The Lord of the Rings : volume 1 / John Sangster.
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||Lord of the Rings for jazz ensemble — Volume 1
Recorded/performed at: Sydney studios of EMI
|John Sangster||John Sangster||1 hours, 40 mins, 9 sec.||Buy as MP3|
Two CDs for the price of one!
"If you want a musical autobiography, it's all there in the Lord of the Rings albums. A crazed montage of all the jazz (and other) idioms I've been involved with during my life. All the musics I love are in there; some plainly stated, some distorted and disguised a little bit the way memories sometimes go."
(John Sangster, 'Seeing the Rafters')
Not to be confused with Howard Shore's music to the award-winning films, this trilogy is wholly Australian and was released on three double-LP sets by EMI in the late 1970s and have been unavailable for many years. Sangster's complete Lord of the Rings trilogy, together with an equally rare fourth double-LP set, Landscapes of Middle Earth, has been carefully restored.
Written by the noted Australian jazz and film composer John Sangster, the series remains a highly ambitious and epic production. From trad jazz to film-like music, there's something on this special double CD for everyone. Plus there's extras galore for collectors including the original LP artwork (computer PDF files) and rare video footage of John Sangster in action.
So ... having read the book, visited the Ring website, and seen the film trilogy, you can now hear the jazz music: an essential album for any Australian jazz or indeed Tolkien fan.
Duration: 111 min.
Contents note: CD 1: Off to adventures -- Legolas: elf -- Gandalf the white -- Elvish dance -- Nazgul -- Sam the man -- The ride of the rohirrim -- Glad'riel -- Elvish tea-party -- Orcs -- Blues for Boromir -- Uncle Gandalf needs you! -- Ents and entwives -- CD 2: The great battle -- Vale the oden -- Three cheers for Smeagol -- Bilbo's birthday party -- The grey heavens.
Re-mastered from original LP recordings.
Performers: Bob Barnard (trumpet) ; Alan Nash (trumpet and flugel-horn) ; Bob McIvor (trombone) ; Ken Herron (trombone) ; Bill Motzing (trombone) ; Arthur Hubbard (tuba) ; Harry Kirby (violin) ; Della Woods (violin) ; Irene Morozov (viola) ; Nathan Waks (violoncello) ; John McCarthy (clarinet) ; Graeme Lyall (saxophones) ; Errol Buddle (oboe, flute and saxophones) ; Tony Buchanan (clarinets and saxophones) ; Col Evans (piccolo) ; Len Barnard (drums and percussion) ; George Thompson (acoustic and electric basses) ; Col Nolan (pianos and electric harpsichord) ; Ian Bloxsom (percussion) ; John Sangster (percussion).
Capture session: All tracks (except Kaffir song) recorded in the Sydney studios of EMI.
CDs also include Quicktime video footage of Kaffir song.
Liner notes include brief programme notes and further notes by the composer.
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