Tolkien Song: ’Farewell We Call to Hearth and Hall’

By: Charles McCreery
For: Choir + keyboard
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Charles McCreery
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Classical music
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This song is the first in the set Fourteen Tolkien Songs for Childrens Voices, published by St. Maur Music. A bound and illustrated vocal score (voice parts with piano accompaniment) of the complete set of songs is available from Amazon at:

’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 and composer

Music: Copyright © Charles McCreery 2011. 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, p.116. 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

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