ROTK Complete Recordings - Disc 3

Lyric Time Stamps

 

Disc One

(track number to the left)


1

Sméagol and Déagol's seduction

7

Merry and Pippin singing at Edoras

12 Arwen's vision of Eldarion

12

Life blood of the Eldar leaves Arwen

13

Remembering Boromir's wounding

14

Frodo at Minas Morgul (not in movie)

Disc Two

(track number to the left)


1

Osgiliath is overrun

1

Gandalf wards off the Nazgul

4

Faramir rides out

4

Pippin sings for Denethor

6

That mountain is evil

6

Aragorn summoned to Théoden's tent

7

Andúril revealed

9 Traveling the Dimholt Road

11

Do not look down

12

The Nazgul attack Minas Tirith

Disc Three

(track number to the left)


3

Minas Tirith is overrun

5

Drive them to the river!

9

Éowyn vs. the Witch King

10

The Death of Théoden

11

Hands of the King / hands of healer

13

This darkness will endure

15

On the side of the mountain

16

For Frodo; the final battle

16

The Moth and the Eagles

Disc Four

(track number to the left)


1

Frodo claims the Ring

1

Gollum claims the Ring

1

Frodo fights Gollum for the Ring

2

Frodo dangles

2

The Destruction of the Ring

2

The Destruction of the Barad-dûr

2

The Destruction of Mordor & Mount Doom

3

The Eagles come for Sam and Frodo

4

King Elessar sings Elendil's Oath

4 Arwen at the Coronation
7 Closing Credits : Into the West
7 Closing Credits : Arwen's Vision
8 Bilbo's Song

Notes at the bottom of the page


 

Scene: Minas Tirith is overrun +

CR-ROTK Track: The Tomb of the Stewards; 3-3

Source Text: The Nazgûl

 

This is the heard as the Army of Mordor overtakes the First Level and Gandalf gives the order to 'Fall back to the Second Level! Get the women and children out! Get them out!" Gothmog gives the order to kill everyone in the city. A long shots shows numerous fires and the citizens of the city are fleeing from the enemy. As the choirs' last note is held, Gandalf gives the order to 'Fight to the last man. Fight for you lives.'

 

[2:05] am

[2:06] na

[2:08] wae wa(th)

[2:09] goeyl

[2:12] tel-

[2:13] lin

[2:14] i

[2:16] neder

[2:21] gu(rth) re-

[2:24] nia

[2:25] me-

[2:26] di-

[2:28] tha

[2:29] han

[2:30] phan

[2:35] me-

[2:37] di-

[2:39] tha

[2:41] ar-

[2:43] dhon

 

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Scene: Drive them to the river! +

CR-ROTK Track: The Pyre of Denethor; 3-5

Source Text: On the Fields of the Pelennor

 

This is heard just after Denethor plunges to his death. The Rohirrim are fighting on the plains of the Pelennor and Théoden cries, "Drive them to the river! Make safe the city!"

 

The CR actually has two intro notes by the boy soprano that is not in the movies nor on the ROTK Live sheet music. I'm assuming it's the two syllables that would lead into the known syllables. Since I think I can hear an 'r' sound in the first syllable, I'm going with the 'e' in 'eryd' being silent. I think the mix of voices in the CR version sounds 'different' than the movie version. It's hard to tell with the noise of battle overpowering the voices somewhat in the movie.

 
  Boy Soprano
choir 1

choir 2
[2:11] er  
[2:13] i  
[2:17] (e)ryd ryd
[2:20] su-  
[2:21] i i
[2:23] ro(s)  
[2:25] ga- ga
[2:28] ran  
[2:29] dan- dan
[2:33] na(nt) na(nt)
[2:35] or  
[2:36] phe-  
[2:37] li li
[2:39] Pe-  
[2:40] le-  
[2:41] nnor nnor

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Scene: Éowyn vs. the Witch King +

CR-ROTK Track: Shieldmaiden of Rohan; 3-9

Source Text: Angmar

 

[0:35] Dollost (beats 1 & 3)
[0:38] dîr cuiol (beats 1 2 & 3)
[0:41] (ú-)'ar nin degi!
[0:45] e - li - thar aen
[0:48] A - thar fu - in
[0:51] ban Rhaw lîn man
[0:55] nen Ind tham Lanc
[0:58] na chen be- tho
[1:02] bas.

 

Each line represents a bar of music, 4 beats per bar.

 


 

Scene: The Death of Théoden +

CR-ROTK Track: The Passing of Théoden; 3-10

Source Text: Death of a King
 

[0:47] O-

[0:50] fer

[0:53] en-

[0:54] dun

[1:00] Of

[1:01] (l)y-

[1:06] re

[1:13] of

[1:16] li-

[1:19] fe

[1:22] tó

[1:28] lan

[1:30] gum

[1:38] wul

[1:41] dre

[1:45]

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Scene: The hands of the King are the hands of a healer (Arwen's Song in the Houses of Healing) -

CR-ROTK Track: The Houses of Healing; 3-11

Source Text: The Grace of the Valar; Arwen's Song

 

choir intro, from The Grace of the Valar:

[0:20] immen
[0:21] dúath caeda
[0:25] Sui tollech,
[0:27] gwanna(thach)
[0:28] omen
[0:29] Boe naid bain
[0:31] gwannathar,
[0:34] Boe cuil
[0:36] ban firitha

 

solo; from Arwen's Song

2:05 - 1:10

With a sigh
You turn away
With a deepening heart
No more words to say
You will find
That the world has changed
Forever
 

1:35 - 2:03
And the trees are now
Turning from green to gold
And the sun is now fading
I wish I could hold you
closer

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Scene: I do not believe this darkness will endure (Sissel's Song, Asëa Aranion) -

CR-ROTK Track: ; 3-13

Source Text: The Grace of the Valar

Thanks to Gwen, Aty and Sabsi for their help with these timestamps.

 

Sissel's Song which was originally written for the Houses of Healing extended scene but was bumped by Arwen's Song. Arwen's Song was originally intended for her vision of Eldarion with Aragorn but was bumped by The Evening Star by Renee Fleming. For more information on this swapping, see THESE COMMENTS by HS and DA.

From the AS-ROTK: This was originally written for the film’s Houses of Healing sequence. After “Arwen’s Song” was placed there, Shore engaged Sissel to perform “Asëa Aranion” for the film’s Fan Scroll suite (where it was called 'A Shadow Lies Between Us') .It was placed in the Complete Recordings, to represent the developing affection between Éowyn and Faramir. Doug Adams

magpie: it's worth noting that the music was not ever intended to be used for this scene with Éowyn and Faramir.

 

Choir
[2:51] na
[2:57] 'wa
[3:00] nath
[3:03] ah
[3:09] na
[3:12] dhín

Sissel:
[3:16] Boe
[3:21] naer
[3:24] gwan
[3:26] nath
[3:28] ach,
[3:30] an
[3:32] nant
[3:34] ui(ch)
[3:36] ben-
[3:38] estel
[3:42] An
[3:44] u(ich)
[3:45] gwen
[3:48] nen
[3:50] na
[3:51] rin
[3:54] gyrn
[3:57] em
[3:58] bar
[3:59] han.
[4:00] Boe
[4:01] naid
(two notes)
[4:03] gwan
[4:06] na
[4:09] thar
[4:10] Boe
[4:11] cuil
[4:12] ban
[4:13] fi
[4:14] ri
[4:15] tha.

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Scene: On the side of the mountain

CR-ROTK Track: The Mouth of Sauron; 3-15

Source Text: The Argument

 

The CR is the same as the movie but the ROTK-OST, track 15, The Black Gate Opens doesn't follow the movie exactly.
To allow for accounting between the three, I broke this scene into four subsections.

Part 1 : OST (2:03-2:28) is the same as the CR and the movie

Part 2 : OST (2:28-3:03) starts the same as the CR and the movie but veers off more and more as it progress

Part 3 : this music is not on the OST

Part 4 : OST (3:23-3:56) is the same as the CR and the movie

 

part 1: Struggling up the mountain : 5:59-6:24

three fast beats per bar, time stamps every other bar
triple dots is note sustained over a beat.

[5:59] ta ... ... ... ... ta
[6:01] han ... ... ... ... ...
[6:04] nar- ... ... ... ... nar-
[6:06] cho ... ... gurth ... ...
[6:09] gar ... ... ... ... ga(r)
[6:11] ve- ... ... ... ... ...
[6:14] thed ... ... ... ... ...
[6:16] e- ... ... ... ... ...
[6:19] ... ... ... ... ... ...
[6:21] chú- ... ... ... ... ...

 

part 2: "Do you remember the Shire, Mr Frodo?" : 6:24-7:16

“Do you remember the shire, Mr. Frodo? “It will be spring soon and the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream.“ “No, Sam. I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I... I'm....“

three fast beats per bar, time stamps every four bars
triple dots is note sustained over a beat.

[6:24] nen ... ... ... ... nen go ... ... ... ... ...
[6:29] hon ... ... ... ... ho(n) be- ... ... ... ... ...
[6:34] di- ... ... ... ... ... thon ... ... ... ... ...
[6:39] na ... ... ... ... ... meth ... ... .. ... ...
[6:44] han ... ...

... ... ...

... ... ... ... ... ...
[6:49] na(r) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[6:54] cho ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[6:59] gur(th) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[7:03] gar ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[7:09] ve- ... ... ... ... ...

thed ... ...

... ... ...
[7:14] e- ... ... ... ... ...    

 

part 3: "Naked in the dark." : 7:16-7:39

"...naked in the dark. There's nothing. No veil between me and the wheel of fire! I can see him... with my waking eyes!" "Then let us be rid of it! Once and for all!"

choir does closed humming - no lyrics

 

part 4: Sam carries Frodo. : 7:39-8:12

"Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you! Come on!"

three fast beats per bar, time stamps every four bars
triple dots is note sustained over a beat.

[7:39] na ... ... ... ... ...

... ... ...

... ... ...
[7:43] meth ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

 

four fast beats per bar, time stamps every other bar
triple dots is note sustained over a beat.

[7:47] di ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[7:53] tho(n) ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[7:58] na ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
[8:03] meth ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Scene: For Frodo; the final battle

CR-ROTK Track: For Frodo, 3-16

Source Text: For Frodo (0:08-2:00) & The Eagles (2:00-2:35)

 
  0:00 Aragorn charges
0:06 The rest charge and the battle begins

[0:08] Ae
[0:09] na
[0:10] gu-il
[0:13] nín
[0:15] e-
[0:16] gor
[0:17] na
[0:18] ngurth
[0:19] nín
[0:20] ge-
[0:21] rin le
[0:24] be-
[0:25] riad
[0:27] Le
[0:28] be-
[0:30] ri-

 

[0:31] a-
[0:32] thon
[0:34] Le
[0:36] ve-
[0:38] gil nín
[0:40] cyll e-

0:31 switch to Sam carrying Frodo

[0:42] gorv,
[0:43] Le
[0:44] a-
[0:47] nnon

0:42 Sam looks up to spy the door into the mountain

[0:50] beth

[0:53] nín

0:51 Gollum appears

(it sounds like there is a second syllable sung here. 'nin' is held over a change in notes but the choir lyrics do not show a new syllable)

[0:56] Ú-
[0:58] e-
[1:00] rir
[1:03] aen

0:56 Gollum attacks and knocks Frodo from Sam's shoulders

[1:06] han
[1:07] risto
[1:10] (Ú-e)rir
[1:12] aen han
[1:15] isto
[1:17] Mor-
[1:19] dor

1:05 Gollum gets on top of Frodo who challenges him: "You swore..."

[1:21] Eles-

1:24 Gollum answers, "I lied" and chokes him in earnest

(break in singing)

1:33 Sam throws rock at Gollum, stunning him. Gollum attacks Frodo again and Sam attacks Gollum

[1:42] -sar

[1:45] E-
[1:47] les-
[1:49] sar
[1:52] tellin
[1:55] i (chir)

1:42 switch to the battle at the Black Gate

[1:56] Gondor

[2:00] vi [orthannen im]*

1:57 Nazgul arrive

[*sung by boy soprano - it's in the choir lyrics, I can't tell if it's sung on the soundtrack or CR]

[2:03] ól
[2:06]
coll
[2:09]
e
[2:12]

[2:14] or

[2:15] hi-

2:02 switch to Sam and Gollum fighting. Sam cuts Gollum and turns to look for Frodo

[2:17] ri-

[2:18] ath naur

[2:22] na

2:18 Frodo is running for the door into the mountain

[2:25] ro-

[2:29] vail

[2:32] mae

2:26 switch to battle at BG, a Nazgul swoops down

 

The section 1:06-1:42 is not in the theatrical edition of the movie nor in the ROTK Live choir lyrics. Therefore, the lyrics for that section are determined by fans.

 

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Scene: The Moth and the Eagles Arrive

CR-ROTK Track: For Frodo, 3-16

Source Text: The Eagles

 
  Boy Soprano choir
[2:36] su- su-
[3:38] i i
[2:39] 'waew  
[2:40] man man
[2:41] prestant pres
[2:42] i ar- ar
[2:43] dhon ceri- ce
[2:46] thar aen thar
[2:47] illiad il
[2:48] dim dim il
[2:52] ú ú- il
[2:55] the the
[2:57] ne ne
[2:58] nin nin
[3:01] naur  

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These time stamps work with the Complete Recordings of the ROTK. 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 ROTK.

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 ROTK 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 me.

Not all singing that's heard in the movies or on CDs is included in the ROTK 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 ROTK 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 ROTK 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: "It’s 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 ROTK 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 (Bârîn_Katharâd)

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

 

 

 

 

 

ROTK Master Lyrics List

CR-ROTK Lyrics Disc 1CR-ROTK Lyrics Disc 2CR-ROTK Lyrics Disc 4