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« on: September 03, 2017, 03:03:28 am »

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 10:26:33 am »

This is the best Tolkien music I know:

https://www.discogs.com/David-Munrow-And-The-Early-Music-Consort-Of-London-David-Cain-Play-Music-By-David-Cain-From-Four-Rad/release/3617411
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 05:27:24 pm »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 02:29:28 am »

Canadian composer Glenn Buhr (who I generally hold in high regard) composed a tone poem kind of piece called Beren and Luthien which was formerly commercially available on CBC records.  Not The Lord of the Rings exactly, but as one of our AMF fellow members is fond of saying, "relevant".   Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 12:07:44 pm »

I like the Johan De Meij work as well.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 08:38:50 pm »

Aulis Sallinen Symphony n.7 'The Dream of Gandalf', available at YT
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 12:47:20 pm »

Bax's 'Nympholept' (Bryden Thompson) was once used, very effectively I thought, as music accompanying a TV documentary about Tolkein years ago. Since then I've rather associated it with Lord of the Rings although of course it has no actual connection to the book. Sibelius's Four Legends for Orchestra also has something of the ambience of Lord of the Rings.
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 01:18:10 am »

John Alan Rose Piano Concerto "Tolkien's tale"
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2021, 02:12:43 am »

http://www.tolkien-ensemble.net/index_en.html
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2021, 12:24:45 pm »

Might I perhaps point out that a complete recording of the opening segment of my Tolkien cycle 'epic scenes from The Silmarillion' is scheduled for release early next year. The 2-CD release of Fëanor will join earlier releases over the past three years of Beren and Lúthien, The Children of Húrin and The Fall of Gondolin to complete the cycle as originally written in the period 1981-96 - which is certainly the largest-scale work of classical music written in Wales in the twentieth century (some nine hours). I have recently completed composition of a final segment, The War of Wrath, which brings Tolkien's legends of the First Age to a conclusion and is to be recorded next year.

This cycle is one of the very few works for which permission has been given by the estate for the actual use of Tolkien's own words in the context of a musical setting. The existing releases have been favourably reviewed on Music Web International and in the Tolkien Music List (https://www.tolkien-music.com).

The Prima Facie recordings were made with singers from Welsh National Opera and a sampled (not synthesised) orchestra and are available from all retailers. Signed copies and scores are also available from Volante Opera (https://www.volanteopera.wales/shop) where much further information is given.

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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2021, 09:39:15 am »

Might I perhaps point out that a complete recording of the opening segment of my Tolkien cycle 'epic scenes from The Silmarillion' is scheduled for release early next year.

You certainly might, it is great to have active composers on the forum. Wow - quite some undertaking! Thanks for the this info and the links to the reviews - may your endeavours prosper...

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