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The Road Goes On: A Song Cycle: Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien; Music by Donald Swann

£75.00

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Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London.
Author: Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien; Music by Donald Swann.
Decorations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Approx dims: 285mm h x 220mm w x 13mm d.

Slight foxing to edges. Dust Jacket in good condition and inside is pristine.

Intact clean, slightly rubbed and creased condition cream coloured paper dust jacket with black & red text, one small tear to top left corner adj spine with sellotape repair, plus some signs of handling. Intact slightly spine with slight creasing to top and bottom. Dust Jacket over very good condition cream boards with red lettering to front and spine. 68 clean cream coloured inside pages of English text, Elvish script and music scores, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis: The Road Goes Ever On is a song cycle that has been published as a book of sheet music. The music was written by Donald Swann, and the words are taken from poems in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writings, especially The Lord of the Rings.

With Tolkien's approval, Donald Swann wrote the music for this song cycle, and much of the music resembles English traditional music or folk music. The sole exception is the Quenya song "Namárië", which was based on a tune by Tolkien himself and which has some affinities to Gregorian chant.

List of songs in this song-cycle is as follows:

"The Road Goes Ever On". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 1 ("A Long-expected Party") and Chapter 3 ("Three is Company").

"Upon the Hearth the Fire Is Red". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 3 ("Three is Company").

"In the Willow-meads of Tasarinan". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 2, The Two Towers, Book 3, Chapter 4 ("Treebeard").

"In Western Lands". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 3, The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 1 ("The Tower of Cirith Ungol").

"Namárië". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 8 ("Farewell to Lórien").

"I Sit beside the Fire". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 3 ("The Ring Goes South"), including the text of "A Elbereth Gilthoniel", from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 1 ("Many Meetings").

"Errantry". From The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.

Item details

Author(s):
Tolkein and Swann
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
George Allen & Unwin Ltd
Title:
The Road Goes On: A Song Cycle:

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Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London.
Author: Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien; Music by Donald Swann.
Decorations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Approx dims: 285mm h x 220mm w x 13mm d.

Slight foxing to edges. Dust Jacket in good condition and inside is pristine.

Intact clean, slightly rubbed and creased condition cream coloured paper dust jacket with black & red text, one small tear to top left corner adj spine with sellotape repair, plus some signs of handling. Intact slightly spine with slight creasing to top and bottom. Dust Jacket over very good condition cream boards with red lettering to front and spine. 68 clean cream coloured inside pages of English text, Elvish script and music scores, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis: The Road Goes Ever On is a song cycle that has been published as a book of sheet music. The music was written by Donald Swann, and the words are taken from poems in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writings, especially The Lord of the Rings.

With Tolkien's approval, Donald Swann wrote the music for this song cycle, and much of the music resembles English traditional music or folk music. The sole exception is the Quenya song "Namárië", which was based on a tune by Tolkien himself and which has some affinities to Gregorian chant.

List of songs in this song-cycle is as follows:

"The Road Goes Ever On". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 1 ("A Long-expected Party") and Chapter 3 ("Three is Company").

"Upon the Hearth the Fire Is Red". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 3 ("Three is Company").

"In the Willow-meads of Tasarinan". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 2, The Two Towers, Book 3, Chapter 4 ("Treebeard").

"In Western Lands". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 3, The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 1 ("The Tower of Cirith Ungol").

"Namárië". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 8 ("Farewell to Lórien").

"I Sit beside the Fire". From The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 3 ("The Ring Goes South"), including the text of "A Elbereth Gilthoniel", from The Lord of the Rings vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 1 ("Many Meetings").

"Errantry". From The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.

Author(s):
Tolkein and Swann
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
George Allen & Unwin Ltd
Title:
The Road Goes On: A Song Cycle:

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