FOTR Complete Recordings

    Lyric Time Stamps Disc Three

 

 

 

 

Scene: The Balrog

CR-FOTR Track: Khazad-dūm; 3-1

Source Text: The Balrog

Thanks to Sabsi for providing corrections via the FOTR symphony choir lyrics and to Danijel for helping with timestamps. verified by symphony lyrics - hidden text

 

This whole section contains a tremendous amount of chanting. Sabsi and Danijel have taken a look at the choir's lyrics for the FOTR Live symphony and come up with the following. Danijel writes:

In some places the male choir is divided into three groups, I have tried to explain which group is singing what. Also, the chorus is often divided into two groups where one group sings a long note (Arras, Ugrud, Urkhas...) and the rest just continue chanting. Since the tempo is very fast it is impossible to give the exact timestamps for every word, so I have tried to give timestamps for group of words.

In an effort to determine the timestamps for the OST track (13, The Bridge of Khazad-Dūm), I first figured out how the OST music matched the CR music. I got chunks that matched up with a few spots of connecting music that seemed unique to the OST. But those chunks don't line up with the timestamps provided by Danijel. And I can't hear a thing (they must be singing double time to get all those syllables in). After spending w-a-y too long on this (really... is anyone singing along to this?) I decided to give you what I got: timestamps of comparable music between the two releases. If you want to figure out what's being sung on the OST, good luck.

 

OST

time

comparable to

this

CR

time range

CR time stamps

1:05 - 1:57

0:00 - 0:52

[0:01] Urkhas tanakhi!
[0:04] Ugh! Ugh!
[0:06] Kāmin takalladi!
[0:09] Ugh! Ugh!
[0:13] Ugrūd tashniki kurdumā!
[0:18] Ugh! Ugh!
[0:22] Urus ni buzra Urkhas tanakhi Lu Lu Lu Lu
[0:26] Urus ni, urus ni Urus ni buzra Urus buzra
[0:30] Ugrud (long note)
[0:30] Urus buzra (chanting continues)

Urus ni askad gabil
Urus buzra Urus buzra

[0:36] Urus ni buzra Urkhas urus

Urus ni buzra Urus buzra

[0:42] Arras (long note)
[0:42] Urus ni buzra (chanting continues)

Lu Lu Lu Lu Tanakhi

Tanakhi urkhas

[0:46] Urus ni buzra Urkhas tanakhi Lu Lu Lu Lu

1:57 - 2:05 ?  
   

[0:51] Urus ni buzra Urus buzra Urus buzra
[0:55] Arras (long note)
[0:55] Urus buzra (chanting continues)

Urus buzra Urus ni buzra Urkhas urus

[1:01] Urus ni buzra Urus buzra Urus ni buzra
[1:05] Lu Lu Lu Lu Urkhas tanakhi
[1:08] Tanakhi urkhas Urus ni buzra
[1:11] Urkhas tanakhi Lu Lu Lu Lu

Urus ni urus ni Urus ni buzra

[1:16] Urkhas (long note)
[1:16] Urus buzra (chanting continues)

Urus buzra

[1:19] Urus ni askad gabil Urus buzra Urus buzra

2:05 - 2:22

1:25 - 1:42

 

[1:24] Arras (long note)
[1:24] Urus ni buzra (chanting continues)

Urkhas urus Urus ni buzra

[1:28] Urus buzra Urus ni buzra buzra
[1:31] Lu Lu Lu Lu Urkhas tanakhi

Tanakhi urkhas Urus ni buzra buzra

[1:38] Urkhas tanakhi Lu Lu Lu Lu

Urus ni urus ni Urus ni buzra

2:22 - 2:24 1:42 - 1:46 slightly different?
2:24 - 2:38 1:46 - 2:01

[1:44] Urus buzra Urus buzra

Urus ni askad gabil
Urus buzra Urus buzra Urus ni buzra

[1:52] Urkhas urus Urus ni buzra

Urus buzra Urus ni buzra

[1:58] Lu Lu Lu Lu Urkhas tanakhi

Urus buzra Urus buzra

    [2:03] Urus ni askad gabil Urus buzra
2:38 - 2:47 2:06 - 2:15 [2:06] Urus buzra Urus ni buzra
[2:09] Urkhas urus Urus ni buzra
[2:12] Urus buzra Urus ni buzra
    [2:15] Lu Lu Lu Lu Urkhas tanakhi
[2:18] Tanakhi urkhas Urus ni buzra
[2:21] Urkhas tanakhi Lu Lu Lu Lu
[2:23] Urkhas tanakhi Lu Lu Lu Lu
2:47 - 4:17 2:27 - 3:57 [2:26] Urus ni urus ni Urus ni buzra

[2:29] Urus buzra Urus buzra
[2:35] Urkhas tanakhi!
[2:38] Urus ni buzra!

[2:41] Arrās talbabi
[2:44] fillumā!
[2:45] fillumā!
[2:46] Ugrūd tashniki
[2:49] kurdumā, kurdumā!
[2:52] Urus urkhas
[2:55] Urkhas tanakhi!
[2:56] Urkhas tanakhi!
[2:58] Kāmin takalladi!
[3:01] Askad gabil
[3:04] Urus
[3:05] Urkhas tanakhi!
[3:06] Urkhas tanakhi!
[3:08] Kāmin takalladi!
[3:09] Ugrūd tashniki
[3:11] kurdumā!
[3:12] Urkhas
[3:14] urus

[3:33] Urus ni buzra Urkhas tanakhi
[3:36] Lu Lu Lu Lu
[3:38] Askad gabil urkhas tanakhi
[3:40] Askad gabil urkhas Lu Lu Lu Lu
[3:43] Askad gabil Urus urus
[3:45] Urus ni buzra Urkhas tanakhi
[3:47] Lu Lu Lu Lu Askad gabil urkhas tanakhi
[3:52] Askad gabil urkhas Askad gabil

[3:55] Urus ni buzra Urkhas tanakhi

Urus ni buzra Urkhas tanakhi Urus ni buzra

 

 

[4:01] Lu Lu Lu Lu Urus ni buzra
[4:04] Urkhas tanakhi Urus ni buzra
[4:07] Urkhas tanakhi Urus ni buzra
[4:10] Urkhas tanakhi Urus ni buzra
[4:13] Urkhas tanakhi Urus ni buzra
[4:16] Urkhas tanakhi Urus ni buzra urus

   

From here the chorus divides into three groups:

1. long notes
2. the chanting continues
3. deep notes in the same rhythm as timpani and deep strings - one short note and one long note (it is almost impossible to hear them under the orchestra)

 
  1 2 3
[4:19]   Urus ni buzra Urkhas tanakhi Buzra Urus
[4:22] Arras Lu Lu Lu Lu Urus ni urus ni Urus buzra
[4:25] (holding the note) Urus ni buzra urus buzra Urkhas Urus
[4:28] Ugrud Urus buzra Urus ni askad gabil Buzra Urus
[4:31] (holding the note) Urus buzra Urus buzra Buzra Askad
[4:34] Arras Urus ni buzra Urkhas urus Gabil Arras
[4:37] (holding the note) Urus ni buzra Urkhas urus Urkhas Ugrud
[4:39] Urkhas Urus ni buzra Lu Lu Lu Lu Kamin Urus
[4:42] (holding the note) Tanakhi urkhas Urkhas Arras


From here the chorus divides into two groups:

1. slower singing
2. deep notes in the same rhythm as timpani and deep strings - one short note and one long note

 
  1 2
[4:45]   Arras
[4:46] Kurduma Urkhas Urkhas
[4:49] (holding the note) Gabil Arras
[4:52] Kurdum(a) Ar- Urkhas Ugrud
[4:55] -ras Kamin Urus
[4:58] Urkhas ta- Buzra Urkhas
[5:01]  -nakhi Urus Buzra
[5:04] Urkhas Urus Buzra
[5:07] (holding the note) Askad Urus Urus



The last section with only long note stamps:

[4:46] Kurduma
[4:52] Kurdum(a)
[4:54] Arras
[4:58] Urkhas
[5:00] tanakhi
[5:04] Urkhas