An Evening in Rivendell

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An Evening in Rivendell
An evening in rivendell albumcover.jpg
Studio album by The Tolkien Ensemble
Released 30 September 1997
Recorded 1997
Studio Focus Recording, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Classical
Length 67:49
Label Classico
Producer Morten Ryelund Sørensen
The Tolkien Ensemble chronology
An Evening in Rivendell
A Night in Rivendell

An Evening in Rivendell is the first album by the Danish group The Tolkien Ensemble. It features songs composed to the lyrics found in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and forms the first part of what was to become a complete musical interpretation of all lyrics in the book.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Verse of the Rings" Caspar Reiff 4.06
2. "The Old Walking Song, The Road..." Caspar Reiff 4.58
3. "Tom Bombadil's Song, Hey dol! Merry dol!" Peter Hall 5.40
4. "There is an inn, a merry old inn..." Caspar Reiff and Peter Hall 4.58
5. "Song of Beren and Lúthien" Caspar Reiff 7.59
6. "Galadriel's Song of Eldamar, I sang of leaves" Caspar Reiff 6.23
7. "Elven Hymn to Elbereth Gilthoniel, Snow-white! Snow-white!" Caspar Reiff 5.31
8. "The Ent and the Ent-wife" Caspar Reiff 7.45
9. "Sam's Rhyme of the Troll" Peter Hall 5.19
10. "Galadriel's Song of Eldamar, Ai! Laurië lantar..." Caspar Reiff 6.10
11. "Sam's Song in the Orc-tower" Caspar Reiff and Peter Hall 5.20
12. "The Old Walking Song, The Road...,Reprise" Caspar Reiff 2.41


  • Peter Hall - vocal, guitar, harmonica, penny-whistle, Frodo, Sam and Tom Bombadil
  • Caspar Reiff - guitar
  • Morten Ryelund Sørensen - violin
  • Øyvind Ougaard - Accordion
  • Morten Ernst Lassen - Aragorn
  • Signe Asmussen - Galadriel and Ent-wife
  • Mads Thiemann - Bilbo and Ent
  • Ole Jegindø Norup - Gildor
  • Melene Nordtorp - Goldberry
  • Torben H. S. Svendsen - double-bass
  • Peter Halaburt - oboe
  • Jesper Korneliussen - Vibraphone, Marimba, bells and chimes
  • Mette Tjærby - violin
  • Anne Eltard - folk-violin
  • Tom McEwan - percussion, spoons and dishes
  • Maria Boelskov - harp
  • Michael Friis - bass
  • Berit Johanson - piano
  • Nina Reintoft - cello
  • The Commotio quartet: Morten Ryelund, Mette Tjærby, Jørgen Eyvind Hansen and Nina Reintoft
  • Male choir: Steffen Bruun, Johnny Johansen, Anders Holte, Björn Tengstrand, Frank Sylvan, Morten Clausen, Jacob Ægidius, Morten Ryelund Sørensen, Torben Eskildsen and Caspar Reiff


  • Musical Director: Morten Ryelund Sørensen
  • Producers: Caspar Reiff, Peter Hall and Morten Ryelund Sørensen
  • Engineering: Hans Nielsen and Saqib
  • Cover Illustration: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Cover Design: Dan Eggers and Connie B. Berentzen

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