Tolkien Gateway

Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings"

(Difference between revisions)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings"''' is the first symphony for concert band written by [[Johan de Meij]]. It premiered in [[1988]] with the ''Groot Harmonieorkest van de Belgische Gidsen'', conducted by Norbert Nozy. The CD by the military band ''Koninklijke Militaire Kapel'' made the symphony famous. The symphony is based on themes from the book by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]; it consists of five separate movements, each illustrating a personage or an important episode from the book. In [[1989]] the symphony was awarded the Sudler Composition Award. An orchestral version also exists, which premiered in [[2001]].
+
[[Image:SymphonyNoOneTheLordoftheRings.JPG|thumb|right|"The Lord of the Rings", by [[Johan_de_Meij|Johan de Meij]]]]
  
The symphony itself consists of five movements:
+
'''Symphony No. 1 "The Lord of the Rings"''' is the first [[symphony]] for concert band written by [[Johan de Meij]]. It premiered in 1988 with the ''Groot Harmonieorkest van de Belgische Gidsen'' conducted by Norbert Nozy. The CD by the military band Koninklijke Militaire Kapel made the symphony famous. The symphony is based on themes from the novel by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]; it consists of five separate movements, each illustrating a personage or an important episode from the book. In 1989 the symphony was awarded the Sudler Composition Award<ref>[http://www.inkpot.com/classical/meijbonering.html]</ref>. An orchestral version also exists, which orchestrated by Henk de Vlieger and premiered in 2001.
  
 +
The symphony itself consists of five movements:<ref>[http://www.euronet.nl/~amsmusic/toelicht/lordof.htm]</ref>
 
*I. Gandalf (The Wizard)
 
*I. Gandalf (The Wizard)
 
*II. Lothlórien (The Elvenwood)
 
*II. Lothlórien (The Elvenwood)
 
*III. Gollum (Sméagol)
 
*III. Gollum (Sméagol)
 
*IV. Journey in the Dark
 
*IV. Journey in the Dark
:a. The Mines of Moria
+
**a. The Mines of Moria
:b. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm
+
**b. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm
 
*V. Hobbits
 
*V. Hobbits
 +
 +
==See also==
 +
* [[Music of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy#Symphony]] (symphony based on music from the [[Peter Jackson]] films)
 +
 +
==References==
 +
{{references}}
  
 
[[Category:Classical Music]]
 
[[Category:Classical Music]]
 
[[Category:Music]]
 
[[Category:Music]]

Revision as of 14:58, 29 December 2009

"The Lord of the Rings", by Johan de Meij

Symphony No. 1 "The Lord of the Rings" is the first symphony for concert band written by Johan de Meij. It premiered in 1988 with the Groot Harmonieorkest van de Belgische Gidsen conducted by Norbert Nozy. The CD by the military band Koninklijke Militaire Kapel made the symphony famous. The symphony is based on themes from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien; it consists of five separate movements, each illustrating a personage or an important episode from the book. In 1989 the symphony was awarded the Sudler Composition Award[1]. An orchestral version also exists, which orchestrated by Henk de Vlieger and premiered in 2001.

The symphony itself consists of five movements:[2]

  • I. Gandalf (The Wizard)
  • II. Lothlórien (The Elvenwood)
  • III. Gollum (Sméagol)
  • IV. Journey in the Dark
    • a. The Mines of Moria
    • b. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm
  • V. Hobbits

See also

References

References

  1. [1]
  2. [2]