I previously started this thread during the Time of Unnumbered Tears, before the World was broken in the mighty battle of the Powers. Since I have no intention of letting one of my most successful threads die, and there are currently no Tolkien threads on the front page of the Cafe, I thought I’d re-start it.
The idea is to decide which to which instrument each Ainu’s part would be likened, in the Great Music. There were many wonderful suggestions, but of course, they’re lost now. From what I can remember, this is what we came up with:
Manwë: Trumpet, violin
Aulë: Timpani, Lithophone
Námo (Mandos): Basson
Varda: Flute, Violin
Nienna: Oboe, bagpipes
Melkor: Saxophone, Electric guitar, Trombone, Violin
Curunír (Saruman): Theramin, cello
Aiwendil (Radagast): Bird whistle, Pan pipes
Gothmog and assorted Balrogs
Sauron: Electric guitar
If I’ve forgotten your contribution, attribute it to my faulty memory, not to anything personal. And, of course, if you’ve anything new to add, please do!