top of page

J.R.R Tolkien Reads the Ride of the Rohirrim

J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien

The pure joy of listening to a beloved author read from his/her own worlds is electric!

So we have below a refound recording of Tolkien reading from his work "the Ride of the Rohirrim"

"Tolkien reads the Ride of the Rohirrim. The original version of this/the channel that originally posted this video seems to no longer exist, so I am reposting it here for all to enjoy! I would give them credit if I could. If anyone knows them, let me know!" from video introduction

Here is a link that has other voice recordings: Index:Audio recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien and the Tape Recorder

"December 31, 2013

Having read some erroneous comments online about Tolkien’s use and ownership of tape recorders, Christina reviewed the ‘Recordings’ essay in our J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, as well as related information in other parts of the Reader’s Guide and Chronology volumes. But the comments quickly disappeared (at least, we now can’t find them*), and since Christina had done so much work, we decided to turn what could have been the basis of a reply into a blog post. Most of this material is in the Companion and Guide, but consolidated and with some further information added.

Old reel-to-reel tape recorder
Old reel-to-reel tape recorder

In late August 1952†, while Tolkien was staying with his friends George and Moira Sayer in Malvern, his hosts produced a tape recorder‡ to amuse him. According to Sayer, Tolkien ‘had never seen one before’ – these were very early days for portable, consumer-level magnetic tape recorders in Britain – ‘and said whimsically that he ought to cast out any devil that might be in it by recording a prayer, the Lord’s Prayer in Gothic. He was delighted when I played it back to him and asked if he.." from the article: Tolkien and the Tape Recorder

1 view0 comments
bottom of page