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Elven Lullaby

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Hey Newgrounds :)


I've not really been to active here for a while. I've moved to Finland and I've been on a full-time integration course, as well as working with the orchestra in the city that I'm living in. I've not been working on much music, but I've neglected to upload the music that I have worked on. Here is one of those songs!


I composed this for my project Forest Elves with @Merryberry (the female voice in the song) and the lyrics were translated to Quenya by my friend Cellindir.


Music Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HLTbZfIq8o


Lyrics & Translation:


Ter i lóme, nai lye ómanya rahtuva,

Or i súre, nai lyenna órenya wilyuva...


Nai loruvalye,

Hendu holine...

Nai loruvalye,

Éli calime...


Á sasta ingalya or telcunyat, nanwie nauvar ilye olorilyar


Á pata ter fend' ex’ Ardanna,

Á papátu mina tyelepta cala


Nai loruvalye,

Hendu holine...

Nai loruvalye,

Éli calime...


Á sasta ingalya or telcunyat, nanwie nauvar ilye olorilyar


Translation:

Through the night, may my voice reach you,

Over the wind, may my heart fly to you...


May you sleep,

Eyes closed...

May you sleep,

Stars luminous...


Rest your head over my lap, all your dreams will be reality


Step through a door to another Realm,

Slowly walk into the silver light


May you sleep,

Eyes closed...

May you sleep,

Stars luminous...


Rest your head over my lap, all your dreams will be reality

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Your voices are pure magic that soothe my soul. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece.

etherealwinds responds:

Thank you for listening, and I'm so glad that this song had such an effect on you :)

I'm always hearing people say that they want to hear complex tracks with lots of different layers, but I will never fall out of love with tracks like this. Such delicate harp and flute, interwoven with beautiful, airy lyrics...the kind of lullaby that makes me sigh contentedly as worldly concerns melt away. The bass that comes in at 1:55 rounds out the mix so smoothly, too.

Jordi, your singing has always been nothing short of an inspiration, and together with the additional vocal talents of Merryberry, the elven magic of Quenya comes brilliantly to life. I was waiting patiently for the overlapping vocal section that I knew was coming, and was indeed richly rewarded. It makes me wish that Tolkien were still alive to hear it.

There is a slight breath hit into the microphone at :56, but that's pretty inevitable when you're recording such soft, breathy vocals. In a way, it adds a bit of character...at least that's my opinion. Wonderfully done.

etherealwinds responds:

Hey Chrono! It's been a while :)

Thank you for your kind review. This is definitely one of my favourite compositions that I've made in a while. I think the noise you hear at :56 might actually be a door banging in the distance, though I can't remember at the moment! I was quite happy with the vocal take and the emotion felt just right, and once I had mixed the vocals into the instrumental, it didn't seem to bothersome, so I kept it. Well noticed!

Hope you're well <3

masterpiece again. thanks.

etherealwinds responds:

<3 you are welcome, and thanks to you too!

Absolutely lovely <3 I so enjoy your dreamscapes.

etherealwinds responds:

Thanks for stopping by shou!

Your voice sounds heavenly side by side with the flute. I think this is one of your most beautiful songs. I really like the scale changes - they greatly enhance the emotion.

etherealwinds responds:

Thank you, I'm glad you think so! :)

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Uploaded
Jul 15, 2020
6:44 AM EDT
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3 min 28 sec

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