: Copyright � George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1977. From The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, p.178. Reproduced by permission. Application for permission to record this work or perform it in public should be made to Harper Collins, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JB, and to St. Maur Music at stmaurmusic@yahoo.co.uk

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