In Tauremornalómë Teskná Píseň entů III. věk

Composed 2000 Recorded 2-11.2019


“Those were the broad days! Time was when I could walk and sing all day and hear no more than the echo of my own voice in the hollow hills. The woods were like the woods of Lothlórien, only thicker, stronger, younger. And the smell of the air! I used to spend a week just breathing”. These are the words uttered by Treebeard just before chanting a special song to Merry and Pippin. The song is basically Treebeard’s nostalgic recollection of a happy past and his bitter awareness that his memories are unfortunately bound to be lost in time as “the years lie thicker than the leaves”.

This is one of my favourite passages from The Lord of the Rings as well as an inspiring source for the title of my album. The sound of the birds chirping that is heard in the first part of my song was recorded on the Euganian Hills in the early afternoon on a sunny spring day. 

Illustration: John Howe, Treebeard


In Tauremornalómë

In the green glades of Tasarinan
I strolled in the Spring.
What a wonderful sight in the Spring in Nan-tasarion!
And my land was so good.

I meandered in Summer in the forest of Ossiriand.
Ah! the sounds and the echoes in the Summer
By the winding rivers of Ossir!
And my land was the best.

To the seacoast of Neldoreth I wandered in the Autumn.
Ah! the evening light and the whispering leaves
This is Autumn in Taur-na-neldor!
It was more than I could desire.

To the pine forest in Dorthonion I walked in the Winter.
Ah! the howling wind and the old frosty branches
It's Winter in Orod-na-Thôn!
My voice boomed out for joy in the sky.

But now all those moments are lost memories,
As I roam in Aldalómë, in Tauremorna, in Ambaróna,
In my homeland, in the forest of Fangorn,

Where the trees are strong,
And the years go by like the falling leaves
In Tauremornalómë.


Author of song

Glindar Glindar


Glindar - voice, guitar, koshi
Sandra Mrozowska - violin

From Echoes from Middle-Earth
released 4th November 2019