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What is your favorite piece of music from Middle Earth?

Ring-Bearer
Rivendell


Nov 15 2012, 11:10pm

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What is your favorite piece of music from Middle Earth? Can't Post

Maybe a song from the books, some of Howard Shore's compositions... or anything you come up with.

'What are we holding on to, Sam?'
'There's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for!'


'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!'



DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 16 2012, 7:45am

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Treebeard's Poem (The Ent and the Ent-Wife) has *always* been a favourite of mine. [In reply to] Can't Post

And not for any particular reason either. It just captured me the first time I read the books.

I used to know it off my heart, as well. Probably not anymore. I was pleased when they decided to put one of the verses into the films.

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Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Nov 16 2012, 5:53pm

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My absolute favourite bit.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Has to be the Lighting of the Beacons from the trilogy. Such a fantastic, evocative piece of music.

There are also some wonderful soundtracks in the game Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). 'All Other Lights' and 'Lone Lands' are two of my favourites.

As for book songs, my favourite comes from one of the LOTR lines that I quote most frequently: "Not all who wander are lost".

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.


Ring-Bearer
Rivendell


Nov 16 2012, 6:43pm

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Decisions, decisions... [In reply to] Can't Post

The Lightning of the Beacons was a great one, the way that both Gondor and Rohan was done very well. 'Flaming Red Hair', the song at the party, was also a good one :) And you can't go wrong with the majestic Battle of the Pelenor Fields or the sweet tune of The Shire.
I've always loved 'The Road Goes Ever On', and it was interesting that the song that seemed melancholy in the book was hummed and sang by both Bilbo and Gandalf cheerfully.

'What are we holding on to, Sam?'
'There's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for!'


'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!'



Ardamírë
Valinor


Nov 17 2012, 12:18am

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Tra-la-la-lally// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


wendy woo
Rivendell


Nov 17 2012, 12:51am

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It's hard to beat Lighting of the Beacons! [In reply to] Can't Post

Although I am partial to the Evenstar and The Houses of Healing.

You'll see that in every contract. It's called a "sanity clause".
Ha-ha. You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Claus.


Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


Nov 24 2012, 8:04am

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Into the West was my favorite from the movies. Such a beautiful song. It really captured the imagery of the Elves sailing to the Undying Lands as well as being a metaphor of death. Very moving.

I'm also fond of The Greatest Adventure from the Hobbit cartoon.

As for something from the book, A Elbereth Gilthoniel is really pretty and made me fall in love with Elvish.


ShyElf
Lorien


Nov 25 2012, 4:00am

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Hard question [In reply to] Can't Post

I have come to love so many of them.

I'd have to say Into The West. But I'm also rather fond of Aniron - it played during my wedding to Mr. ShyElf. Heart

But I could go on and on about all the others I love too!

Cheers!

"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."



Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 26 2012, 4:49pm

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Narrowing it down [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm partial to Howard Shore's four scores as well as Tolkien's poetry.

Wait, you wanted me to be more specific? Good luck with that!

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Preciousssss
The Shire


Dec 1 2012, 4:39am

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Himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm [In reply to] Can't Post

I think "Song Of The Lonely Mountain by Neil Finn
that's the best!


sherlock
Gondor


Dec 4 2012, 6:07pm

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It's between [In reply to] Can't Post

Howard Shore's Breaking of the Fellowship, the Lighting of the Beacons or the part at the end of ROTK with James Galway's flute (sorry can't remember the exact name). Probably the last one because I told my granddaughter I wanted her to play that on the flute at my funeral. She was only about a year or two so I told her she should start practicing soon.Wink

 
 

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