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Old 11-15-2020, 04:17 PM   #352
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I was waiting to have something to contribute before replying, but it's been days and I'm still at the starting block. RL has been making it hard to concentrate on musical creativity. And then when I did get to it and wrote Finrod's opening stanza, it came out too neurotic, too much like the pulsating anger from Oath or PTSD-Beren from Meeting, and I think I will scrap that and redo from scratch. So, basically, nothing to contribute.

Originally Posted by Huinesoron View Post
I think I need to go back and rebalance the sound on all of them; I keep twitching whenever I hear snippets. I'll poke it at some point. (What do you think of song numbers in the titles, by the way?)
As far as the principal, I do not feel strongly either way. In terms of practicality - so long as you don't mind redoing all of them if for whatever reason the numbering system changes by splitting or combining songs somewhere in the beginning of the musical... So no real objections, just a caution.

Originally Posted by Hui
Possibilities: "May it not be yours, by Eru's kindness"? Except the point is that it is theirs. House Finarfin have always been trapped by their luxuries - they were the ones who responded to Feanor's "Say farewell to your treasures! More still shall we make" with, "Nah, we'll just bring them along."

Originally Posted by Hui
"May you not feel yours, by Eru's kindness" could work, linking back to fetters but also, uh, making sense. I'll put that in for now.
I like that!

Originally Posted by Hui
Finwe, Fingon, Finrod, and Findis are offended by that. -_-
Gruffo, Buffo, Bungo, Bosco, Basso, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur just laughed into their tea saucers.

You know, with the Hobbit movie trilogy being a recent topic of discussion, this is a perfect set up for an alternative universe where the main enemy is none other than Bolg Boffin, and the big hero is Bregor Bolger.

Originally Posted by Hui
A rough scan shows it tied for third-most-recorded with Doriath, the Arrival in Nargothrond (???), and Truth. The Duel takes second place, while the Ballad to Amarie storms into the lead with !16! recordings. Though hilariously that's still barely more than half of the total (I count 27, not including ours). The least-sung is Wind, at only 5.

You're right that Oath is probably the most medley-able; the others are too complex, or (in the case of the Ballad), have different versions to complicate things.
Those numbers are surprising. I would not have expected Nargothrond to tie with Oath, no way. Well, I guess yes way, but I am surprised. Ballad makes sense though.
You passed from under darkened dome, you enter now the secret land. - Take me to Finrod's fabled home!... ~ Finrod: The Rock Opera
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