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The Mirror of Galadriel

By Daniel McCarthy

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Chamber Ensemble Solo Piano (piano) - medium difficult
Composed by Daniel McCarthy. Duration 2:10. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.08480).

Item Number: CN.08480

Extracted from Time Out of Mind: Six Tales of Middle Earth, this movement has been arranged so that it is performable by a high school pianist.

This single movement work is a transcription of a movement from the multi-movement work, "Time Out of Mind: Six Tales of Middle Earth. It has been arranged so that it is performable by a high school pianist. Commissioned by The Cleveland Composers Guild for The Cleveland Music School Settlement. This movement depicts one of the many important events from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of The Ring" from the Epoc trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." The Fellowship has wandered into the realm of the Elves and the Elven Queen Galadriel. The queen was known to be beautiful and terrible. Uninvited guests in this land where never seen again. But knowing the importance of the Fellowship and the burden carried by Frodo, the queen welcomed all, Dwarf, Man, Hobbit and Wizard. Galadriel invited Frodo to her side during the deep of night, to look inside a pool of water. This, the "Mirror of Galadriel," would show all who gazed into it, things that were, things that are, and things that would be. One would look into this pool at his or her own peril, for it took great wisdom to interpret what one saw, for the images could be very deceiving.

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