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The Lament for the Rohirrim - Clamavi De Profundis

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Published on Mar 31, 2018

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Here is our version of J.R.R. Tolkien's poem, "The Lament for the Rohirrim!" We hope you enjoy it:)

A note on our interpretation:

We approached this piece more "organically". The melody was composed by singing the lyrics, seeking to be true to the notion of vocal folk tradition. Therefore, the feel of this song is more rhythmically free and more focused on simply dwelling on the questions and answers of the text. There are two sections of the piece: the melody is sung first in a "contemplative" setting, and then repeated in a more "epic" setting, to explore varying sentiments drawn from this beautiful text.

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did creating it! Thanks very much for listening and for your support!

We are unable to get permission to sell this song so we are posting it here free for your enjoyment. If you want a copy of the mp3, we are offering it to those who support us on Patreon!

My brother composed and arranged the piece. My family sang it.

Please no bad language in the comments. We want this to be family friendly:)

Lyrics:
Where now the horse and the rider?
Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk,
And the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring,
And the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest
And the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain,
Like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?

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