The Fellowship takes a musicological approach to imagine how the ancient cultures described by J.R.R. Tolkien might have sounded, performing on an all-acoustic array of ancient and modern instruments that includes harp, lute, hurdy-gurdy, krumhorn and gong. Their international cast of singers deliver stunning performances using dialects of Sindarin, Quenya, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English. Their songs are based on ancient composition techniques which can be at times delicate and at others, quite bombastic.
The album title, “IN ELVEN LANDS” is taken from the lyrics of their song “Beware The Wolf”:
…let us ride before the break of day
through woven woods in Elven lands
to find the starry-jeweled hand…
This digitally remastered Second Edition features previously unreleased material and several entirely new performances, including J.R.R. Tolkien’s original song “Namárië”, plus an entirely new song with lyrics by the noted Tolkien linguist Helge Kåre Fauskanger.
Digital album downloads include a fully illustrated 50-Page digital booklet with album notes and lyrics.
1. Tîr Im
2. The Longbottom Leaf
3. The Silver Bowl
4. The Man in the Moon
5. A Verse to Elbereth Gilthóniel
6. Elo Elleth
7. Beware the Wolf
8. Oromë: Lord of the Hunt
9. Creation Hymn
11. Elechoi Mirnu Aglaron
12. When Dûrin Woke
13. Eala Earendel
15. The Battle of Evermore
16. The Blood of Kings
17. Canticle to Elbereth Gilthóniel
18. The Evening Star
19. Terra Beata