Bilbo’s Song in ’The Hobbit’, with Introductory March

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Year of composition
J.R.R. Tolkien
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
8 minutes
Classical music
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This is an extended and orchestrated version of the seventh 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

’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 2014. Words: Copyright © George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1937. From The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Reproduced by permission.

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