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JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
« on: August 08, 2021, 12:27:20 PM »
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    Re: JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
    « Reply #1 on: August 08, 2021, 06:22:32 PM »
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  • Why does this remind me of Latin?
    So do all who live to see such times but it is not for them to decide, all you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.


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    Re: JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
    « Reply #2 on: August 08, 2021, 06:30:57 PM »
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  • The cadence is definitely either directly from a liturgical chant form or based there on.

    Very interesting!
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    Re: JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
    « Reply #3 on: August 08, 2021, 08:11:19 PM »
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  • Sir Tolkien, may God rest his beautiful soul, said that Elvish should be sung “like Gregorian chants,” in an interview he gave in the 1960s.

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    Re: JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
    « Reply #4 on: August 08, 2021, 08:12:09 PM »
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  • Could we hear the lady sing instead ?
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi


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    Re: JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
    « Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 08:48:12 PM »
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  • This is from earlier in the book, that being the Fellowship of the Ring.

    Hauntingly beautiful, as the Middle Earth version of a hymn to the Blessed Mother should be.
    Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris
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    Qui pugnet pro nobis
    Nisi  tu Deus noster

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    Re: JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
    « Reply #6 on: August 08, 2021, 09:23:45 PM »
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  • This is from earlier in the book, that being the Fellowship of the Ring.

    Hauntingly beautiful, as the Middle Earth version of a hymn to the Blessed Mother should be.

    Ravishingly well done and aesthetically stunning.

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    Re: JRR Tolkien (RIP) Singing Namárië
    « Reply #7 on: August 09, 2021, 01:46:07 PM »
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  • The cadence is definitely either directly from a liturgical chant form or based there on.
    Very interesting!
    Definitely, sounds a lot like Gregorian chorals!


    Interesting to hear Tolkien sing in a language invented (or derived) by himself.