Twilight and Shadow

Track 8 - ROTK

 

(3:25) Arwen sees a future containing life, not death. She returns to Rivendell, confronts her father and makes her choice. 
 


0:00

A choir sings softly and slowly. (This intro is not in the movie and the movie doesn't have the choir background and there is only sparse instrumentation.)

0:16

A solo voice, singing an Evenstar variant, soars over the choir which continues in the background. Arwen, who is making her way with other Rivendell Elves to the Grey Havens, has just seen a small child run past. As her eyes follow the child, a vision of a great hall appears in the forest. The child runs up into the hall and...

0:32

...into the arms of Aragorn. The two look very happy and Arwen gives a little gasp.

0:40

The child looks straight at Arwen.

0:48

He is wearing the Evenstar necklace.

0:56

The child's face is sober as he looks at his mother.

1:04

Arwen's eyes close on her tears as she remembers her father's words.

1:12

"There is nothing for you here....

1:16

only death"

1:20

The solo voice finishes as Arwen opens her eyes to find the vision gone. Her face changes from grief to calm determination.

1:25

(Figwit has his moment of screen time as he reminds her that they cannot delay - unscored in movie) The strings swirl around the Evenstar Melody as Arwen turns her horse back from the road ahead. Snippets of the Rivendell Arpeggios can be heard underneath the melody.

1:35

She crosses a high bridge and up the empty streets of Imladris.

1:44

The music moves away from the Evenstar Melody and the Arpeggios. Throwing off her cloak she ascends the stairs to her father. She demands that he tell her what he has seen with his gift of foresight.

(He says "I looked into your future and I saw death." But she confronts him. This is not the only thing he has seen. He has seen life... he has seen her son.)

1:54

(connecting music not in movie) A descending phrase leads to

2:04

one with a melancholy air. Elrond replies, "That future is uncertain." Arwen says, "But it is not lost."

2:13

Elrond, looking defeated, sits heavily. "Nothing is certain."

(Arwen kneels next to her father. Some things are certain. She turns his face towards hers. She will not leave. It is time. A cloaked figure moves towards the shards of Narsil. None of this music is on the CD. The Rivendell Arpeggios start in the movie as Arwen moves towards the shards. We hear the words, "From the ashes a fires shall be woken. A light from the shadow shall spring." But the music on the CD doesn't start until....)

2:18

"Renewed shall be blade that is broken." Shots of Sauron breaking Narsil and Isildur using the broken blade to cut the finger from the hand. The Rivendell Arpeggios are predominant.

2:25

"The crownless again shall be king." The music quiets to a stop.

(Arwen pleads with her father to reforge the sword. He walks away from her and she collapses into a chair. Any music used here is not on CD.)

2:35

The solo voice begins the Evenstar variant again as the book falls from her hands onto the floor. Elrond picks it up and takes her hand. It is cold.

3:00

The life of the Eldar is leaving her.

3:08

Her look tells him... she has made her choice.

3:11

The voice sings a last ascending phrase. Whether by his will or not, there is no ship now that can bear her hence.

 

 

Lyrics 0:00 - 1:24 and 2:36 - 3:25 from The Evening Star

(Arwen's Song, heard in the ROTK EE Houses of Healing extended scene, was originally intended for the vision scene here. For more information, go HERE.)

 


 

 

Female Solo

Boys

[0:00]   ?

[0:16]

noo e-l

kree oo

ah

my

neel

nee

el

nel

[0:32]

oo  e-l

me-h 

See lee

my

doo

glee

lee

my

[0:46]

nee fee lee

nah lo

meh le  ne

meh nel ah do

neel

fee

el

meh

[1:04]

ee ah

doo ree

foo een

e vah

my

ee

doo

foo

nye

my

[1:24]

(singing ends)


 

[2:36]

ah

nee loo

nah  koo (3/4 bar)

(silent)

(silent)

nah

[2:48]

ah nee

noo loo

ee ah

ahn

 

noo

[3:00]

nah

noo

ahn nen

nahn

noo

ahn

[3:12]

ah nen ne (6/4 bar)

ah  

[3:16]

peh raw

Peh

[3:18]

Nen (3/4 bar)

nen

[3:20]

ah

(silent)

 

For more info on what we know (or don't) about this song, go HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

1-A Storm is Coming ~ 2-Hope and Memory ~ 3-Minas Tirith ~ 4-The White Tree

5-The Steward of Gondor ~ 6-Minas Morgul ~ 7-The Ride of the Rohirrim ~ 8-Twilight and Shadow

9-Cirith Ungol ~ 10-Anduril ~ 11-Shelob's Lair ~ 12-Ash and Smoke ~ 13-Fields of the Pelennor

14-Hope Fails ~ 15-The Black Gate Opens ~ 16-End of All Things

17-Return of the King ~ 18-The Grey Havens ~ 19-Into the West

ROTK Closing Credits Music