The "Old" Hobbit Music for a BBC Radio Series
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The following is some details from the radio series of the Hobbit. David Cain wrote the music, and Munrow and his consort performed it.
I had contact with Cain a long time ago. He claimed that David Munrow nearly killed himself on a dish of curry! RS
Music by David Cain/Ref source Discogs
- David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London play music by David Cain
- The Hobbit - Hajji Baba - The Jew of Malta - Much ado about nothing
The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
BBC records REC 91S [LP]
- David Cain: The Hobbit
- Opening And Bilbo's Theme
- Elves' Dances
- Bilbo's Lullaby
- Fanfare And Dance In Esgaroth
- Zeenab And Hajji
- Brigands' Song
- In Teheran
- Hajji's Dance
- Love Is No Rare Commodity
- I Weighed Thy Beauty
- King Hajji
- Night On The Canal
- The Market
- Come Live With Me
- Bellimira's Revels
- The Monastery
- The Wars
- Beatrices' Theme
- The Woman Who Embraces
- Sigh No More Ladies
- Requiem For Hero
- Strike Up, Pipers
James Morier (t) / David Cain (m): Hajji Baba
Christopher Marlowe (t) / David Cain (m): The Jew of Malta
William Shakespeare (t) / David Cain (m): Much ado about nothing
Playing time: ??' ??"
The Early Music Consort of London:
David Munrow (recorders, crumhorns, alto shawm, tenor shawm, chinese shawms, soprano gemshorn, bass racket, bass sordun, tenor dulcian, transverse flute, notch flute, rauschpfeiffe), Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord, harp, organ), Oliver Brookes (bass viol, violone, bass crumhorn), James Tyler (lute, cittern, treble viol, tenor viols), Michael Laird (cornetto, piccolo trumpet, D trumpet), Roger Brenner (alto sackbut, tenor sackbut), Barry Quinn (percussion), Eric Allen (percussion), Dennis Clift (trumpet), Dennis Nisbett (teble vol), James Bowman (counter-tenor), Martyn Hill (tenor)
David Munrow, dir.
Recording site and date:
BBC Radiophonic Studio, London, England [1971 or prior];
This LP has been re-edited with other works by David Cain in a 5 CD set or cassettes box, see: BBC records ZBBC 1925
- BBC records ISBN 0-563-38999-0 [CDx5] J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit - Music by David Cain.
From owned LP; originally identified by Jane Pattle, then content later kindly provided by Steven McCann. Information about the compilation from David Cain.
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