Ballad of Aiglos - Live at NY Tolkien Conference

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A FREE live song from the archives!

Ballad of Aiglos recorded live at the New York Tolkien Conference, July 16, 2015. An excerpt from the program describing the performance:

"Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium through word and song, “The Minstrel & The Scholar: A Sub-Creative Song” will combine music performed live by the Lonely Mountain Band with readings and lecture by Dr. Corey Olsen. This unique and intimate presentation will let the conference attendees experience and celebrate portions of Tolkien’s lore through a vibrant blend of spoken word and music, hearkening back to the role of the the storyteller and minstrels of old."

To read more about this event from 2015 click here: newyorktolkienconference.com/2015/05/18/conference-update-new-speakers-the-minstrel-the-scholar-performance/

lyrics

In the hands of the last high king
among exiles of middle-earth
From the sea to the mountains I carved a free path
after the War of Wrath

The first to distrust the deciever of men
my wise master a radiant star
Alone of Eldar forbid Annatar
Wise king lose not thy grip on me

For my blade more pure than snowfall
and my sting is keener than ice
hold me fast among thine enemies
For I am the Spear - cold Aiglos

I saw Westernesse fall beneath the wave
and the last of the faithful sail forth
With Gondor and Arnor I joined in the war
a last alliance of elves and men

I bring cold death to Orc and Goblin
From the gathering at Amon Sul
We saw victory's ransom on the battle plain
Seven years of siege at dark tower

For my blade more pure than snowfall
and my sting is keener than ice
hold me fast among thine enemies
For I am the Spear - cold Aiglos

In the hands of the last high king
among brave Dwarves, Elves and Men
Though against me, none could withstand
I fell from Gil-galad's hand

For my blade was brighter than snowfall
and my sting was keener than ice
he held me fast among his enemies
For I am the Spear - cold Aiglos

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released February 4, 2017

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Lonely Mountain Band New York, New York

"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama..."
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, from a letter written to Milton Waldman, ca. 1951 —
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