20 years ago David Arkenstone recorded Music Inspired by Middle Earth Vol. l. “As I’ve always been inspired by Tolkien’s books and his stories are still such a part of my life, I was excited to revisit this world again,” David says. The result is Music Inspired by Middle Earth Vol. lI.
“I treated the album as if I was composing the movie in my head I wanted to score,” continues David.
“There have been significant advancements in musical tools for the modern composer, so I was eager to explore orchestrating and performing the majority of the recording on my own. That, plus the notion that hopefully my skills have also improved over the years, led me here.”
The album is available on Bandcamp.
Here is the 2001 – and now classical – release: