Beren and Lúthien, Op. 47 (Album)

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Artwork from the CD release by permission of Ted Nasmith

Complete Demo Recording of composer Paul Corfield Godfrey's operatic work Beren and Lúthien, Op. 47 (Opera) from his cycle Epic Scenes from The Silmarillion after the mythology of J. R. R. Tolkien recorded by Volante Opera Productions and released by Prima Facie on CD and digital download in 2019.


Finrod Felagund, the King of Nargothrond (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Sauron, servant of Morgoth (Bass): Jasey Hall

Gorlim, follower of Beren (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Beren, son of Barahir (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of Thingol (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

Thingol Greycloak, King of Doriath (Bass): Martin Lloyd

Melian, his queen (Mezzo-Soprano): Helen Jarmany

Morgoth, the enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Chorus of unseen voices:

Anitra Blaxhall/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Helen Jarmany/Helen Greenaway/

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall

Track Listing[edit | edit source]

Disc: 1[edit | edit source]

1 Prologue: Dagor Bragollach
2 Scene 1: Thus Felagund Escaped
3 Scene 2: But Still There Remained
4 I Hear Rumour... I Wandered Long
5 A Great Darkness Of Sleep
6 Thy Death I Will Avenge
7 Scene 3: Southward He Turned
8 Interlude For Flute
9 Ir Ithil Ammon Eruchin
10 Enchantment Healed His Weary Feet
11 Slowly The Sundering Flood
12 He Heard There Oft
13 Now Withered Lay
14 As Beren Looked
15 Scene 4: Prelude
16 Who Are You That Come Hither...?
17 Death You Have Earned
18 I See The Ring
19 O King
20 Scene 5: My Lord, I Have Need
21 Be He Friend Or Foe

Disc: 2[edit | edit source]

1 Scene Six: O King, To Leave This Place
2 Where Have You Been...?
3 He Chanted A Song Of Wizardry
4 It Would Be Little Loss If I Were Dead...
5 Farewell, My Friend And Comrade
6 In Western Lands
7 I Hear A Song Far Under Welling
8 Oh Beren, Beren
9 Scene 7: A Sable Hill
10 What Grevious Terror..?
11 Shadow, Descend!
12 In Slothful Gardens
13 Instrumental: Luthien's Dance
14 And All The Fires Faded
15 Scene 8: Interlude 16 01
16 Farewell Now Here, Ye Leaves Of Trees
17 O Proud And Fearless Hand And Heart
18 I Have Returned According To My Word
19 Scene Nine: And Luthien Came
20 Long Are The Paths
21 Epilogue: Long Was The Way...