Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Blog Post 1

“There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made. And he spoke to them, propounding to them themes of music; and they sang before him, and he […]

Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Abstract

In the beginning of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Silmarillion, he compares the creation of Middle-earth to a song. My research goal for this summer is to produce an original, full-length interpretation of what that song might have sounded like. The orchestration of my composition will contain a separate instrument for each of the […]

Presenting the Research

The final stage of this project was creating a visual for the research symposium, so that I’m not just standing next to a table with a research paper on it. I opted for a powerpoint (to be displayed on my laptop) instead of a posterboard, because it allows me to fit more information in more […]