’The Riddle Song’ (Tolkien), for voices and orchestra

By: Charles McCreery
For: Orchestra
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Composer
Charles McCreery
Publisher
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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This is an arrangement for voices and orchestra of No. 3 in the set: Fourteen Tolkien Songs for Childrens Voices.

A bound and illustrated vocal score (voice parts with piano accompaniment) of the complete set is available from Amazon, at http://www.amazon.com/Fourteen-Tolkien-Songs-Childrens-Voices/dp/1492187534 or from the online music retailers, Tutti, at: Tolkien Songs

’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

’Charles McCreerys beautifully melodic, intricately textured compositions are infused with classical, romantic and folk idioms.’ Samantha Gillogly, violinist

Music: Copyright © Charles McCreery 2014. 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. 259 & 182. 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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