A simple little tune I made some time ago. Just some ambient sounds built around a sample of J.R.R. Tolkien reciting the elvish poem A Elbereth Gilthoniel, which goes like this:
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!
O Elbereth Starkindler,
white-glittering, slanting down sparkling like a jewel,
the glory of the starry host!
Having gazed far away
from the tree-woven lands of Middle-earth,
to thee, Everwhite, I will sing,
on this side of the Sea, here on this side of the Ocean
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 0.5 Liter inexpensive brandy or vodka
- 10 cardamom pods
- 1 cinnamon stick (broken down)
- 1/2 orange peel (dried or fresh)
- 1/4 lbs sugar (regular or lumps)
- Optional additions: 5 cloves, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup almonds, 5 dried figs
Heat the wine, spices and orange peal in a pot. Be careful not to boil the mixture; just let it simmer for about 45 minutes. Then, strain to remove all additions. Add the brandy or vodka, and re-heat to serving temperature. Serve hot with raisins and almonds.
To download the mix directly, follow this link.