Music Appreciation: Symphony No. 1 “The Lord of the Rings” (I. Gandalf) by Johan de Meij

Lori Archer Sutherland

Lori Archer Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She composes, performs, and teaches clarinet. She plays bass clarinet with the Crystal Lake Community Band and the Woodstock City Band, clarinet with Winds Off the Lake Woodwind Quintet, and is the founder and organizer of the Knock on Wood Clarinet Choir, where she plays an even bigger clarinet. Check out her site and podcast at tonaldiversions.com

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  1. August 27, 2017

    […] an extended tour with the band through Middle-earth, I thought it would be nice to change gears and listen to some choral music. Up next is “She […]

  2. August 27, 2017

    […] tuned as I continue with my series on de Meij’s “Lord of the Rings” symphony (see, this post did have something to do with it, albeit […]

  3. August 30, 2017

    […] pounding on every beat and swirls of sound from the woodwinds. At 5:37 we hear a callback to Gandalf’s movement via the punctuated chords in the horns This alternates with the horn call from earlier in this […]