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Tolkien Composition Competition:

 

I'm sure there are many, like myself, on this forum who have a great appreciate for the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Through out his books Tolkien incorporates many songs and poems that, I believe, give life and depth to his great works. This competition is to compose a piece or small set of pieces for Soprano and Piano based on a poem, writing or any text authored by Tolkien

 


Guidelines: 

 

1. The piece needs to be for soprano and piano. The voice range should not go beyond two Cs above middle C or below A flat below middle C.  

 

2. Text could be a poem from the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, the Silmarillion etc... any text written by Tolkien. 

 

3. As Tolkien was greatly influenced by literature from the renaissance and medieval times I'd ask that there be some influence from medevial and renaissance harmony/counterpoint.

 

4. The total length of the song/songs should not exceed 10 minutes in total length.

 

5. Perhaps don't over complicate it and just have fun!

 

Due date February 14, 2014

 

The winner will have their work recorded by myself at piano and a friend of mine who is an accomplished musician and has a beautiful voice.

 

Good Luck!

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What a lovely idea!  Do you have a preference for any of Tolkien's languages?  My Dwarvish is very rusty but my Quenya is probably still passable enough to break up the syllables properly.  :)

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What a lovely idea!  Do you have a preference for any of Tolkien's languages?  My Dwarvish is very rusty but my Quenya is probably still passable enough to break up the syllables properly.  :)

 

If you wanted to do one of his poems that he wrote in Dwarvish, Elvish, etc... you're welcome too. The only thing I ask, so that the words are pronounced correctly, is if you do a language other than english under each word include how it would sound roughly if pronounced in english. Thanks! 

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Do you have any special preferences for how and where we submit our finished pieces?  pdf, midi, wav, etc?  Sorry, bit of a newbie here and still learning the protocols for stuff.  

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Do you have any special preferences for how and where we submit our finished pieces?  pdf, midi, wav, etc?  Sorry, bit of a newbie here and still learning the protocols for stuff.  

 

PDF file of the completed score and a midi recording are required for all entries, thanks! 

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Thanks for getting back to me!  Should have something ready in a day or so, just doing a few final proofreads of my score.  Can't wait to see some of the other pieces people write. 

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Okay, Looks like I've got a single entry. Guess the interest wasn't as high as I had hoped. But that's fine, thank you for your entry Nocturnal Adagio. Expect a recording before April! I'll be starting a new competition momentarily.

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Well I don't know how fair of a win this is but it's exciting nonetheless!  Thanks to both you and your friend in advance for recording my piece.  I can't wait to hear the final result.  I also hope your piano competition has a better turnout.  :D

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