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Shire Songbook  by Lindelea 3 Review(s)
Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 12 on 11/15/2005
Oh, Lindelea! Did you make up all those tunes too? I've written fifty-some lullabies and about seven "mock" folk songs, not counting the special songs I love to write for fanfic...and sometimes give away! :-) But none as good as any of these! Perhaps I ought to learn to do the midis and stuff and do my own LOTR songbook. It would allow everyone to hear the tunes that way. Thank you for sharing, and I hope there are more to come! Namarie, and God bless,

Author Reply: You've written fifty-some lullabies? Lovely! I do hope you learn to do the midis and make your own LOTR songbook.

The program I use for putting music in the computer is Noteworthy Composer. (You can find it online through google.) Though it is only about $40, it does just about everything I need it to do.

Thankfully, a friend of dh's lets me stash the midi files in a corner of his website. Someday I hope to have a working website of my own, though.

God bless you too.

InklingReviewed Chapter: 12 on 3/17/2005
Very haunting. You're right, it was a bit tricky to fit words to music but I finally got the hang of it. I loved the first line. Also, oddly enough, I loved this: "...the rustling of the wind in the wood, as it finds its way round the limbs and through the leaves..."

Author Reply: Thanks! The melody is actually an echo of a song I learned long ago, while canoe-camping in the wilderness on the border of Minnesota and Canada. The only bit I remember from that song was "Tuck a cloud up under my chin. Lord, blow the moon out, please!"

RogerGamgeeReviewed Chapter: 12 on 12/28/2004
That was absolutely beautiful, Lindelea. I remember hearing Pippin's song in Denethor's hall (ROTK), and being amazed that Billy Boyd himself wrote the melody that was used in that scene. Trust the Tooks to be such geniuses of music!

Roger Gamgee

Author Reply: Thank you!

Billy Boyd wrote that haunting melody? My goodness!

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