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Oct 5, 2018

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Tolkien's Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur

Chapter Three: The Reality

  • The World That Is
  • The Descent of the Valar
  • The Mission of the Valar
  • The Valar Incarnate
  • The Descent of Melkor

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Oct 4, 2018

Tolkien's Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur

Chapter Two: The Vision

  • The Irony of Discord
  • The Fear of the Ainur
  • Melkor's Shame
  • Sound Becomes Vision
  • The Nature of the Vision
  • Perspectives and Vantage Points
  • Ilúvatar's Secret
  • A Home for Ilúvatar's Children
  • Melkor's Feigned Concern
  • The Sound of the Sea
  • Manwë,...


Oct 2, 2018

Tolkien's Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur

Chapter One: The Music

  • Does Ainulindalë Have a Plot?
  • Teaching the Ainur to Play
  • The First Theme
  • Melkor's Movement
  • The Second Theme
  • The Third Theme
  • The Beauty of Sorrow
  • A Violent Unity
  • The Music Ends

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Oct 2, 2018

Tolkien's Overture: Concerning the Music of the Ainur

Introduction

Originally published in 1977, "Ainulindalë" is the creation story of Middle-earth. In Tolkien's Overture, John Carswell conducts a close reading of "Ainulindalë", and then goes on to explore the role of music in Middle-earth's history.

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