Songs from THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien

eautiful original musical settings by fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley, Kristoph Klover & Margaret Davis.

Celtic and Medieval-styled music featuring vocals, harp, guitar, cello, recorders, and other acoustic instruments, performed by Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover of the band Brocelïande.

This recording is one of the very few to be officially authorized by the Estates of J.R.R. Tolkien and Marion Zimmer Bradley; limited to 2000 copies. The seven settings by author Marion Zimmer Bradley (author of THE MISTS OF AVALON) are among the most famous musical settings of J.R.R. Tolkien's poems. The remaining songs have been set by Kristoph Klover and Margaret Davis.

"The Starlit Jewel is a rare collection - a must for admirers of Tolkien's Middle-earth poetry and for lovers of well-played, well-sung music." --Paula di Sante, Mythopoeic Society

LISTEN:
1. Lay of Nimrodel
2. In Durin's Day
3. Hobbit Walking Song
4. Galadriel's Lament
5. Merry Old Inn
6. Song of the Eldar in Exile

Includes these songs from THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT:
1. Elvish Lullabye - Hobbit: ch. 19
2. Song of the Eldar in Exile - Book I: ch. 3
3. Hobbit Walking Song - Hobbit: ch. 19
4. Merry Old Inn - Book I: ch. 9
5. Children's Song From Dale - Hobbit: ch. 10
6. In Western Lands - Book VI: ch. 1
7. Galadriel's Lament - Book II: ch. 8
8. Troll Song - Book I: ch. 12
9. Lament for Boromir - Book III: ch. 1
10. Bath Song - Book I: ch. 5
11. In Durin's Day - Book II: ch. 4
12. Lay of Nimrodel - Book II: ch. 6
13. When Spring Unfolds - Book III: ch. 4

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This composition by the way of libretto is adapted from THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, (c)Estate of the late Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien & HarperCollins Publishers & Houghton Mifflin Company. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers Limited & Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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"Hobbits' songs of bath and food, gallant deeds of Men, Dwarfs' mighty works, and sad and beautiful Elven tales are all given voice in this wonderful and timely, recording. The Renaissance Anglo-Celtic ensemble, Brocelïande, performed and arranged these richly rendered songs. On several pieces, like the joyful "Bath Song" and the hauntingly beautiful "Lay of Nimrodel", members of Brocelïande also composed the melodies. The Starlit Jewel elicits a wonderful emotional connection to the inner sensibilities of the various folk, Little and Big, of beloved Middle Earth." --East/West Books CD review, March/April 2002

“Thank you so much for The Starlit Jewel. The arrangements are very much what I’d have done if I had had the ability -- it was like hearing a dream come true.” -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of THE MISTS OF AVALON

"Listening to it, it is easy to imagine one's self seated front and center in Elrond's Hall of Fire, while the singers and musicians fill the air with convivial merrymaking and heartfelt lament. ... In its new incarnation, The Starlit Jewel continues to delight and astound. This dazzling re-release was well worth the wait. It should find an honored place in many a Tolkien-lover's CD collection. Most highly recommended. -- Paula DiSante, Mythopoeic Society


THE STARLIT JEWEL SONGBOOK
Companion songbook to The Starlit Jewel CD, containing sheet music and chords to all of the songs on the CD. Spiral-bound.

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