Kdopak to přichází? Elfská I. věk Epická

(Who is Comming?)

Falešné společenstvo Composed 2015 Recorded 26.11.2017


foto: Silnar

Beren strides through the land, where a single arrow from one of the many hidden bows can kill him in a second. He raises his hand high with the ring and shouts who he is, and that he wants to be taken to the king. And when he stands before the Noldorian majesty, he presents an absolutely insane intention.

That he, a mortal man, wants to cut Fëanor's sanctified Silmaril from the crown of Morgoth himself, sitting between the steel walls of the impregnable Angband. He wants to reach this stone, which is followed in vain by a pack of not very friendly Fëanor's sons and many other powerful individuals, and bring this jewel to feet of King Thingol, living in a kingdom surrounded by a magical line, to give him his semi-divine daughter Lúthien, the most beautiful and noble creature among the elves, whom he saw dancing in the forest.

And instead of rolling his eyes, tapping his forehead and showing Beren a padded cell, Finrod is leaving everything behind, giving up his own crown and setting off on this expedition. Because he promised to help his friend and his entire generation whenever he asked for it. He goes, although he knows that this will be his last journey and that the overall hope for the success of the mission is, to put it mildly, scant. Doesn't that seem touching to you? Romantic? Unlike our world and our time?

Yeah, I like these absurd situations.

In this purely musical-like issue, I was inspired by several influences from Czech and foreign musicals and also by the film "The Mask of Zorro" (the "Spanish" interlude). The main music theme "Who's coming" came to me somewhere on the platform while waiting for the train. And I realized that it can be used as a leitmotif throughout the song and that it can be sung happily and sadly also - just depends on the expression and it can always sound completely different. And what only when the same theme is finally sung on just a little altered lyrics: “Who's leaving”… (In Czech langue, the two words for “coming” and “leaving” sound quite similar: “přichází – odchází”.)

I wrote “Who is Coming” in 2015 for “Beren and Lúthien” performance of “False Fellowship” band, which premiered at Tolkiencon in January 2016. The album was recorded in the same year, but this song did not fit on the CD. This was mainly due to the large casting and above-average timing. But it was recorded separately in 2017, and published immediately here, on the “Songs of Middle-Earth” web site, while the rest of the songs from the album were published here and made available for free download in 2022.



 To a friend I once gave my word,
To a friend that once saved me,
Every one of you must decide
If, or not, to follow with me his path now,
But I, I must depart at once.



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 song

Eliška Nejedlá Eliška Nejedlá


Music and lyrics: Eliška Nejedlá (Elsa)
Recorded in JM Studio (www.hudebnistudio.cz) on 26.11.2017
Song cycle: Beren and Lúthien
begleit guitars (classical and steel-string), solo classical guitar: Vojtěch Domin (Bardě)
violoncello: Alžběta Kadlecová (Bětka)
alto recorder: Lerin
solo Finrod: Vojtěch Domin (Bardě)
solo Beren: Petr Bohdan (Bóža)
solo Celegorm, choir: Vít Zelený
solo Curufin, choir: David Beneš (Lokýt)
vocals Elf 1, choir: Eliška Nejedlá (Elsa)
vocals Elf 2, choir: Daniela Binderová
vocals Elf 3, choir: Jana Pažoutová
vocals Elf 4, choir: Lerin
choir: Alžběta Kadlecová (Bětka)

accompaniment arrangement: Eliška Nejedlá (Elsa), Vojtěch Domin (Bardě)
vocal arrangement: Eliška Nejedlá (Elsa)
mix and mastering: Vlastimil Červenka