Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) — Prelude: To Lúthien (2013) for organ
“Prelude: To Lúthien” (2013) is dedicated to Carson Cooman and is one of Lo Muscio’s many compositions inspired by characters and stories by J. R. R. Tolkien—in this case the elf Lúthien Tinúviel, whose story appears in several of Tokien’s works including “The Silmarillion” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) is an Italian organist and composer. He concertizes actively in programs that feature his own music as well as organ transcriptions of works by “progressive rock” composers such as John Hackett, Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson, and others. Lo Muscio’s own musical style draws on influence from both progressive rock and the classical organ literature. He has been artistic director of several Italian organ festivals and his works have been played around the world by many major concert organists.