Bilbo’s Song in ’The Lord of the Rings’, with introductory march
This is an extended and orchestrated version of the fifth 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
’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.291-2. Reproduced by permission.
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