Catalogue > The Hobbit, op. 52a


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The Hobbit

The Hobbit
A Concert Overture for Orchestra
Date of composition 1967
Opus number 52a
Type of work Concert music
Duration 5½ mins
Musical forces Standard Orchestra: (2)/Harp (optional)/Strings
School Suitable for use in schools
Publisher Bardic Edition


The comparative brevity of this piece is a measure of the excellence of the writing and its success … a good opening to a programme without detracting from works of greater stature which may follow.

Reginald Redman, Bristol Evening Post, 19th December 1968

…it was very well orchestrated … The composer was enthusiastically applauded.

Christian Fackrell, Kentish Times, 7th February 1969

…this agreeable little piece, which catches much of the fantasy of the world of J. R. R. Tolkien…

Robert Harris, Richmond Times, 27th February 1970