Tolkien’s Overture – Coda (Epilogue)

*** Visit TolkiensOverture.com to download a free electronic copy of the book *** Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Code (Epilogue) Music is Middle-earth’s Reality Drawing “Straight” with Crooked Lines Musical Design / Is Music the Mind of God? The Orchestration of History Musical Reality Creation as Sacred Action Beyond the Walls of the World […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Ch7 – Musical Mathoms

*** Visit TolkiensOverture.com to download a free electronic copy of the book *** Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Chapter Seven: Musical Mathoms Of the Beginning of Days and the Two Trees Of Elves and Men Of Dwarves and Ents The Teleri Thingol and Melian The Music of Elves in the Third Age The Music […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Ch6 – Tom Bombadil, the Musical Master

*** Visit TolkiensOverture.com to download a free electronic copy of the book *** Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Chapter Six: Tom Bombadil, the Musical Master The Music of the Master Concerning Old Man Willow Tom’s “Bat-Signal” Tom vs. Sauron’s Ring Thanks again you for your interest in this free audio recording of Tolkien’s Overture. To […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Ch5 – Lúthien, Mighty in Song

*** Visit TolkiensOverture.com to download a free electronic copy of the book *** Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Chapter Five: Lúthien, Mighty in Song The Meeting of Beren and Lúthien The Breaking of Sauron’s Dungeon Invading Angband Lúthien’s Plea Thanks again you for your interest in this free audio recording of Tolkien’s Overture. To get […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Ch4 – Ulmo, Lord of Water and Music

*** Visit TolkiensOverture.com to download a free electronic copy of the book *** Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Chapter Four: Ulmo, Lord of Water and Music Ulmo’s Presence Ulmo and the Coming of the Elves The Founding of Nargothrond and Gondolin A Land of Music The Destruction of Gondolin Thanks again you for your […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Ch3 – The Reality

*** Visit TolkiensOverture.com to download a free electronic copy of the book *** Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Chapter Three: The Reality The World That Is The Descent of the Valar The Mission of the Valar The Valar Incarnate The Descent of Melkor Thanks again you for your interest in this free […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Ch2 – The Vision

Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Chapter Two: The Vision The Irony of Discord The Fear of the Ainur Melkor’s Shame Sound Becomes Vision The Nature of the Vision Perspectives and Vantage Points Ilúvatar’s Secret A Home for Ilúvatar’s Children Melkor’s Feigned Concern The Sound of the Sea Manwë, Ulmo, and Aulë Ulmo […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Ch1 – The Music

Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Chapter One: The Music Does Ainulindalë Have a Plot? Teaching the Ainur to Play The First Theme Melkor’s Movement The Second Theme The Third Theme The Beauty of Sorrow A Violent Unity The Music Ends Thanks again you for your interest in this free audio recording of […]

Tolkien’s Overture – Introduction

Tolkien’s Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur Introduction Originally published in 1977, “Ainulindalë” is the creation story of Middle-earth. In Tolkien’s Overture, John Carswell conducts a close reading of “Ainulindalë”, and then goes on to explore the role of music in Middle-earth’s history. For more information (including paperback and electronic copies of the book), […]