Gandalf’s Song of Lorien

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Year of composition
2021
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
License details
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This song is number seven in the series Fourteen Tolkien Songs for Children's Voices. The MP3 which plays from this page is of an orchestral version of the song, which is available from Scoreexchange here: https://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/154075.html

A video of the orchestral version can be seen at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cpUmKbiwQ4 The video starts just before the voices enter.

’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

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 The version of Gandalf's Song of Lorien included in this set does not include the extended introduction.

There is a canon at the unison in verses 2 and 4 of this song.

The piece might be suitable for two violinists, or a violist and violinist, accompanied by a pianist, with the string players taking the vocal parts.

Music: Copyright © Charles McCreery 2021. Words: Copyright © George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1954, 1966. From The Two Towers, Vol.2 of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. 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 charlesmccreery@gmail.com .

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