Okay, color me geeky but I had to share this press release. Music inspired by Hobbits? INTRIGUED.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Oglio Records (http://oglio.com/the-fellowship-in-elven-lands-second-edition) is proud to announce the release of music inspired by the feature film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, IN ELVEN LANDS – The Fellowship (www.inelvenlands.com).
IN ELVEN LANDS – The Fellowship is truly an authentic musical reconstruction, inspired by the Myths and Poetry of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and performed by THE FELLOWSHIP.
The Fellowship performs on an all-acoustic array of ancient and modern instruments, singing songs in Sindarin, Quenya, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English. The result of their labor is IN ELVEN LANDS — the fully realized music of an ancient, lost civilization. This digitally re-mastered Second Edition features previously unreleased material and entirely new performances, including a song by J.R.R. Tolkien, plus an entirely new song with lyrics by one of the foremost Tolkien linguists, and a 50-Page digital booklet that gives you a glimpse into the ancient text of the Tir Im Psalter.
First conceived in 1992, IN ELVEN LANDS-The Fellowship applies the techniques of forensic musicology to discover what the music of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Middle-earth” may have sounded like. After years of research, a group of musicians began recording on Boxing Day of 1998, a journey that would take them more than seven years. After two years of recording, the band began referring to itself as “The Fellowship.” The name stuck.
Oglio Records Founder and CEO Carl Caprioglio noted, “Oglio Records has enjoyed a long history with the creative team of Carvin Knowles and Adam Pike. We have produced many projects together but this one is special as it really comes from a true love, affection and respect for J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. I am proud and excited to be involved with their latest collaboration.”
If you’re interested, you can buy it on iTunes.
Aaaand the track listing:
1. Tir Im; 2. The Longbottom Leaf; 3. The Silver Bowl; 4. The Man in the Moon; 5. A Verse to Elbereth Gilthoniel; 6. Elo Elleth; 7. Beware the Wolf; 8. Orome: Lord of the Hunt; 9. Creation Hymn; 10. Silmesse; 11. Elechoi Mirnu Aglaron; 12. When Durin Woke; 13. Eala Earendel; 14. Namarie; 15. The Battle of Evermore; 16. The Blood of Kings; 17. Canticle to Elbereth Gilthoniel; 18. The Evening Star; 19. Terra Beata