Thuringwethil Romantická I. věk Epická


Falešné společenstvo Composed 2014 - 2015 Recorded 2016


foto: Jana Syrovátková

'Thuringwethil I am, who cast
a shadow o'er the face aghast
of the sallow moon in the doomed land
of shivering Beleriand.' - JRRT

Thuringwethil (translated as "Woman of the Secret Shadow") was a vampire with iron claws, flying as a messenger between Sauron and Melkor. Because of her ability to take vampire form, she is often considered to be a Maia. She is the only named vampire in Middle-Earth.

Lúthien takes her shaping cloak, maybe takes her life, and then even takes her shape. Flittering in her vampiric disguise above Beren changed to a werewolf, they reach Melkor's throne. Lúthien names her own name, through her power of her singing puts the whole court to sleep - and springs into the air again, spreading her cloak over Melkor's face. Dark lord, relieved of the burden of his crown, falls asleep for a while, and Beren can capture one of the three Silmarils, the one, that will be taken to skies by Eärendil later.

We were influenced by one Spanish text (read using Google Translate), interpretting Thuringwethil as a seducing woman from shadows, a dark analog of Lúthien. Two tragical characters, both giving rise to desire and doom, finally melt into one. Lúthien with vampire wings deceives the master of deception, triumphs for a while, so that she later, as the only one of Eldar, dies.

Vilém Maršík

You thirst for blood,
your lips glow hot with desire,
and many a young man
is ought to become your dishes.

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

Alžběta Kadlecová, Jana Syrovátková, Hana Soukupová

Author of lyrics

Vilém Maršík, Jana Syrovátková


Music: Alžběta Kadlecová, Jana Syrovátková, Hana Soukupová, lyrics: Vilém Maršík, Jana Syrovátková
Recorded in JM Studio ( in May and June 2016
Song cycle: Beren and Lúthien
classical guitar, steel-string guitar: Vojtěch Domin
flute: Jana Syrovátková
choir: Jana Pažoutová, Eliška Nejedlá, Daniela Binderová, Blanka Janovská, Vojtěch Domin, Petr Bohdan, Ondřej Janovský, Alžběta Kadlecová
guitar arrangement: Vojtěch Domin
mix and mastering: Vlastimil Červenka