This song was composed right at the time we were beginning the History of Arda podcast.
Years ago, when I read Tolkien aloud to my friend, I would improvise tunes and sing all the songs in the book to her, often accompanied by piano. These were never planned in advance, and I enjoyed them for their spontaneity. This version of Galadriel's Song of Eldamar happened the same way. I turned on the recorder and just made up a tune as I was reading the song from 'The Lord of the Rings,' and I was happy enough with what happened in that first take that I layered a few more tracks over it for atmosphere, and ended up with what you have here. I offer it in gratitude for all the support I've had on this podcast this year.
My sincere thanks to Aric Blare for all the time he gave to working our way through the mythological portion of the Silmarillion, to Alex for going on the 'Rings of Power' journey with me, and to all of you for listening!
Namárië, my friends.
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