Návrat do Menegrothu Veselá Romantická I. věk Epická

(The Return to Menegroth)

Falešné společenstvo Composed 2015 Recorded 2016


foto: Michal Kára

Lúthien and Beren arrive on eagles' wings at the border of Doriath, and once again appear before king Thingol and queen Melian. The task has been fulfilled - Silmaril is indeed in Beren's hand right now. It's just a small, insignificant detail, that the very same hand is in the intestines of Morgoth's werewolf... But, will Thingol also adopt this point of view? Will he grant Beren the "hand" of Lúthien? 

This funny song has the answer, involving greying hair, spiteful neighborly relations, and a daughter kindly reminding her father that, by now, she's been a grown-up for several millennia ;)

This song has been called tentatively "Menegroth II", while the "Jewel for jewel" song was "Menegroth I". As is often the case in musical drama, they refer to each other with similar musical motives, depicting almost the same situation - Lúthien and Beren before Thingol's throne - except much has happened in-between. Though both songs came out very well, the author's own opinion is very modest. "Routine. We needed to plug that hole, so I wrote something, never mind muses," she said.

Elsa and Hanka, (translation and editing Alžběta Kadlecová)


‘Tis not my fault that you forbode us to go!
Your symphaties are really limited.
For I am adult now, don’t you see,
now and for few thousand years…

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

Author of lyrics

Hana Soukupová, Daniela Binderová


Music: Hana Soukupová, lyrics: Hana Soukupová, Daniela Binderová
Recorded in JM Studio (www.hudebnistudio.cz) in October and November 2016
Song cycle: Beren and Lúthien
steel-string guitar, classical guitar: Vojtěch Domin
mandolin: Vojtěch Domin
keyboard (strings, viola): Eliška Nejedlá
solo voice Thingol + scenes: Ondřej Janovský
solo voice Lúthien + scenes: Blanka Janovská
solo voice Beren: Petr Bohdan
solo voice Melian + recitative: Daniela Binderová
tambourine, triangle: Eliška Nejedlá
guitar and mandolin arrangement: Vojtěch Domin
keyboard arrangement: Eliška Nejedlá
mix and mastering: Vlastimil Červenka