was born in London,
lived for a time in Ireland
and later relocated to Wales
where he still works and lives.
He composed several works
based on JRR Tolkien writings.
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Interview with Paul Corfield Godfrey,
composer of the Silmarillion Opera-cycle
Paul Corfield Godfrey has written
a large number of works based on Tolkien,
the most significant of which is
the four-evening cycle on The Silmarillion
but also including three operas
based on The Lord of the Rings:
Tom Bombadil (one act),
The Black Gate is closed (three acts)
and The Grey Havens.
as well as several sets of songs.
His third symphony, Ainulindalë,
is based on the opening chapter
of The Silmarillion,
and there is a half-hour setting
of The Lay of Eärendil
based on Bilbo’s song at Rivendell.