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August 4, 2004

Your Goodly Host is in dress rehearsals for St. Louis Shakespeare's production of Amadeus, so this is an encore performance of the March 3, 2004 show featuring music inspired by Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.


PLAYLIST
Selection Source Performer(s) Comments
Buy the Numbers Boom Dot Bust (1999) Firesign Theatre Another surreal business opportunity
The Verse of the Rings At Dawn in Rivendell (2002) Christopher Lee and The Tolkien Ensemble All together now: "One ring to rule them..." The Tolkien Ensemble was formed in 1995 by Danish songwriter and musician Caspar Reiff to create "faithful musical interpretations" of poems and songs from The Lord of the Rings.
The Road Goes Ever On Poems and Songs of Middle Earth (1967) William Elvin and Donald Swann This and the other Elvin/Swann numbers fare from Swann's song cycle The Road Goes Ever On, with texts from The Lord of the Rings. Swann is best known as half of the legendary British performaing and songwriting team of Flanders and Swann.
Gandalf (the Wizard) Johan de Meij: Symphony No. 1: The Lord of the Rings (2001) London Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Warble Dutch composer de Meij wrote his First Symphony for symphonic band in 1989. This orchestration by Henk de Vlieger dates from 2001. The symphonies five movements, which are long on melody but rather short on thematic development, illustrate characters and places from the Ring trilogy.
A Walking Song At Dawn in Rivendell (2002) The Tolkien Ensemble A Hobbit song about the call of the open road...
A Drinking Song At Dawn in Rivendell (2002) The Tolkien Ensemble ...and another one about the call of the tavern.
Chef Entree Give Us a Break (1978) Proctor and Bergman The French Chef shows you how to bake your cigarette habit.
The Hoard Poems and Songs of Middle Earth (1967) J.R.R. Tolkien This is from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. It's from an old Caedmon recording that features a generous helping of Tolkien reading his own poems.
The Hearth is Red Poems and Songs of Middle Earth (1967) William Elvin and Donald Swann Another Hobbit ode to the road.
Namárië Poems and Songs of Middle Earth (1967) William Elvin and Donald Swann Sung in the original Elvish, which does, in fact, sound rather like Finnish.
Doom Bot Dust Boom Dot Bust (1999) Firesign Theatre For all you know, you may own stock in this company.


Acronyms and other mysteries defined:

OC: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Cast recording of a Broadway show, along with the date.

OS: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Soundtrack recording of a film, TV show, etc.


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