Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien
The twentieth century witnessed a dramatic rise in fantasy writing and few works became as popular or have endured as long as the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Surprisingly, little critical attention has been paid to the presence of music in his novels. This collection of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and themes intertwined throughout Tolkien’s body of work. Of particular interest is Tolkien’s scholarly work with medieval music and its presentation and performance practice, as well as the musical influences of his Victorian and Edwardian background. Discographies of Tolkien-influenced music of the 20th and 21st centuries are included.
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Horns of Dawn
Inside a Song
Songs of Exile in the Mortal Realms
Tolkiens Unfinished Lay of Lúthien and the Middle English Sir Orfeo
Strains of Elvish Song and Voices
Dissonance in the Divine Theme
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