24104Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien and Musical Parody
- Feb 6, 2013"Ellen Denham" <carnimiriel@...> wrote:
> I'm currently pursing a doctorate in music and recently wrote a paperYou're talking about Tolkien writing poems to fit pre-existing tunes? As
> about Goethe and Schubert's relationship (or lack thereof) that dealt
> with, among other things, the subject of musical parody, e.g., writing a
> poem to the melodic form of another. I kept thinking how Tolkien did
> this as well, such as the "Old Troll" song going to the tune of "The Fox
> Went Out on a Chilly Night."
> Can anyone point me to sources about Tolkienand musical parody? I know
> I've read at least a mention of this, but my Tolkien books are in
> Indianapolis and I am in Urbana.
opposed to other people writing song lyrics about Tolkien to pre-existing
tunes? I briefly discussed this in regard to the Troll song in my paper on
"Liquid Tolkien" in Brad Eden's _Middle-Earth Minstrel_. What I did not
mention was that some of the poems in "Songs for the Philologists" specify
folk tunes that they are to be sung to.
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