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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:10 am

A discussion with Elthir which brough up The Road Goes Ever On sparked me to have a look for different takes on Tolkiens songs. I'm sure Tolkien said at some point he wanted artists and musicians to take his work and be inspired by it.
Here's a few I have found, I tried to pick a variety of styles.

Walking-Song



Lay of minrodel



Lament for Boromir



Song of Beren and Luthien




Fall of Gil-Galad



Galadriel's Lament



Namárië


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Re: Tolkiens Songs and Music

Post by Ally on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:22 pm

I remember Saradoc telling me that Bob Dylan's Lay down your weary tune was inspired by some of Tolkien's poetry





Cant find the original dylan version, Sad this is the closest I got Very Happy

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Post by Baingil on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:06 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:A discussion with Elthir which brough up The Road Goes Ever On sparked me to have a look for different takes on Tolkiens songs. I'm sure Tolkien said at some point he wanted artists and musicians to take his work and be inspired by it.
Here's a few I have found, I tried to pick a variety of styles.

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These are great! Especially the Walking Song. I've sometimes wished I could hear Tolkien's songs set to music but I've never taken the trouble to find good versions. Thanks!
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Post by Orwell on Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:12 am

Is the Road Song Tolkien or just based on Tolkien?

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Re: Tolkiens Songs and Music

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:56 am

Sir Michael Hordern I do believe Chris in the BBC radio version -theres a cracking version of Sam singing the Fall- of Gil Galad in those plays too.*
Orwell as far as I know in all the versions I put up they are lyrics by Tolkien but not the music. But I don't know all the pieces in TRGEO to be sure if any of them are based off it it or not.

*found it. This is lifted straight out the play not from the soudtrack albm which I can't find- pity as if anyone can find the Treelords song from it (its the Ent List of Living Creatures combined with the Ent/Entwives song from the book)- I will give them a barrel of buckie!!.

Fall of Gil-Galad Radio play version.


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Post by Tinuviel on Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:37 pm

What play is this from? Not the musical right??

Anyway, THIS is fromt he musical...

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Post by chris63 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:03 am

Some nice pictures aswell


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Post by chris63 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:19 am



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Re: Tolkiens Songs and Music

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:03 am

"What play is this from?"- Tin

Its the BBC radio dramatisation Tin {{its on my SKydrive if you have a look- also all the episodes are on youtube}}

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Post by Ally on Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:00 am

Listened to that a few weeks ago- perfect for long flights, and it's handy that it's in episodes too, sometimes I like to cycle to a certain place seeing if i can get there before the episode finishes!! Not to keen on Aragorn though... Razz

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Post by Baingil on Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:08 am

I've had that walking song (the first song posted by Petty) stuck in my head since I listened to it. But it's too pretty to mind...
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Re: Tolkiens Songs and Music

Post by Eldorion on Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:43 pm

So Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes of Burzum (Norwegian black metal band taking their name from the Black Speech of Mordor) was arrested again today.  He has previously been through the legal system for burning down medieval stave churches and stabbing a man to death.

http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/greven.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23327165
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Post by bungobaggins on Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:03 am

Picked this up at Half Price Books today.

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Post by azriel on Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:12 am

The vid & the music went so well together Chris, good one !  Very Happy 
That was a lucky find Bungo !!  Very Happy

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Re: Tolkiens Songs and Music

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:13 pm

Thats one book I always want to get and for some reason never have Bungo.
Now you just need to play and record them all for us and post them  Nod 

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Post by bungobaggins on Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Yeah I was surprised to find it. I did a little research and the Ballantine edition that I have isn't worth squat (usually goes for about £10-13, I paid $15 US).

I don't have a singer, nor the time to learn all of the songs. So here's a good youtube performance. Shrugging


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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:33 pm

I'm ridiculously late here, but that's a great find there, Bungo! Nod My dormant inner Tolkien collector is rather envious. alien
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Post by halfwise on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Though I know Tolkien himself appreciated the work of Donald Swann, to me it sounds too much like German Lieder to feel like Middle Earth. Howard Shore did a better job with something that sounded like a walking song, though I think the one that Petty posted at the top of this thread sounds most appropriate to me.

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