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The Road Goes Ever On (a Song Cycle), Composer Donald Swann’s Musical Settings of Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted on: March 6, 2013

This song cycle includes musical settings of poems from the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, composed by Donald Swann.

As I discover examples of illustrated versions of these works, I will post fill out this post.

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road goes ever on tolkien swann
The Road Goes Ever On (a Song Cycle)
Music by Donald Swann
Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien
Musical settings of poems from THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy.

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road goes ever on isbn978-0-00-713655-1 with cd HC2002
The Road Goes Ever On (a Song Cycle), Harper Collins 20o2
Music by Donald Swann
Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien
Musical settings of poems from THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy.
ISBN 978-0-00-713655-1 (seems to be in print only in UK)
Includes a free CD of the Elvin recording as well as bonus tracks of ‘Bilbo’s Last Song’ and ‘Lúthien Tinúviel’

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This song cycle includes musical settings of the poems:

  • Bilbo’s Last Song
  • Upon the Hearth the Fire is Red
  • In the Willow-meads of Tsarinan
  • In Western Lands
  • Namárïe
  • I Sit beside the Fire
  • Errantry
  • Lúthien Tinúviel

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J.R.R. Tolkien Society Webpage:
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/

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J.R.R. Tolkien Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien

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J.R.R. Tolkien on Biography.com:
http://www.biography.com/people/jrr-tolkien-9508428

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Donald Swann Website:
http://www.donaldswann.co.uk/

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Donald Swann Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Swann

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The Road Goes Ever On (a Song Cylce) Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_Goes_Ever_On

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Relates Posts

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I frequently (and with much relish and delight) sing the Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and Swann (illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott)
THE HIPPOPOTAMUS SONG, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/hippopotamus-song-a-singable-picture-book-by-the-writing-team-of-flanders-swann/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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