Welcome aboard! We are so happy to have you! We are in dire need of musicians and artists! I'm kind of on the fly this morning because I have to go to work today, but I did take a listen. I am no musician, by any means of the word, but personally I like it. Can you send over the words. I couldn't quite catch all of them due to computer glitches. When I have more time I will come back and listen to more of your music. Please do stay and help us. You are very talented!
Seems like we have the first song for the second movie. Themoment, maybe you can write the music for a song in Quenya called Yavanna's Song that's in the current script ? Only if you want of course. My own songwriting skills are not so good, I'm more into instrumental music.
I like the song too, but I feel that it would be best sung by a woman, perhaps a mezzo soprano? High sopranos tend to get a little to screechy for something so beautiful/tragic as the tale of Beren and Luthien.
Though perhaps if it stays in English it is best sung by an tenor or higher baritone.
I wish that I had full command of the Tolkien languages. I would definitely try my hand at writing a couple of Elvish songs.
Though I do volunteer myself if anyone needs a singer to work through songs.
I think that as we move deeper into this project and eventually begin to put some things together and see how they are going to look and sound that this is a very real possibility. I'm sure there will be songs and we will need your talent at working through them.
Here's an excerpt: So, what instruments are valid for use with the music of Middle-earth?
Voice is by far the most common musical instrument mentioned in the stories. Harp takes a distant second. In "The Hobbit" the Dwarves at Bilbo's house played, in addition to those, trumpets flutes reed woodwinds[*2] bowed stringed instruments in two sizes and a drum Bells are mentioned a few times in LOTR; unfortunately, the contexts don't specify whether they merely sounded a signal for a time/event, or were actually used to play melodies.
Most of these instruments are also found throughout Tolkien's stories. In any case, all of them are known to have been in use in medieval Europe. In my opinion it would not necessarily be stretching things to use an instrument of Middle-earth in ways Tolkien did not mention. But it might be presumptious to use instruments that he did not mention, especially ones that are not known to have existed in Gothic Europe.
Valor hidden is character-driven.
"Beyond the Circles of the World you shall not persue those who refuse you." --Hurin to Morgoth upon Thangorodrim
"We are Rangers. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge, and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One." -- Anla'shok creed