Foundations of Stone

Track 1 - TTT

 

(3:48) This music covers the opening credits for the movie and Gandalf's fight with the Balrog within the depths of Moria.
 

0:00

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Quiet strings are heard as we see first the Newline Logo, then the Newline Title, then...

0:25

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the Wingnut title.

0:32

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The first phrase of the History of the Ring plays over the title, The Lord of the Rings.

0:42

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The History of the Ring continues as we pan over the Misty Mountains

0:50

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Strings take up a new melody as we continue to sweep over the peaks of the mountains. We start to hear Gandalf's voice and the rumble of the Balrog. As the camera begins moving straight toward the wall of one peak, Gandalf voice becomes clearer.

1:43

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The music makes a dramatic switch to pounding music as we move through the wall of the mountain and to see Gandalf facing down the Balrog on the Bridge of Khazad-dūm.

1:50

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Gandalf clashes his staff onto the rock of the bridge.

1:58

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Sustained brassy notes are heard as the bridge collapses and the Balrog falls into the depths of Moria.

2:11

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The sustained notes give way into a low soft note as the relieved Gandalf turns to walk away. But the whip comes up to snap around his ankle...

2:14

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...and he tumbles into the chasm, grabbing the ledge as he falls. The Fellowship is startled and Frodo tries to run to him but is stopped by Boromir. Low brass notes descend down, down, down...

2:30

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...into a last low, sustained note........... "Fly, you fools!"  (The music from 2:11 - 2:30 is the same as the music heard for this scene in FOTR. )

2:32

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Mettana!

2:32

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The choir calls out the challenge, "To the death!" (not heard in the movie). Four quick, brassy descending notes blare out and we're off into pounding music accompanied by a low, chanting chorus as Gandalf falls after the Balrog.

2:35

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Katabrikihu tanakhi uduhu bin-nāt aznān Tarsisi Bazar udu agānī-furkhīn Ma satf unkhai! At(kāt) Za(tag)ra(fi)zu - till 2:45

2:45

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Choir I chimes in with more prominent, powerful singing to the melody of the Moria Theme. Choir II chants at a faster pace Glamdring is falling before Gandalf but he quickly catches up with the sword, grabs it and descends on the Balrog.

2:45

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Choir I: Irkat-lukhud ka(tabrikihu ul)fat atam ma ta(nakhi)  - till 2:59

Choir I: (Za)tab(lu)gi sulluzu irkat (lu)khud ka(tab)ri(ki)hu Ulfat-ata Ma tanakhi uduhu bin-nāt az(nān) tarsi(si) (Ba)zar (u)du agānī-furkhīn Gurd! Ma satf unkhai! Atkāt za(tagrafizu) - till 2:59

2:59

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Brass blares out the Dark Places of the World motif. The fight gets personal as Gandalf begins hacking away at the Balrog, both still falling rapidly.

2:59

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Choir: (Za)tagrafizu Zatablugi sulluzu Irkat-(lu)khud ma Katabrikihu Ul(fat)-atam ma tanakhi uduhu bin-nāt aznān tar(sisi) - till 3:08

3:08

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The brass and Choir I echo each other in a descending phrase. The Balrog and Gandalf are bouncing off the walls and tumbling as they fall.

3:08

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Choir I: (ta)nakhi uduhu (see below for Choir II's part which runs til 3:31)

3:11

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The notes of the brass and Choir I take up the ascending Moria Theme again as Gandalf and the Balrog fall deeper and deeper until it climaxes into...

3:11

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Choir I: bin-nāt aznān tarsi(si) Bazar agānī-fur(khīn) ma Gurd! Ma

3:32

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...a more lyrical 6/8 melody. The camera cuts to a dim shot of a cavern filled with water. Slowly a glow grows and we see the small-in-comparison, flaming Balrog fall from the ceiling.

3:32

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Choir: Mettanna. Nįrendur An mauya mahtie.

3:41

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The choir shouts out it's last notes over some final pounding percussion as, from above, we see the Balrog fall with a flash into the water.

3:41

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Mettana.

 

 

Lyrics 2:32 - 2:34 from “The Fight”

Lyrics 2:35 - 3:32 from “The Abyss”
Lyrics 3:32 - 3:48 from “The Fight”

[2:32] Mettanna.

 
[2:35 - 2:40] Choir II: Katabrikihu tanakhi uduhu bin-nāt aznān  
[2:40 - 2:43] Choir II: Tarsisi Bazar udu agānī-furkhīn  
[2:43 - 2:45] Choir II: Ma satf unkhai! At(kāt) Za(tag)ra(fi)zu  
[2:45 - 2:59] Choir I: Irkat-lukhud ka(tabrikihu ul)fat atam ma ta(nakhi) (silmiltaneously with Choir II)
[2:45 - 2:59] Choir II: (Za)tab(lu)gi sulluzu irkat (lu)khud ka(tab)ri(ki)hu Ulfat-ata  
    Ma tanakhi uduhu bin-nāt az(nān) tarsi(si) (Ba)zar (u)du  
    agānī-furkhīn Gurd! Ma satf unkhai! Atkāt za(tagrafizu)  
[2:59 - 3:02] All: (Za)tagrafizu Zatablugi sulluzu Irkat-(lu)khud ma  
[3:02 - 3:06] All: Katabrikihu Ul(fat)-atam ma tanakhi uduhu  
[3:06 - 3:08] All: bin-nāt aznān tar(sisi)  
[3:08 - 3:25] Choir I: (ta)nakhi uduhu bin-nāt aznān tarsi(si) Bazar  
[3:25 - 3:31]   agānī-fur(khīn) ma Gurd! Ma (silmiltaneously with Choir II)
[3:08 - 3:31] Choir II: (Tar)sisi Bazar udu agānī-furkhīn Gurd!  
    Ma nīd sakhu! Ma satf unkhai! Atkāt zatagrafizu  
    Zatablugi sulluzu Irkat-lu(khud) ma (ka)tabrikihu  
    Ulfat-atam ma tanakhi u(duhu) Ma satf unkhai! Atkāt  
    (Za)tag(ra)fizu Zata(b)lugi sulluzu Zata(blugi) sulluzu  

[3:32] Mettanna.
[3:34] Nįrendur
[3:36] An
[3:37] mauya
[3:38] mahtie
[3:41] Mettana.

 


 

 

 
 

 

        

 

1-Foundations of Stone ~ 2-The Taming of Sméagol ~ 3-The Riders of Rohan ~ 4-The Passage of the Marshes

5-The Uruk-hai ~ 6-The King of the Golden Hall ~ 7-The Black Gate is Closed ~ 8-Evenstar

9-The White Rider ~ 10-Treebeard ~ 11-The Leave Taking ~ 12-Helm's Deep

13-The Forbidden Pool ~ 14-Breath of Life ~ 15-The Hornburg ~ 16-Forth Eorlingas

17-Isengard Unleashed ~ 18-Samwise the Brave ~ 19-Gollum's Song

TTT Closing Credits Music