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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (March 1968)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0047840099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0047840098
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,227,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By V. Chan on April 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
An extremely important work for anyone interested in Tolkien's fiction. The collaboration with Donald Swann gives a unique glimpse of Tolkien's own thoughts about the music for his world. His linguistic comments are useful and important for anyone interested in his invented languages.

Swann's music is of its own time and tradition, and intended for reasonably skilled home performance. It is unlikely to be appreciated by those who think of the sentimental yowlings of Enya and Annie Lennox as the music of Middle-earth.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Pillip Sanches on March 22, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a work that Tolkien approved of and (more importantly) contributed to. It contains Elvish Caligraphy and Material on the Elvish Language by Tolkien not published anywhere else. While most of the music is by Donald Swann, the main musical material for one of the songs is by Tolkien himself. Because this book contains some glimpses of Tolkien's concept of his Middle-earth that can't be found anywhere else, it is a must-have for any serious student of Tolkien and Middle-earth... even if you consider Donald Swann's contribution of music to this book to be total crap.
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By Dawn Trumbull9999 on March 7, 2015
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the book is as he said it would be nice
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6 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on December 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
The music is satisfactory, but does not accord with the poems or their original contexts - especially the Elvish songs, which Tolkien described in his books as beautiful and melodious. Also, the music lacks complexity and emotion. I would not recommend this book, as it is unchallenging and unrewarding for those with any experience in vocal music. Approximate Conservatory grade 3.
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J.R.R. Tolkien (1892.1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.

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