The Dwarrowdelf

from Cello Noodles, Vol. II by Betsy Tinney

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In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Dwarrowdelf was an enormous, ancient and beautiful underground complex built by the Dwarves in northwestern Middle-Earth. Each of its many levels comprised a multitude of arched passages, chambers and magnificent pillared halls. For most of its several thousand years, the Dwarrowdelf was illuminated by many shining lamps of crystal, although the halls at the highest level were also lit by sunlight streaming in through shafts carved through the mountain.

In this piece, you can feel the depth (and height) of the great stone halls, while glittering lamplight and bright pale shafts of sunlight illuminate the gigantic spaces around you. (There is, admittedly, a lot more cello in this piece than there probably was in Tolkien's Dwarrowdelf... I don't think the dwarves had cellos.)

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from Cello Noodles, Vol. II, track released May 1, 2016
cello: Betsy Tinney

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