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    • Order numbers: AM 89-010
      Hal Leonard # 4000201
    • Instrumentation: wind orchestra
    • Duration: 5'30
    • Grade: 2+
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    HobbitsDanceandHymn.mp3

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Hobbits Dance & Hymn

Johan de Meij /Arr: Paul Lavender
 
 

Johan de Meij’s first symphony THE LORD OF THE RINGS is based on the trilogy of that name by J.R.R. Tolkien. This book has fascinated many millions of readers since its publication in 1955. The symphony consists of five separate movements, each illustrating a personage or an important episode from the book.

The movements are:
I. GANDALF (The Wizard)
II. LOTHLORIEN (The Elvenwood)
III. GOLLUM (Sméagol
IV. JOURNEY IN THE DARK
a. The Mines of Moria
b. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm
V. HOBBITS

The symphony was written in the period between March 1984 and December 1987, and had its première in Brussels on 15th March 1988, performed by the “Groot Harmonie-orkest van de Gidsen” under the baton of Norbert Nozy. In 1989, The Symphony THE LORD OF THE RINGS was awarded a first prize in the Sudler International Wind Band Composition Competition in Chicago, and a year later, the symphony was awarded by the Dutch Composers Fund.

In 2001, the orchestral version was premiered by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.

In this edition, Paul Lavender has masterfully condensed and arranged two of the themes into a practical concert version, written at a level and instrumentation to work within the reach of most bands.

Instrumentation
4 - FLUTE 1
4 - FLUTE 2
2 - OBOE
2 - BASSOON

4 - Bb CLARINET 1
4 - Bb CLARINET 2
4 - Bb CLARINET 3
1 - Bb BASS CLARINET

2 - Eb ALTO SAXOPHONE 1
2 - Eb ALTO SAXOPHONE 2
2 - Bb TENOR SAXOPHONE
1 - Eb BARITONE SAXOPHONE

4 - BbTRUMPET 1
4 - BbTRUMPET 2
4 - F HORN

4 - TROMBONE (C)
2 - BARITONE B.C. (C)
2 - BARITONE T.C. (Bb)
4 - TUBA (C)
1 - STRING BASS

2 - PERCUSSION 1
2 - PERCUSSION 2
2 - MALLET PERCUSSION
1 - TIMPANI

Additional Parts (for European Countries Only)
4 - Eb HORN
4 - Bb TROMBONE (T.C. & B.C.)
2 - Bb BARITONE/EUPH. (B.C.)
2 - Eb BASS TUBA (T.C. & B.C.)
3 - Bb BASS TUBA (T.C. & B.C.)

Program Notes © 2006 Amstel Music–Amsterdam/The Netherlands