Soprano from Fourteen Tolkien Songs for Children’s Voices V. Elven Hymn to Elbereth Gilthoniel
’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…. Elven Hymn has a solid, rich quality - it is perhaps the best in the cycle.’ - Dr Julia Gasper, LGSM
In The Fellowship of the Ring the words of this song are sung by Elves, first heard in the distance, then gradually approaching. The song is intended to reproduce this effect by the first two verses being sung off-stage. Towards the end the singing is again off-stage, to represent the Elves retreating into the distance.
A bound and illustrated vocal score (voice parts with piano accompaniment) of the complete set of Fourteen Tolkien Songs for Childrens Voices is available from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Fourteen-Tolkien-Songs-Childrens-Voices/dp/1492187534
Music: Copyright © Charles McCreery 2003 Words: Copyright © George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1954, 1966. From The Fellowship of the Ring, Vol.1 of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 88-89. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy this part now!
The purchases page in your account also shows your items available to print.
This part is free!
Which method of viewing music should I use?
You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.
In order to submit this part to ScoreExchange.com Charles McCreery has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this part should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this part using the copyright abuse form.