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Tolkien Week 2018: The Lament for the Rohirrim

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.

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Tolkien Week 2018: The Ent and the Ent-Wife

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.

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Tolkien Week 2018: One Ring to Rule Them All

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.

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Tolkien Week 2018: All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

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.

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Tolkien Week 2018: Lament for Boromir

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.

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Kicking off Tolkien Week

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!

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Tolkien Week 2017: Into the West

All good things must come to an end, and so we round out Tolkien Week with “Into the West” performed by Annie Lennox for The Return of the King. This particular video was shot at the 2004 Oscars, where “Into the West” was nominated for Best Original Song (which it won). Fun fact: The Return of the King won 11 Oscars and is tied with Ben Hur and Titanic for the most wins (and has the largest winning sweep of any movie). It was also the first (and so far only) fantasy movie to win the award for Best Picture.

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