Breath of Life

Track 14 - TTT

 

(5:03) Aragorn receives the Breath of Life from Arwen, mounts Brego and rides off to Helm's Deep.
 

0:00

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The ascending phrase that starts this track is heard in the last few moments of the previous scene as Merry and Pippin (on Treebeard) see Saruman's Uruk-hai army emptying out of Isengard. Then we cut to...

0:04

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Aragorn floating in the water (after falling over the cliff during the Warg battle).

0:11

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A solo voice begins a melody influenced by Aragorn's Theme. We see Arwen in Rivendell, then we're back with Aragorn at the river. Slowly, the face of Arwen descends and kisses Aragorn on the lips. He opens his eyes to see her and takes a breath as she fades away. (In the movie, the lyrics have been abridged.)

1:05

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The voice end. Aragorn is asleep (or unconscious) on the bank. A horse appears and nudges him.

0:11

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Uich gwennen na 'wanath ah na dhín.

An uich gwennen na ringyrn embar han.

Boe naid bain gwannathar,

Boe cuil ban firitha. -till 1:05

1:24

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A little nuzzle from the muzzle and Brego kneels down next to Aragorn.

1:30

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The solo voice sings a few more words as Aragorn pulls himself onto Brego's back and rides off. (The voice was not used here in the movie, but the basic melody remains.)

1:30

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Boe naer gwannathach, -till 1:52

1:56

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(The music heard 1:56-3:58 is not in the movie. It was scored for the scene where Elrond pleads with Arwen to leave for Valinor. His attempt to persuade includes giving her a vision of what her future of mortal love holds until 'all the long years of her life are utterly spent'.)

3:58

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A note is held then the music become louder and more assertive. Aragorn, riding Brego, spots the huge mass of Uruk-hai advancing on Helm's Deep. The pace of the music picks up and...

4:21

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Aragorn's Theme is played by brass. Aragorn is riding Brego hard.

4:34

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Aragorn's Theme is reprised on strings as Aragorn tops a rise. The camera swings around...

4:50

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to show Helm's Deep.


 

Lyrics 0:11 - 1:05 from “Grace of the Valar”
Lyrics 1:30 - 1:44 from “Grace of the Valar”
 

[00:11] Uich gwennen
[00:17] na 'wa-
[00:20] nath ah
[00:23] na dhín. An
[00:27] uich gwe
[00:31] nnen
[00:34] na ringyrn
[00:41] e-mbar han. Boe
[00:44] naid
[00:48] bain gwannathar,
[00:51] Boe
[00:55] cuil ban fi
[01:01] ritha.

[01:30] Boe
[01:33] naer
[01:37] gwan
[01:40] nath
[01:44] ach, -1:52

 


 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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