Graso e belloGrace: […] a charming or attractive trait or characteristic, a pleasing appearance or effect.
Graces: three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty.

The Lord of the Rings – Complete recordings – The grace of Undómiel

This piece is sung by Renee Fleming in two related scenes. First, it’s heard during Arwen’s vision of Eldarion, her future son, and Aragorn and then it’s heard again when the book falls from Arwen’s hand and the ‘life blood of the Eldar’ leaves her. Lyrics (thanks to A magpie’s nest):


Ngîl cennin eriel vi
Menel aduial,
Glingant sui mîr
Síliel mae.

Ngîl cennin firiel vi
Menel aduial,
Dúr, dúr i fuin
Naenol mae.

A chuil, anann cuiannen
An i ú nathant
An i naun ului
A meleth, perónen


I saw a star rise high in the
Evening sky,
It hung like a jewel,
Softly shining.

I saw a star fade in the
Evening sky,
The dark was too deep and so light died,
Softly pining.

For what might have been,
For what never was.
For a life, long lived
For a love half given

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