“The Road Goes Ever On and On…”

Given the impact J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnum opus has had on the world of writing, we tend to forget that it has had at least as much influence on the world of music. From heavy metal folk bands such as Blind Guardian* to family enterprises like Clamavi de Profundis (some of their songs are available on iTunes and Amazon*), the poetry in The Lord of the Rings* has spread far and wide. Everyone is finding a way to sing it, or to adapt the material in order to sing about it.

Whether or not Tolkien’s lyrics are High Poetry such as that written by Longfellow, Kipling, and Milton is beside the point. His poems inspire artists and prompt them to search for a way to share the joy they find in them with others. That inspiration is something to be appreciated and tapped, no matter how mild it might be considered when compared to greater luminaries in the same field.

So take a little time to listen to Eurielle’s rendition of these poems from the Lonely Mountain, if you haven’t already, readers. You may find her voice hits all the right notes that, to your ears, others missed. 😀

The Hobbit (Part 1): ‘Song Of Durin’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Lyrics by J.R.R. Tolkien)

 

The Hobbit (Part 2): ‘Song Of Durin’ by Eurielle – New Version (Lyrics by Eurielle)

 

The Hobbit (Part 3): ‘Lament For Thorin’ by Eurielle (Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien) – Lyric Video

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5 thoughts on ““The Road Goes Ever On and On…”

  1. I had no idea there were people actually setting the LOTR verses to music. Thanks for passing these on.
    I have to admit that I have read The Hobbit and the Trilogy no less than five times since first learning of them when in high school in the mid-1960’s. The first two times I mostly skipped over all the italicized stuff to “get on with the story.” Only later, many years later, in fact, did I take the time to read carefully all the poems and songs. I was surprised at how much they increased the depth of Tolkien’s fictional universe, and my enjoyment of the books. That said, I probably lose points with the serious Tolkien fans by also admitting I have never been able to finish The Silmarillion. Maybe I will give that another try this summer.

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