The Mirror of Galadriel
Daniel W. McCarthy
About this work:
This single movement work is a transcription of a movement from the multi-movement work, "Time Out of Mind: Six Tales of Middle Earth. It has been arranged so that it is performanble by a high school pianist. Commissioned by The Cleveland Composers Guild for The Cleveland Music School Settlement.
This movement depicts one of the many
important events from J.R.R. Tolkien's
"The Fellowship of The Ring" from the
Epoc trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings."
The Fellowship has wandered into the
realm of the Elves and the Elven Queen
Galadriel. The queen was known to be
beautiful and terrible. Uninvited guests
in this land where never seen again.
But knowing the importance of the Fellowship
and the burden carried by Frodo, the queen
welcomed all, Dwarf, Man, Hobbit and Wizard.
Galadriel invited Frodo to her side during the
deep of night, to look inside a pool of water.
This, the "Mirror of Galadriel," would show all
who gazed into it, things that were, things that are,
and things that would be. One would look into
this pool at his or her own peril, for it took great
wisedom to interpret what one saw, for the images
could be very deceiving.
Year composed: 2003
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Piano
Instrumentation: ,1 Piano soloist(s)
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