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  • Format: CD
  • SKU: PFCD126
  • UPC: 7141148049643
  • Street Date: 07/10/20
  • PreBook Date: 06/05/20
  • Label: Prima Facie »
  • Genre: Classical
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Year of Production: 2020
  • Box Lot: 20
  • Territory: US,CA
  • Language: English

 

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Paul Corfield Godfrey - The Children Of Hurin

A tribute to the iconic J.R.R. Tolkien and the mystic world of Middle Earth!

Paul Corfield Godfrey - The Children Of Hurin
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The Children of Hurin was, in 1982, the first part of the cycle to be composed, and employed a variety of posthumously published texts by the author with permission of the Tolkien Estate and the assistance of the late Christopher Tolkien - one of the people to whom this work is dedicated.

As before, the singers are all professional artists from Welsh National Opera, and the set makes available for the first time a fully representative recording of the music with the complete lyrics by Tolkien. Because of budgetary and other constraints, the orchestra is represented by sampled sets (using the sounds of real instruments) which have been carefully balanced and adjusted in collaboration with the composer to obtain as close a result to the sound of an actual orchestra as possible.

Commenting on this aspect, Brian Wilson in a review of The Fall of Gondolin for Music Web International remarked ''I wondered how well this would work, but need have had no apprehensions; it works very well and it's the only way such a project could have been realized. I need only say that the music is often hauntingly beautiful.'' The booklet with this set of The Children of Hurin explains the methods of production in greater detail, and also includes an essay by the composer on the manner in which the author's text has been adapted for music.

  

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