J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit - Music by David Cain
Various artists with The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
BBC records ISBN 0-563-55832-6 [2 double Cassettes]
BBC records ISBN 0-563-55787-7 [2 double Cassettes (Gift Box)]
BBC records ISBN 0-563-38999-0 [CDx5]


    David Cain (m) / J.R.R. Tolkien (t): The Hobbit
  1. I. An uxpected party
  2. II. Out of the frying pan into the fire
  3. III. Riddle in the dark
  4. IV. Strange lodgings
  5. V. Barrels out of bound
  6. VI. A warm welcome
  7. VII. The gathering of the clouds
  8. VIII. The clouds burst

Playing time: (27' 17" + 27' 37") + (26' 19" + 26' 27") + (26' 19" + 26' 22") + (26' 40" + 26' 37") = 3h 33' 38"

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 [09-11/1968]

This 5 CD set or 4 cassettes box seem abridged in BBC records REC 91S [LP] David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London play music by David Cain. Also BBC records ZBBC 1925 [CDx5] Music by David Cain.

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Information from owned cassettes edition. For excerpts, LP was originally identified by Jane Pattle and content later kindly provided by Steven McCann. The information about the CD/Cassettes re-edition provided by David Cain.

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