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Thread #65620 Message #3436773
Posted By: GUEST,Julia L
14-Nov-12 - 10:11 PM
Thread Name: Recordings of Tolkien Songs
Subject: RE: Recordings of Tolkien Songs
Finally catching up with this thread again.. Too bad, Anne- if anyone could do a great job of interpreting Tolkien's songs , it would be you! I have found other poets reticent to have their work set- Robert Frost, and most recently Mary Oliver. They would not even allow the poem to be read with accompanying music. But Tolkien's pieces are SONGS and are very singable... sigh. I do perform my versions periodically, and they seem to be well appreciated by audiences. I suppose that's really what matters in the oral tradition at least.