Dívčí příběh Milostná Parodická Elfská I. věk Epická

(The Story of a Maid)

Falešné společenstvo Composed 2015 Recorded 26.11.2017


foto: Michal Kára

The text of "The Story of a Maid" came to me as a surprise. I originally intended to write a song about Beren to show his heroic qualities, but after sitting on it for a month I started to contemplate what constitutes a hero and, more importantly, why was Lúthien attracted to him in the first place.

My own experience with love came in and a slightly non-canonic poem covering the meeting of Beren and Lúthien and their reception at the elvish court was finished within an hour. This being my first song I originally gave it a grave serious (and boring) melody, but fortunately, I asked Hana Soukupova for help with the music and she could detach enough to give the song a pleasant parodic feel instead.

Alzbeta Kadlecova

Tinúviel, gracious Dancer,
the moment I saw the radiance of your eyes,
my heart aches, my world revolves,
I wish for you to be mine forever.

Beren and Lúthien Song Cycle

(contains 24 songs, of which 20 on CD Beren and Lúthien, 2 only here on the website Songs of Middle-earth, 2 not yet recorded)


Author of music

Hana Soukupová, Alžběta Kadlecová

Author of lyrics

Alžběta Kadlecová


Music: Hana Soukupová, Alžběta Kadlecová, lyrics: Alžběta Kadlecová
Recorded in JM Studio (www.hudebnistudio.cz) on 26.11.2017
Song cycle: Beren and Lúthien
classical and steel-string guitar: Vojtěch Domin (Bardě)
violoncello: Alžběta Kadlecová (Bětka)
solo narrator, choir: Eliška Nejedlá (Elsa)
solo Beren: Petr Bohdan (Bóža)
solo Thingol, choir: David Beneš (Lokýt)
choir: Daniela Binderová, Vojtěch Domin (Bardě), Jana Pažoutová, Alžběta Kadlecová (Bětka)

instrumental arrangement: Alžběta Kadlecová (Bětka), Hana Soukupová, Vojtěch Domin (Bardě)
mix and mastering: Vlastimil Červenka