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    Red face Re: The Laurelin's Concert Hall - Music and Melodies to Inspire

    Lovely videos from Dittany

    Today is a very special day in Middle-earth. It is infact Master Ronald Dwale's 120th birthday, a remarkable age for a great hobbit. Of course, Ronald Dwale is our beloved Professor Tolkien that was born today, 120 years ago. A fitting tune for a lovely celebration, with words written by the master himself, and music by "The Starlit Jewel"



    The original version of the song is recited by Bilbo in the last chapter of The Hobbit, at the end of his journey back to the Shire. Coming to the top of a rise he sees his home in the distance, and stops and says the following:

    Roads go ever ever on,
    Over rock and under tree,
    By caves where never sun has shone,
    By streams that never find the sea;
    Over snow by winter sown,
    And through the merry flowers of June,
    Over grass and over stone,
    And under mountains of the moon.

    Roads go ever ever on
    Under cloud and under star,
    Yet feet that wandering have gone
    Turn at last to home afar.
    Eyes that fire and sword have seen
    And horror in the halls of stone
    Look at last on meadows green
    And trees and hills they long have known
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    Hullo lovely people of Laurelin, here is an other version of the most lovely Galadriel's Lament I found, with words by J.R.R. Tolkien, and music by Marion Zimmer Bradley.


    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:
    Of wind I sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew.
    Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,
    And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a golden Tree.
    Beneath the stars of Ever-eve in Eldamar it shone,
    In Eldamar beside the walls of Elven Tirion.
    There long the golden leaves have grown upon the branching years,
    While here beyond the Sundering Seas now fall the Elven-tears.
    O Lórien! The Winter comes, the bare and leafless Day;
    The leaves are falling in the stream, the River flows away.
    O Lórien! Too long I have dwelt upon this Hither Shore
    And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.
    But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me,
    What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?

    On a side note, I want to thank you all my 'musical friends , for in the last few days was really lovely to met up with you all at the Pony for music and a few giggles *looks in the direction of Remis and his flying boots*. So many , I am sure I will forget some...Lady Achazia and Lady Cymaru, Master Grymrock and Master Norgi, and of course Master Mason and Lord Beles. It is just nice to know one can sometime walk in the Pony and find so much warmth in the smiles of friends and lovely melodies been played. I am just a simple hobbit, me...so I rather stick to me own little thread here on the forums to let you know a small new weekly publication has been open...

    The Chronicles of Laurelin

    The Chronicles of Laurelin are aimed at all the Free People of Middle-earth, Men, Elves, Hobbits and Dwarves. Unique and recurrent events can be looked up in the Calendar and will be announced in the News and Announcements section, and there will be reports of events after they occurred. Anyhow, got to keep going...remember to smile, time for Second Breakfast here...got to go , but I see you real soon

    *waves and giggles as she trips on Remis's boots left across the Pony's floor*
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    A lil gem I found for yer all this morning. Here is the full length, 27 verse poem by J.R.R.Tolkien: Over the Misty Mountains Cold ...it is a long one, so I hope you'll find a bit of time to enjoy


    Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
    To dungeons deep and caverns old,
    We must away, ere break of day,
    To seek our pale enchanted gold.

    The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
    While hammers fell like ringing bells,
    In places deep, where dark things sleep,
    In hollow halls beneath the fells.

    For ancient king and elvish lord
    There many a gleaming golden hoard
    They shaped and wrought, and light they caught,
    To hide in gems on hilt of sword.

    On silver necklaces they strung
    The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
    The dragon-fire, on twisted wire
    They meshed the light of moon and sun.

    Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
    To dungeons deep and caverns old,
    We must away, ere break of day,
    To claim our long-forgotten gold.

    Goblets they carved there for themselves,
    And harps of gold, where no man delves
    There lay they long, and many a song
    Was sung unheard by men or elves.

    The pines were roaring on the heights,
    The wind was moaning in the night,
    The fire was red, it flaming spread,
    The trees like torches blazed with light.

    The bells were ringing in the dale,
    And men looked up with faces pale.
    The dragon's ire, more fierce than fire,
    Laid low their towers and houses frail.

    The mountain smoked beneath the moon.
    The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
    They fled the hall to dying fall
    Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.

    Far over the Misty Mountains grim,
    To dungeons deep and caverns dim,
    We must away, ere break of day,
    To win our harps and gold from him!

    The wind was on the withered heath,
    But in the forest stirred no leaf:
    There shadows lay be night or day,
    And dark things silent crept beneath.

    The wind came down from mountains cold,
    And like a tide it roared and rolled.
    The branches groaned, the forest moaned,
    And leaves were laid upon the mould.

    The wind went on from West to East;
    All movement in the forest ceased.
    But shrill and harsh across the marsh,
    Its whistling voices were released.

    The grasses hissed, their tassels bent,
    The reeds were rattling--on it went.
    O'er shaken pool under heavens cool,
    Where racing clouds were torn and rent.

    It passed the Lonely Mountain bare,
    And swept above the dragon's lair:
    There black and dark lay boulders stark,
    And flying smoke was in the air.

    It left the world and took its flight
    Over the wide seas of the night.
    The moon set sale upon the gale,
    And stars were fanned to leaping light.

    Under the Mountain dark and tall,
    The King has come unto his hall!
    His foe is dead, the Worm of Dread,
    And ever so his foes shall fall!

    The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
    The arrow swift, the Gate is strong.
    The heart is bold that looks on gold;
    The dwarves no more shall suffer wrong.

    The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
    While hammers fell like ringing bells
    In places deep, where dark things sleep,
    In hollow halls beneath the fells.

    On silver necklaces they strung
    The light of stars, on crowns they hung
    The dragon-fire, from twisted wire
    The melody of harps they wrung.

    The mountain throne once more is freed!
    O! Wandering folk, the summons heed!
    Come haste! Come haste! Across the waste!
    The king of freind and kin has need.

    Now call we over the mountains cold,
    'Come back unto the caverns old!'
    Here at the gates the king awaits,
    His hands are rich with gems and gold.

    The king has come unto his hall
    Under the Mountain dark and tall.
    The Worm of Dread is slain and dead,
    And ever so our foes shall fall!

    Farewell we call to hearth and hall!
    Though wind may blow and rain may fall,
    We must away, ere break of day
    Far over the wood and mountain tall.

    To Rivendell, where Elves yet dwell
    In glades beneath the misty fell.
    Through moor and waste we ride in haste,
    And whither then we cannot tell.

    With foes ahead, behind us dread,
    Beneath the sky shall be our bed,
    Until at last our toil be passed,
    Our journey done, our errand sped.
    Amorey
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    I thought I should share a video, I just uploaded




    This is a song Eovina and myself has created.

    Eovina has written Lyrics and Melody, myself has created music and arrangement. A little virtual cooporation project you could say

    Hope you like it
    Last edited by Achy; Feb 13 2012 at 03:53 AM.
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    *cheers at the shades* amazing music as ever! so is there any new amazing concert planned in the near future ?
    “May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”
    ? J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achy View Post
    ...

    Hope you like it
    Wonderful !

    *hugs Achy and Eovina* ♥

    Once of the greatest love stories of Middle-earth...Beren and Tinuviel


    The leaves were long, the grass was green,
    The hemlock-umbels tall and fair,
    And in the glade a light was seen
    Of stars in shadow shimmering.
    Tinuviel was dancing there
    To music of a pipe unseen,
    And light of stars was in her hair,
    And in her raiment glimmering.

    There Beren came from mountains cold,
    And lost he wandered under leaves,
    And where the Elven-river rolled.
    He walked along and sorrowing.
    He peered between the hemlock-leaves
    And saw in wonder flowers of gold
    Upon her mantle and her sleeves,
    And her hair like shadow following.

    Enchantment healed his weary feet
    That over hills were doomed to roam;
    And forth he hastened, strong and fleet,
    And grasped at moonbeams glistening.
    Through woven woods in Elvenhome
    She lightly fled on dancing feet,
    And left him lonely still to roam
    In the silent forest listening.

    He heard there oft the flying sound
    Of feet as light as linden-leaves,
    Or music welling underground,
    In hidden hollows quavering.
    Now withered lay the hemlock-sheaves,
    And one by one with sighing sound
    Whispering fell the beechen leaves
    In the wintry woodland wavering.

    He sought her ever, wandering far
    Where leaves of years were thickly strewn,
    By light of moon and ray of star
    In frosty heavens shivering.
    Her mantle glinted in the moon,
    As on a hill-top high and far
    She danced, and at her feet was strewn
    A mist of silver quivering.

    When winter passed, she came again,
    And her song released the sudden spring,
    Like rising lark, and falling rain,
    And melting water bubbling.
    He saw the elven-flowers spring
    About her feet, and healed again
    He longed by her to dance and sing
    Upon the grass untroubling.

    Again she fled, but swift he came.
    Tinuviel! Tinuviel!
    He called her by her elvish name;
    And there she halted listening.
    One moment stood she, and a spell
    His voice laid on her: Beren came,
    And doom fell on Tinuviel
    That in his arms lay glistening.

    As Beren looked into her eyes
    Within the shadows of her hair,
    The trembling starlight of the skies
    He saw there mirrored shimmering.
    Tinuviel the elven-fair,
    Immortal maiden elven-wise,
    About him cast her shadowy hair
    And arms like silver glimmering.

    Long was the way that fate them bore,
    O'er stony mountains cold and grey,
    Through halls of iron and darkling door,
    And woods of nightshade morrowless.
    The Sundering Seas between them lay,
    And yet at last they met once more,
    And long ago they passed away
    In the forest singing sorrowless.

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
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    Saturday morning in The Shire after the night before. Last night I was reminded by some of my closest friends how wonderful Middle-earth is and how much I just love to be here , play my music and be happy. So thank you to Tallic, Master Norgi, Miss Sevelda, Miss Bootsy and others for been there for me when I needed my friends the most. There will be always a hobbit minstrel playing in The Shire



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    I am suprised noone have mentioned Battlelore yet. They are what made me get into Tolkiens world and thus into Lotro.
    All their lyrics are about Tolkiens work and personally I hold them very dear.

    And so with the upcoming expansion in mind: (live version because all the other ones got blocked)



    Horse lords the men of Rohan
    Allies of Gondor the land below
    Green fields they guard with honour
    Eastern terror, keep away!
    Finest chargers of Middle-earth
    They raise and ride
    See the banners of Riddermark
    If you're foe, you should run or hide

    River Anduin, Fangorn forest
    Mountains of Mist and White Horn
    Mighty borders surround the Kingdom
    Strong regions to guard the land

    Edoras the heart of Rohan
    Capital of Riddermark
    Fortresses around the realm
    Dunharrow and Helm's Deep
    Citadels so hard to annex
    Victory in both of them...
    Battle of the Pelennor Fields
    Invasion of Dunlending

    Third Age of the Sun
    The battle of Filed of Celebrant
    Orchish triumph was so near
    Then the third army arrived
    There's no enemy who
    Could ever oberwhelm those plains of light
    Steal their fate of better times
    And kill the fire in their eyes

    Golden-haired horsemen
    And their King Eorl the Young
    Victory by the Eothed
    Salvation to the southern lands
    Great reward they have gained
    From the people they have saved
    Expression of gratitude
    On northern fields they stay
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    *waves and smiles*

    Well , I am off to a great adventure so this lovely music may just well be the last from me for a wee while.

    As old Bilbo once said...

    The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can....


    Keep shining Laurelin ...I see you when my feet will find their way home to The Shire once more.

    See you all again soon, I hope

    *wipes away a few tears and smiles while waving and walking out her front door*


    Amorey
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    Fare Thee Well Amorey

    Come back soon as I think your the nicest poster on these boards!!!

    Vanimle sila tiri


    May the Valar bless your Travels!
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    I can imagine hobbits dancing around the party tree when i listen to this -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OErJ...c87tYk0lA3la6g

    Also this one too -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pSYR...c87tYk0lA3la6g

    This one reminds me of hobbit romance -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2rdC...eature=related

    Through the long days of summer
    Where the air was a sweet as perfume
    We walked through the golden meadows
    And danced by the light of the moon

    She was a lonely angel
    Sitting there by the side of the road
    On the edge of the forest
    That's where the wild things grow

    Blue skies of promise opened before us
    There in her eyes are the dreams of the world
    Blue skies of promise rained down on us
    Life is so sweet with a strawberry girl

    In her hands was a basket
    Sticks and branches were woven as one
    She smile bright like a child
    As bright as the afternoon sun

    It was filled with her treasures
    A whole cradle of nature's beauty
    Wild flowers were chosen
    To lay amongst the forest berries

    „It's a great day for a gatherer
    You can say that I told you so
    In these uncertain days
    It's the simple things you need the most"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TarquinBlackwood View Post
    Fare Thee Well Amorey

    Come back soon as I think your the nicest poster on these boards!!!

    Vanimle sila tiri


    May the Valar bless your Travels!
    *hobbit hug*

    Thank you kindly, I am never too far away...even if I am, there you go, I am a hobbit and I love riddles

    Just a quick post to thank you from the heart all those that made it to the Mystery Masquerade Ball in the Shire. It was a wonderful night , and I hope you hall enjoyed it as much as I did. See you at the next Mystery Masquerade in the Shire, and until then here are some lovely pictures of the night


    and as this is a musical thread, here is the obligatory tune from me...something lovely and romantic by the very talented Loreena McKennitt...Dark Night of The Soul

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    A lovely hobbity song ...."The Greatest Adventure" was Composed and Performed by Glenn Yarbrough for the animated version of The Hobbit (1977)

    The greatest adventure is what lies ahead
    Today and tomorrow are yet to be said
    The chances the changes are all yours to make
    The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

    The greatest adventure is there if you are bold
    Let go of the moment that life makes you hold
    To measure the meaning can make you delay
    It's time you stop thinking and wasting the day.

    A man whose a dreamer and never takes leave
    Who thinks of a world that is make believe
    Will never know passion
    Will never know pain
    Who sits by the window
    Will one day see rain.

    The greatest adventure is what lies ahead
    Today and tomorrow are yet to be said
    The chances the changes are all yours to make
    The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

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