First of all, it’s September 22, so it wouldn’t be right to let it pass without wishing Bilbo and Frodo Baggins a very happy birthday.
And as for our final song, I have selected Clamavi de Profundis’s rendition of “The Fall of Gil-Galad”, the tale of the Elf king who marched alongside Elendil to free Middle-Earth from Sauron’s rule.
And that wraps up this year’s Tolkien Week celebrations! See you all next year!
We’re approaching the end of Tolkien Week, yet there’s still time for great music. Today’s pick is “The Lament for the Rohirrim”, a stirring rendition of the funeral dirge for the fallen Riders of Rohan.
Today’s featured song for Tolkien Week is “The Ent and the Ent-Wife” from The Two Towers. It is an Elvish song that Treebeard sings to Pippin and Merry about how the Ents and the Ent-Wives went their separate ways yet hope to be reunited one day in a land where they will both be content.
One this fine fourth day of Tolkien Week, we have “One Ring to Rule Them All”. Yes, it’s the famous Ring poem set to music. I’m pretty sure there have been several versions of this, but the Clamavi de Profundis version is one of my favorites.
For today’s celebration of Tolkien Week, I have selected “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter/Seek for the Sword That was Broken” from Clamavi de Profundis. It’s an original composition that takes Bilbo’s poem about Aragorn’s heritage and the verses that Boromir and Faramir heard in their dreams and combines them into one song. I was surprised at first to hear that they had combined these two poems, but when I heard the song performed, it couldn’t have turned out better.
On this auspicious second day of Tolkien Week, the featured Clamavi de Profundis song is “Lament for Boromir”, the funeral dirge that Aragorn and Legolas sang for Boromir in The Two Towers.
Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year again, folks, Tolkien Week! This year I decided to feature music from Clamavi de Profundis, a group that does Tolkien-related music. Some of it is covers of the songs from the movies while others are original compositions. Whatever they post, it’s always a treat.
On this first day of Tolkien Week, I’ve decided to share their version of “Roads Go Ever On”, which is a mostly original composition that incorporates a few elements of “The Last Goodbye” from The Battle of the Five Armies.
Isn’t that beautiful? This year is going to be so much fun!