Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tolkien Linguist in St. Louis

Riverfront Timesspeaks with Paul Hahn, who helped prepare the St. Louis Symphony Chorus' pronunciation for this weekend's performance on the LOTR Symphony.

Choice quote:

What does the ring’s leitmotif sound like? 
[after whistling the piece] I read somewhere the composer has it rising-falling, as if it were breath because he wanted to convey that the ring was a living thing.”

Gee, wonder where he got that! :)

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