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Thread #65620   Message #1082685
Posted By: GUEST,Julia
30-Dec-03 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: Recordings of Tolkien Songs
Subject: RE: Recordings of Tolkien Songs
Hi there- Julia Lane here.Thanks for remembering, Jerry. I contacted the Tolkien estate years ago to get permission for use of the lyrics. They got back to me with a request for a tape/ transcription of the music. I chickened out. My (now) educated guess is that one only needs permission if one is receiving monetary compensation for the piece. I've been tempted to finally get back to the estate with all the required stuff, but I'm sure thay are currently inundated. On the other hand, I've heard an awful lot of (IMHO) crappy interpretations, so maybe they'd actually be open to mine.Spose I'll give it a try...
In the meantime, I have recorded an instrumental original piece called "Rivendell" (Celtic harp and low whistle) written as a reaction to the Iraq war last year. It's on my album "Cottage & Castle" and there is an MP3 tantalizer at
Will keep you posted
cheers- Julia