Today, January 3, 2003, is the 111th birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien! Though we don’t have a party tree like Bilbo, we have put together our own little bit to commemorate this event… so, we’ve got a little present for everyone. We’ve put together an MP3 recording of J.R.R. Tolkien reading a poem he wrote called The Hoard. The music is part of a piece by Vangelis called Movement X from El Greco. Many have found it rather nice, and we pass it along to you.
CLICK HERE to download the MP3 (the file is about 4mb).
Happy Birthday, sir!
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