In celebration of the release of J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of Beowulf and inspired by the Anglo-Saxon tale itself through a recent drawing by bladesmith David DelaGardelle of Cedarlore Forge; this instrumental track invokes the mood during Beowulf's contemplative night watch awaiting Grendel.
A poet has asked, "Where now the hand on the harp-string?" The Minstrel answers, "Still here plucking a tune for you. Where now the patron of the heart-string?"
The hand is not only on the harp-string for this track, but also on frame-drum, battle-horn, fiddle, kantele and guitar.
There is one line whispered in prayer - can you make out the words?
released May 21, 2014
All instruments & music written, performed, recorded, produced and mastered by John Di Bartolo.
"Folk-fantasy" music. A minstrel wandering through Middle-earth & beyond the Western Seas. The music is primarily inspired
by Tolkien's writing and the literature that inspired him. Occasionally wandering into other realms of fantasy & history. 4th album due to be released in 2022!...more