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Printed score for Paul Corfield Godfrey's Three Romances for Violin and Harp (Op. 40).


A4 Size, 9 Pages.


This work written in 1981 for violin and harp is drawn from sketches made in the 1970s for a then unfinished series of music dramas based on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. In 2000 an alternative version was prepared for oboe and piano.

The first movement originated in a setting of the Eagle’s song of victory in The Return of the King

The second and third movements derive from settings of The Hobbit, and both are drawn from the final act of the opera Fire and Water.  The second movement is a rather free arrangement of an interlude in the final act following the death of Thorin Oakenshield, and takes shape as a lament and funeral march. 


The third movement is a transcription of the closing scene of the opera, with Bilbo’s song Roads go ever on and on followed by the music that accompanies his return to the Shire and a peaceful conclusion.

Three Romances for Violin and Harp (Op. 40) Score

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