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Symphony No. 5 'Return to Middle-earth' by Johan de Meij


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Oh yeah I meant to post this months ago, might as well put it here.

 

If anyone is interested in hearing/seeing the wind band transcription of the original LOTR symphony:

 

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4 hours ago, Stefancos said:

I believe thats the original version of the Symphony actually. Which was written for concert band.

 

Exactly. In 2000, it was orchestrated for the full symphony orchestra and recorded by the LSO.

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Cool news. Interesting that the language sung will be the proto/early Elvish Ilkorin from the earliest days of the Tolkien legendarium.

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Indeed! I checked all my JRRT literature (LotR, Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, A Guide to Tolkien ...) but couldn't find Ilkorin mentioned anywhere. It's not even on Arda! :blink: (Unfortunately, I don't (yet) have the HoMe available to me.) Luckily, there is a short but very useful article on Wikipedia which provides a good starting point for further research (Kôr/Tirion, Ilkorindi etc.). 

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Simplistically,

Tolkien always had two main languages, Quenya and Gnomish.

Ilkorin was a minor language with a small vocabulary. It was the language for the Sindar.

But as the Sindar became more important to the story, he renamed Gnomish to Sindarin and ceased development of Ilkorin.

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