The Usual Suspect
- Feb 11, 2002
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Everyone slags off JRRT's verse and perhaps they sometimes have a point ... but which do you like?
Is this the version used in the BBC Radio adaptation? I must be good, because probably 15 or 20 years after listening to that every week, its one of the things that stand out.Originally posted by Greymantle
Oh, it's so hard to say... the verses and songs of LotR are one of my favorits aspects of the book. I love them all, really... though, from that list, I suppose I'd have to say the Lay of Gil-galad, probably because of Stephen Oliver's beautiful musical setting.
Yup, it certainly is... I loved all the music from that, from the Lay of Gil-galad to the Ents' Marching Song to the music for the Pelennor... the Caras Galadhon and Elrond themes were also great. So very English. The Tolkien Ensemble recorded The Lay of Gil-galad using the same music-- wise decision! It's perfect. Though it certainly sounds different when a professional baritone sings it, rather than Sam's actor.Originally posted by Variag of Khand
Is this the version used in the BBC Radio adaptation? I must be good, because probably 15 or 20 years after listening to that every week, its one of the things that stand out.
Ooh, me too! It's Bilbo's greatest work, IMHO.
Were it rendered in the Westron tongue, I would have voted for it. Being in the tongue of Mordor made it sound even the more evil and I couldn't vote for it. Even to this day the words sound evil and haunt me.Originally posted by Ragnarok
Im the only one who voted for the most famed verse of the entire trilogy!? I love that verse, but the whole one is better, with 'Three for Elven...'. Guess thats just me