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"My friend, Howard Shore, faxed me this Lord of the Rings suite..."


Nov 18 2013, 7:31am

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"My friend, Howard Shore, faxed me this Lord of the Rings suite..." Can't Post

Awesome Hawaii Symphony concert in Honolulu this afternoon, with Sir James Galway. Fantastic performance of Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major. But for me, the personal highlight was this moment, with Sir James introducing an encore: "Yesterday morning, my friend Howard Shore, faxed me this Lord of the Rings suite for flute and orchestra, which he arranged for me. Last night was its first ever performance; this is the second." It was basically all the flute-centric themes, from Hobbiton and the tin whistle to some of the sustained Mordor bits, ending with "sailing West" music. I cried.

The rest of the concert ("Scheherazade") was outstanding, but this LotR moment was priceless.


Nov 18 2013, 7:46am

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's wonderful. Smile

Tol Eressea

Nov 18 2013, 9:55am

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I would have cried, too, Elizabeth! [In reply to] Can't Post

"Scheherazade" and LOTR. Either piece would have transported me to their fantastical lands, but both of them together...! The tin whistle of the Shire settles me down in green hills every time. "Scheherazade" whisks me away over oases and rose-covered palaces. The most memorable time I heard it was on a balmy summer night under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Magical!

Lucky lucky you! Thank you for sharing so we can imagine it with you.

Ethel Duath

Nov 19 2013, 3:32pm

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I have walked the halls at the same time as Sir James [In reply to] Can't Post

He taught at my school for a semester (my roommate was a flute major, so I also got some cool personal anecdotes, which I have since forgotten Blush). He is by far the best flute player I have ever heard. Flutes aren't known for sounding "powerful" but somehow he manages to do that too, among his other accomplishments.

I so envy you!


Nov 19 2013, 5:01pm

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When Bomby used to Whistle "The Flute solo from the Shire" Theme [In reply to] Can't Post

@ work, co-workers knew
Bomby was in a Great Mood.


Nov 19 2013, 5:19pm

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That is very cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sounds like a wonderful performance and I'm glad you got to experience it!

Ethel Duath

Nov 20 2013, 12:50am

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A flute is really glorified whistling in a way, so [In reply to] Can't Post

really, you're just playing along with the score!

Hope they hear that tune from you again soon.Smile


Nov 21 2013, 12:15am

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Oh my... I'm so moved just hearing about it [In reply to] Can't Post

for it to be played on the tin whistle is so perfect, too. For me, it represents the Shire and Hobbits so perfectly.

Thank you... I'm delighted that you've had such a wonderful treasure of music and beauty :) *warm hug*

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I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!

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Nov 21 2013, 12:33am

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If Bomby [In reply to] Can't Post

Survives long enough to
walk the green hills
of The Shire

Bomby's Whistling
will Echo
though the years..

(This post was edited by Bombadil on Nov 21 2013, 12:34am)


Nov 21 2013, 12:49am

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He started on the whistle... [In reply to] Can't Post

...and then moved to the flute. The whistle came back briefly towards the end, though. And, of course, there was orchestra, too, but it was mainly accompanying the flute/whistle lines.


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