TTT End Credits Music

 

 

This is an accounting of the End Credits Music associated with The Two Towers

 

There are three places one might hear music played over the end credits. Each of these offers a slightly different sequence of music after Gollum's Song ends and, in some cases, a slightly different version of cues from each other. Doug Adams wrote, "Shore often composed multiple drafts of these compositions in an effort to get precisely the right tone in each. The end credit suites have often been used to showcase some of these drafts that, while they didnt make it into the narrative flow, still hold something of unique musical interest." (moviemusic.com's forums)

 

The Movie

(either in the theater or on DVD)

OST; Track 19

Gollum's Song

CR-TTT; Disc Three - Track 14

Long Ways to Go Yet

owyn and Thoden's Theme - alt version

owyn and Thoden's Theme  - alt version

owyn and Thoden's Theme - alt version

Faramir's Seduction

 

Faramir's Seduction  

Gandalf the White - alternate version

 

 

Let Her Go - not in movie

 

 

The Leave Taking

 

The Leave Taking

This is a Dream - alternate version

 

This is a Dream - alternate version

Rohan Theme & Final Statement

Rohan Theme & Final Statement

Rohan Theme & Final Statement

--- Fan Club Scroll ---

   

On the Trail of the Uruk-hai

 

 

Riding Out To Meet Them

 

 

Treebeard

 

 

Their Bonds Were Cut

 

 

The White Wizard's Reveal - Zirak Zigal

 

 

Faramir's Dream

 

 

Aragorn and Brego

 

 

Timestamps shown in left column below indicate length of cue.


 

Regular Credits Music


[0:22]

owyn and Thoden's Theme - The version from the movie credits has a slightly more prominent solo woodwind instrument (oboe, English horn?) than the versions from finale music on the CR-TTT (Long Ways to Go Yet) and the OST (Gollum's Song). It's similar to the version heard when owyn says she fears life in a cage.


[0:28]

Seduction Theme - This is the full version of Faramir's Seduction (parts of the music were replaced with sound effects in the movie). It can also be heard on the CR-TTT (in Faramirs Good Council/scene and Long Ways to Go Yet/credits), and on the OST, Forbidden Pool/scene. The lyrics are from the source text, Seduction of the Ring. This is not in the OST credit music.

[0:00] I tuo,

[0:02] i mac-il (a)stal- (macil sung over two notes)

[0:07] daron mauri

[0:11] nai cor(ma),

[0:16] i tuo i macil

[0:20] a lelyat

[0:23] turenna

[0:24] tu(renn)a

syllables in parenthesis have been left out

[1:00]

Gandalf the White in Nature - This is The Call sung in soft triplets. Versions of this music were used in both Fangorn (at the reveal of the White Wizard) and Helm's Deep (at the arrival of the White Wizard). I suspect this is restatement of that theme that was written specifically for the credits but it's the same length as the Helm's Deep version. This is not in the OST or CR credit music.

Hwr cwm helm? Hwr cwm byrne? Hwr cwm feax flwende? 2x

Hwr cwm hand on hearpestrenge? Hwr cwm fr ~ende? 2x

Hwr cwm helm? Hwr cwm byrne? Hwr cwm feax flwende? 2x

Hwr cwm hand on hearpestrenge? Hwr cwm fr ~ende? 2x

Hwr cwm helm? Hwr cwm byrne? Hwr cwm feax flwende? 2x

Hwr cwm hand on hearpestrenge? Hwr cwm fr ~ende?

Hwr cwm helm? Hwr cwm byrne? (the end of this line is dropped out and a bit muddled)

 

The sheetmusic for the OST-Forth Eorlingas shows lyrics sung by 2nd choir. I can't tell if they're being sung here. More information.


[0:28]

Let Her Go - This is part of a longer work (called The Diminishment of the Elves) which was first heard at Gilraen's Grave .The first part of this longer piece is heard as Elrond pleads with Aragorn to let Arwen go. The music in the credits is from the end of that longer piece. It is not used, to my knowledge, in the Two Towers. The lyrics are from the source text, Gilraen's Song. This is not in the OST or CR credit music.

ChoirA

ChoirB

[0:00]

Dan

[0:04]

na

[0:08]

Tolo

si

[0:11]

na

[0:12]

rengy

[0:15]

ne

[0:16]

thei

fu

[0:20]

li

in

[0:24]

en


[0:42]

The Leave Taking - A variant of the Rivendell Theme heard as the Elves depart for the Grey Havens. Heard in the CR-TTT, The Story Foretold/scene and Long Ways to Go Yet/credits and the TTT-OST, The Leave Taking/scene. The source texts are Hymn to Elbereth (0:00-0:18) and The Grace of the Valar (0:19-0:41). This is not in the OST credit music.

 

[0:00] Nef

[0:07] Elbereth Gil

[0:18] boe

[0:23] naer

[0:26] nant

[0:28] ui

[0:32] ben-estel*

 

*The TTT Live Symphony lyrics tell us this last word is 'estel'. Neither Sabsi or I think it sounds much like 'estel'.


[1:03]

This is a Dream, the Evenstar Melody - This is essentially the first part of Evenstar without the solo voice. This was heard during Aragorn's 'dream' of Arwen and their conversation regarding his path. The solo part, heard on the CR-TTT, One of the Dnedain, and OST, Evenstar, was not present in the movie. The lyrics are from the source text, Evenstar. This alternate version is not in the OST credit music.

[0:00] U

[0:03] i

[0:07] ve

[0:11] thed

[0:15] Na

[0:19] i

[0:23] on

[0:27] nad

[0:46] Na

[0:50] boe

[0:54] u

[0:58] i


[1:32]

Rohan Theme & Final Statement - The version of the Rohan Theme on the CR-TTT (Long Ways to Go Yet) is louder and has greater crescendos than the version from the movie credits and the OST (Gollum's Song). Although the melody is the same, the OST final statement has greater crescendos than the movie and the CR has greater crescendos than the OST.


 

Fan Credits Music


[2:54]

On the Trail of the Uruk-hai - The is material heard mainly on the OST-TTT, The Uruk-hai and the CR-TTT, The Three Hunters.

 

[0:00] The reintroduction of the Three Hunters scored with sparse variants of the Fellowship Theme.

 

[0:29] Fellowship Theme heard while the Three Hunters run after the Uruk-hai.

 

[0:54] Fellowship Variant heard as Aragorn finds Pippin's Lrien Brooch.

 

[1:31] A short phrase of the Rohan Theme heard as the Three Hunters look out over Rohan.

 

[1:40] Sauron's Theme heard as we see the current progress of Barad-dr.

 

[2:24] Isengard Theme heard as we see the current fate of the trees at Isengard.


[2:07]

Forth Eorlingas - The is material heard in the OST-TTT, Forth Eorlingas, and the CR-TTT, Thoden Rides Forth.

 

[0:00] Music heard as Thoden and Co ride out from Helm's Deep.

 

[0:24] The Rohan Theme heard as they ride down the causeway.

 

[0:47] The Fellowship Theme heard as Aragorn spots Gandalf at the top of the rise.

 

[1:15] Shadowfax's Theme heard as Shadowfax leads the arriving cavalry down the slope.

This version of the music, (source text: The Mearas), has the underlying choir but not the boy soprano's solo.

[1:15] for
[1:19] thon
[1:23] h
[1:27] waes
[1:31] Scea
[1:34] du
[1:38] fx

[1:43] The White Rider Theme heard as the rising sun comes up behind the riders, blinding the Uruk's.

[1:43] hl
[1:46] ford
[1:50] eal
[1:54] ra
[1:57] ma
[2:00] ra


[1:44]

Treebeard (in length (1:44)) Music heard as Merry and Pippin try to convince Treebeard they are not 'little Orcs'. This is material which was partially replaced by sound effects in the movie, is heard during the last part of OST-TTT, Track 10, Treebeard and on the CR-TTT track, Fangorn.


[0:38]

Their Bonds Were Cut. This music was heard (although mixed very low) as Aragorn realizes the Hobbits may be alive. The action moves back and forth between Aragorn's growing excitement as he pieces it out and flashbacks to Merry and Pippin's narrow escape during the Rohirrim's raid on the Uruk-hai's Night Camp. This is also heard on the CR-TTT track, Fangorn.


[2:16]

The White Wizard - Zirak-Zigal. This music was originally scored for Gandalf's reveal as the White Wizard and for his recounting of the Balrog's Fight.

The first 23 seconds feature a strong chorus and match with the scene from just after the moment Aragorn shouts, "Show yourself!" to when Gandalf says, "Saruman as he should be." The lyrics are from The Fight: Tulta tuolya An mauya. (In the movie, we hear a shimmery choral version of "The Call".
(These lyrics were determined by Michael but brought to my attention by TheTennisBallKid.)

The rest of the clip follows Gandalf's recounting his battle with the Balrog and his interchange with the Three Hunters right after. It ends just after he says, "And I come back to you now at the turn of the tide" None of this part of the scene was scored with music in the movie.

A very similar version is heard on the CR-TTT with different lyrics sung in a different spot. More information and soundclip


[0:40]

Faramir's Dream. This music, scored for Faramir's recollection of finding Boromir's boat, (an extended scene) was not used in the movie. It can be heard on the CR-TTT, The Sons of the Steward, however. The lyrics--which I believe are 'a lin(nas)--are from "The Death of Boromir, Part 1". They are heard as we leave the dream and see the cloven horn in Faramir's hands.


[1:02]

Aragorn and Brego. This music, using the Heroics of Aragorn, was heard while Aragorn rides Brego towards Helm's Deep. It is material heard during the last minute of OST-TTT, Track 14, Breath of Life and on the CR-TTT, Aragorn's Return.


 

 

 
 
 

 

        

 

1-Foundations of Stone ~ 2-The Taming of Smagol ~ 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