FOTR Complete Recordings - Disc 1

Lyric Time Stamps

 

Disc One

(track number to the left)


1

Opening credits

1

Prologue - Ringwraith Theme

1 Gollum takes the Ring into the MM

3

Gandalf arrives in the Shire

7

Bilbo leaves the Shire

7

The Nine ride from Minas Morgul

7

Isildur's Account of the Ring

7 Merry and Pippin Drinking Song

10

Frodo and Sam spy the Wood Elves

11

The Wizards fight at Isengard

12

Ringwraith chases the Hobbits

14

Ringwraiths enter Bree

14

Aragorn sings in the Marshes

Disc Two

(track number to the left)


1

Ringwraiths on Weathertop

2

The Moth

3

Arwen arrives at Trollshaws

3

Ringwraiths chase Arwen and Frodo

3

Arwen's gift of Grace

4

The Moth returns

4

Welcome to Rivendell

4 Sam Packs to Return to the Shire

7

Arwen and Aragorn on the bridge

9

Gilraen's Grave

9

Leaving Rivendell

10

Boromir's Seduction

11

The Door of Moria

12

The long, dark of Moria

14

Dwarrowdelf

Disc Three

(track number to the left)


1

The Balrog

1

Gandalf has fallen

2

Entering Lorien

2

Climbing stairs Caras Galadhon

2

Lrien Elves' Lament for Gandalf

3

Galadriel's Mirror

4

Gift of the Elven Cloaks

4

Leaving Lorien

4

The Argonath
5 Seduction of Aragorn
5 Merry and Pippin divert Uruks
5 Redemption of Boromir
6 Wounding of Boromir
6 Death of Boromir
8 May It Be
9 In Dreams
9 Rivendell Theme
Notes at the bottom of the page

 

Scene: Opening credits +

CR-FOTR Track: Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All; 1-1

Source Text: Footsteps of Doom, Lament for Gandalf, chorus (nauva)

 

[00:06] Man
[00:09] Ammen
[00:10] Toltha
[00:11] I
[00:12] Dann
[00:13] hen
[00:13] Morn
[00:19] Si
[00:21] Danna-
[00:23] atha
[00:24] Nauva

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Scene: Prologue - Orc Army attacks the Last Alliance - Sauron attacks the Last Alliance +

CR-FOTR Track: Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All; 1-1

Source Text: Revelation of the Ringwraiths

[2:18] nn-
[2:20] kham npm
[2:24] (a)brat
[2:26] aglar
[2:29] nb
[2:31] kathard
[2:34] Nidir
[2:37] nn
[2:40] nb
[2:41] b
[2:42] thm
(d)ur

[3:00] nn
[3:03] kham npm
[3:05] (a)brat
[3:08] aglar

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Scene: Prologue - Gollum takes the Ring into the Misty Mountains (voice over shot of Misty Mountains)

CR-FOTR Track: Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All; 1-1

Source Text: The Prophecy +

 

[5:33] Ter
[5:35] c
[5:37] no
[5:39] Nu
[5:41] ru
[5:43] va

Thanks to TheTennisBallKid for noticing this music. It is the same as the (mostly unused) music heard on the regular FOTR soundtrack CD, track 1, The Prophecy which certainly uses singing. TTBK hears singing on the CR-FOTR as well, and I agree - although it is very soft. The Annotated Score, however, does not list "The Prophecy" as a source text.

 


 

Scene: Gandalf Arrives in the Shire

CR-FOTR Track: Bag End; 1-3

Source Text: The Road Goes Ever On

 

[0:05 - 0:28]

(humming)
Down from the door where it began.
(humming)
And I must follow, if I can,

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can.

 

 

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Scene: Bilbo Leaves the Shire

CR-FOTR Track: Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe; 1-7

Source Text: The Road Goes Ever On

 

[3:49 - 4:06]

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can.

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Scene: The Nine ride from Minas Morgul

CR-FOTR Track: Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe; 1-7

Source Text: Revelation of the Ringwraiths +

 

[06:23] Nb
[06:25] btham
[06:27] Mag
[06:29] nan

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Scene: Gandalf reads Isildur's Account of the Ring +

CR-FOTR Track: CR-FOTR Track: Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe; 1-7

Source Text: Seduction of the Ring


[07:14] I
[07:17] tu
[07:19] o,
[07:22] I
[07:24] ma
[07:27] cil
[07:29] Nai
[07:31] lel
[07:34] yat
[07:37] t
[07:39] ren
[07:41] na

 

The FOTR Annotated Score says that the Seduction of the Ring can first be heard in Disc 2, Track 10 (Boromir's Seduction on Caradhras). But according to Incanus, Doug Adams has verified that the lyrics here are from the Seduction of the Ring and that he wanted to lessen confusion by keeping the Seduction lyrics associated with the Seduction Theme. (One has to wonder from what other 'confusions' we are being protected.) Sabsi has verified these lyrics by consulting the choir's music for the FOTR Live symphony.

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Scene: Merry and Pippin Drinking Song at the Green Dragon Inn

CR-FOTR Track: Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe; 1-7

Source Text: Hey, Ho! To the Bottle I Go

 

[8:29 - 8:52]

Hey ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe
Rain may fall and wind may blow
But there still be
Many miles to go
Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain
And the stream that falls
From hill to plain
Better than rain or rippling brook
Is a mug of beer inside this Took

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Scene: Frodo and Sam spy the Wood Elves

CR-FOTR Track: The Passing of the Elves; 1-10

Source Text: The Passing of the Elves

 

[00:00] Fanuilos heryn aglar
[00:10]
Rn athar annn-aearath,
[00:20] Calad ammen i reniar
[00:30] Mi aladhremmin ennorath!
[00:40] A Elbereth Gilthoniel
[00:50] I chn a thl lin mriel
[01:00] Fanuilos le linnathon
[01:09] Ne ndor haer thar i aearon.
[01:20] A elin na gaim eglerib
[01:30] Ned n ben-anor trerennin
[01:39] Si silivrin ne pherth waewib
[01:48] Cenim lyth thlyn thuiennin.
[01:58] A Elbereth Gilthoniel
[02:08] Men echenim s derthiel
[02:17] Ne chaered hen nu aladhath
[02:27] Ngilith or annn-aearath.

 

this version is longer than on the FOTR EE DVD

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Scene: The Wizards fight at Isengard +

CR-FOTR Track: Saruman the White; 1-11

Source Text: The Black Speech Ring Verse

 

[03:24] Ash Burz-Durbagu
[03:28] Burzum ishi
[03:31] Daghburz-ishi
[03:35] makha
[03:39] gulshu darulu
[03:44] Ash
[03:46] Burz
[03:48] dur-
[03:50] ba-
[03:52] gu
[03:54] bur-
[03:57] zum
[03:59] i-
[04:00] shi

 

The singing on the OST Is a little longer.

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Scene: Ringwraith chases the Hobbits +

CR-FOTR Track: A Shortcut to Mushrooms; 1-12

Source Text: Revelation of the Ringwraiths
Thanks to Sabsi for providing corrections via the FOTR Live choir music and to Danijel for providing a second opinion on time stamps.

 

[01:47] n
[01:50]
pm
[01:53]
nd

 

This is a little longer on the OST than on the CR and the OST has another short phrase not heard on the CR.
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[03:12] Nb
[03:15] btham
[03:16] mag
[03:18] nan
[03:22] Brn
[03:24] kathard Ni
[03:26] dir
[03:28] nn
[03:30] dur-ad

 

3:24 - end:  "Kathard" is pronounced very fast, only "d" is long at the end of the word - it is the same rhythm as the trumpets. "Dur" is pronounced as short and then long note, with drum beats underneath - "d" on the first beat, "ur" on the second and lasting to the fourth, "ad" is on the fifth beat and held long. D. Legin

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Scene: Ringwraiths enter Bree  +

CR-FOTR Track: The Nazgl; 1-14

Source Text: Revelation of the Ringwraiths

 

[00:55] Br
[00:57] 'n Kathard
[01:00] d
[01:03] Nidir
[01:06] nn
[01:08] kham
npm
[01:11] brat
[01:14] aglar

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Scene: Aragorn sings in the Marshes

CR-FOTR Track: The Nazgl; 1=14

Source Text: The Song of Lthien

 

[04:36] Tinviel
[04:41] elvanui
[04:45] Elleth alfirin
[04:49] edhelhael
[04:53] O hon ring
[04:56] finnil fuinui
[05:01] A renc gelebrin
[05:05] thiliol

 

this version is longer than on the FOTR EE DVD

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These time stamps work with the Complete Recordings of the FOTR. If the song is on the regular or special edition CDs, you could find those timestamps on that track's cue by cue. To determine which track any song is on, you could consult the Master Lyrics List for the FOTR.

Numbers after the scene indicate Disc and Track.

Sources for these lyrics as sung and their timestamps were developed over time, from many resources, and by many people. The most current source we have are the phonetic lyrics given to the choir for the FOTR Live to Projection Symphony. The work of figuring how to match source material with the phonetic lyrics and how to set them with timestamps has been done primarily by Sabsi with proofing and additional contributions by Danijel and myself.

Not all singing that's heard in the movies or on CDs is included in the FOTR Live Symphony. Some are from extended scenes (and the Live to Projection series involves the theatrical editions of the movies) or from Fan Club scrolls. Or maybe they're an alternate version of score found on one of the CDs. For those pieces, we are left utilizing a variety of resources---all limited in their own way. These include:

  • The FOTR Annotated Score : This provides only the sketchiest of information about the lyrics. We are only told in which track each source song is used first. Successive uses aren't indicated and neither are we told which lines are sung.

  • Musical notation : These sources include primarily MusicNotes sheet music and notation found in the CR Liner notes.

  • Our own ears : This is the resource we started with that we relied upon greatly. Sometimes is served us well. Sometimes not. I once said, "Although we all are exacting in our labors, our ears are human, not Elven. We are making our best guesses sometimes. One of us hears 'ah' and the other hears 'nah'. I also am beginning to suspect that there's quite a bit of counterpoint singing going one, either between a choir and a soloist, or between different sections of the choir. We may never know what some of these lyrics are for sure."

    For those songs that are not in the FOTR Live Symphony, we may-in fact-never know what's sung for sure. There has never been any eagerness to provide this information in any official way. Whether the lyrics as sung followed the source text in a comprehensible way or not, Shore's intention was: "Its more about sound than about meaning." (comment by Doug Adams) So, if it's not supposed to 'make sense' (the thinking goes), there's no reason for us to know what is being sung. My point is, I don't care if it makes sense either. I just want to sing along. So far, my point hasn't been proven persuasive.

Thanks: as I said before, all of the most recent work involving the TT Live Symphony has been done by Sabsi with some help from Danijel and myself. Whether that information confirmed what we had before or completely replaced what we thought before or filled in what we had no clue before... lots of people contributed to what we 'had before'. Those people include:

Ainu Laire

Angela "Aty" Ferreira

Danijel Legin (Brn_Kathard)

Elvenscribe07

 

Gwen Lloyd

Imladir

Incanus (Mikko Ojala)

Kurt Milano (Ridan)

 

Lisa Graves

MinasMorgul

Sabsi Fronek

TheTennisBallKid

 

Turesse

Tyrhael

Zigur

and the ones who started it all:

Ryszard Derdzinski and the folks at Gwaith-I-Phethdain

 

 

 

 

 

                

FOTR Master Lyrics List

CR-FOTR Lyrics Disc 1CR-FOTR Lyrics Disc 2CR-FOTR Lyrics Disc 3