18. The Fight: featured in Foundations of Stone

Words by Philippa Boyens, translated into Quenya by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published on the Internet Limited Edition website for the Two Towers Soundtrack.

Quenya

Cuiva Olórin
Nárendur [3.34]
Tira nottolya
Tulta tuolya
An mauya mahtie [3.37]
Ter oiomornie
Ter ondicilyar.
Mettanna. [2.32] [3.32]

Nurunna!

'Awake Olórin
Servant of fire
Face your foe
Summon forth your strength
For you must fight
Through endless dark
Through chasms of stone.

To the end.
To the death!'

Word-for-word translation:

'Awake Olórin

Fire-servant

Look-at foe-your

Summon strength-your

For Гость compel to-fight

Through ever-darkness

Through stone-chasms.

End-towards.

Death-towards!




19. The Abyss

(Gandalf’s fight with the Balrog): featured in Foundations of Stone

Words by Philippa Boyens, translated into Khuzdul by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published on the Internet Limited Edition website for the Two Towers Soundtrack.

Khuzdul

Irkat-lukhud ma [2.44]
katabrikihu
Ulfat-atam ma
tanakhi uduhu [3.08]
bin-nât aznân tarsisi

Bazar udu agânî-furkhîn
Gurd!
Ma nîd sakhu!
Ma satf unkhai!
Atkât zatagrafizu
Zatablugi sulluzu

'No shaft of light
Can breach it
No breath of air
Comes from it
Only an endless dark rises

Deep from the beginnings
Of the world.
Have fear.
Do not look down
Nor step too close
The silence will take you.
It will swallow you whole.'




20. The Fallen (Theoden Grives for his Son)

featured in The King of the Golden Hall

Words by Philipa Boyens, translated into Old English (Rohirric) by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published on the Internet Limited Edition website for the Two Towers Soundtrack.

Old English (Rohirric)

Hé laered hine rídan
And wealdan méce
And standan fæst
And féond ne forhtian.
Nú hé sceal leornian
Ðæt hearde sóð:
Hé raerede his cnapa
Of cilde tó menn [3.01]
Ðæt hé his déað geséo. [3.14]

Sé féond wæs simble mid heom.
Sé féond ne reccede ege.

'He taught him to ride,
To wield a sword.
To stand strong

And show his enemy no fear.
Now he must learn
The hard truth:
That he had brought his boy
From childhood.
So that he might face his death
Like a man.

The enemy was always with them.
The enemy did not care about fear.'




21. Éowyn's Dirge

featured on the TTT Extended Edition DVD

Words by Philipa Boyens, translated into Old English (Rohirric) by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

The first line is very similar to the fragment of Beowulf: (line 2265): Bealocwelm hafað fela feorhcynna forð onsended... 'Baleful death has many of my living kin sent forth...'

Old English (Rohirric)

Bealocwealm hafað fréone frecan forth onsended
giedd sculon singan gléomenn sorgiende

on Meduselde þæt he ma no wære

his dryhtne dyrest and mæga deorost.

Bealo...

'An evil death has set forth the noble warrior
A song shall sing sorrowing minstrels

in Meduseld that he is no more,

to his lord dearest and kinsmen most belover.
'An evil death...'




22. Evenstar

Text by J.R.R. Tolkien, translated into Sindarin by David Salo. It is performed by Isabel Bayrakdarian. The same words can be found in the dialogs.

Ú i vethed nâ i onnad. [0.00]

Si boe ú-dhanna.

Ae ú-esteli, esteliach nad.

Chorus in Sindarin (simultaneous with above)

Ú i vethed nâ i onnad. [0.00]

Chorus in Sindarin (alone)

Nâ boe ú i. [0.48]

II.

Solo in Sindarin

Estelio han, estelio han, estelio, [1.58]

estelio han, estelio veleth.

Chorus in Sindarin (simultaneous with above)

[Es]teliach nad, estelio han. [1.58]

I.

'Not the end [it] is the beginning.

Now it-is-necessary [that] don't-fall

If you don't-trust some-thing.'

'Not the end [it] is the beginning.'

'[It] is necessary don't that.'

II.

'Trust this, trust this, trust

Trust this, trust love.'

You trust some-thing, trust this.'




23. Entmoot: featured in Treebeard

Words by Philippa Boyens, translated into Sindarin by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published on the Internet Limited Edition website for the Two Towers Soundtrack.

Sindarin

Naur vi eryn,
lanc i dalaf.
Mathach vi geven?
Nostach vi 'wilith?
Mâb le i nagor,
Bâd gurth vi ngalad firiel.
Dorthach vi mar han?
Dagrathach go hain?

'The woods are burning,
the ground lies bare.
Do you feel it in the earth?
Can you smell it in the air?
The war is upon you,
Death moves in the fading light.
Are you part of this world?
Will you join their fight?'

Word-for-word translation:

'Fire in forest,

naked [is] the ground.

Feel-you [it] in earth?

Smell-you [it] in air?

Takes you [or you are taken by] the war,

Goes death in light fading.

Dwell-you in land this?

Will-make-war-you with them?'




24. The King (Theoden is Transformed by Gandalf): featured in The White Rider

Words by Philipa Boyens, translated into Old English (Rohirric) by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published on the Internet Limited Edition website for the Two Towers Soundtrack.

Lim-strang wæs geboren [0.12]
Bearn léod-cyninga [0.24]
Magorinc Mearces. [0.37]
Bunden in byrde tó laedenne
Bunden in lufe tó ðegnunge
Lang beadugear cýðað
Lic onginneð búgan.
Swift déadlic géar Stieppað geond willan.
Ac éagan gíet lóciað Beorhtre gesihðe;
Heorte gíet béateð.

'Strong-limbed he was born
This son of Kings;
This warrior of Rohan.
Bound by birth to lead.
Bound by love to serve.
Long years of war begin to show.
The body has begun to bend.
Swift mortal years outpace the will.
But the eyes still watch clear-sighted.
The great heart is beating still.'




25. The Missing: featured in Helm's Deep

Words by Philippa Boyens, translated into Old English (Rohirric) by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published in the CD booklet..

Old English (Rohirric)

 

Héo naefre wacode dægréd

Tó bisig mid dægeweorcum

Ac oft héo wacode sunnanwanung

Ðonne nihtciele créap geond móras

And on ðaere hwile

Héo dréag ðá losinga [3.26]

Earla ðinga ðe héo forléas. [3.35]

Héo swá oft dréag hire sáwle sincende

Héo ne cúðe hire heortan lust.

'She never watched the morning rising,

Too busy with the day's first chores,

But oft she would watch the sun's fading,

As the cold of night crept across the moors.

And in that moment

She felt the loss

Of everything that had been missed.

So used to feeling the spirit sink,

She had not felt her own heart's wish.'




26. The Call (Theoden Dresses For Battle):

featured in Helm's Deep, The Hornburg and Forth Eorlingas

Words by J.R.R. Tolkien, translated into Old English (Rohirric) by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published on the Internet Limited Edition website for the Two Towers Soundtrack.

Old English (Rohirric)

Hwær cwóm helm? Hwaer cwóm byrne? HD [0.56] H [0.45] FE [passim]
Hwær cwóm feax flówende? HD [1.06] H [1.14] FE [passim]
Hwær cwóm hand on hearpestrenge? HD [1.17]
Hwær cwóm scir fýr scinende? HD [1-29]
Hwær cwóm lencten and hærfest?
Hwær cwóm héah corn weaxende? FE [passim]
Hwá gegaderath wuduréc of
wealdholte byrnende?
Oððe gesiehth of gársecge
ðá géar gewendende?

'Where is the helm and the hauberk,
and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harp string,
and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest
and the tall corn growing?
Who shall gather the smoke of
the dead wood burning?
Or behold the flowing years
from the Sea returning?'




27. The Mearas: featured in Forth Eorlingas and The White Rider

Text based on the poem The Mearas by Philippa Boyens, translated into Old English (Rohirric) by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published only in sheet music.

Solo in Old English (Rohirric)

for ðon hé wæs scea hé fæx wæs ford ealra mé du and hé fæx hlá [2.14]

Chorus in Old English (Rohirric) (simultaneous with above):

for ðon hé waes Sceadufæx FE [2.14], WR [1:15-2:00]
hláford ealra méara

'For he was Shadow...., he, ...fax, was ...lord of all hor..., ...dow..., and he, ...fax, lord...'

'For he was Shadowfax,
Lord of all Horses.'





28. Aragorn: featured in Breath of Life

This Sindarin text is by Fran Walsh. It is performed by Sheila Chandra.

Solo [by Sheila Chandra] in Sindarin

 

Uich gwennen na 'wanath ah na dhín. [0.11]

An uich gwennen na ringyrn ambar hen.

Boe naid bain gwannathar,

Boe cuil ban firitha.

Boe naer gwannathach, [...] [1.33]

'You are not bound to loss and silence.

For you are not bound to the circles of this world.

All things must pass away,

All life is doomed to fade…

Sorrowing you must go, [and yet you are not without hope].'




29. The Ents: featured in Isengard Unleashed

Words by Philippa Boyens, translated into Sindarin by David Salo, music by Howard Shore.

Version published in the CD booklet and in the sheet music.

Chorus in Sindarin

 

rithannen i geven [2.18]

thangen i harn

na fennas i daur

ôl dûr ristannen

eryn...

Solo [Ben del Maestro] in Sindarin

...echuiannen [2.58]

i ngelaidh dagrar

ristar thynd, cúa tawar

dambedir enyd i ganed

si linna i 'waew trin 'ylf

Isto i dur i chuiyl

i ngelaidh dagrar

'Earth shakes

Stone breaks

The forest [is] at [your] door

The dark sleep is broken

The woods...

... have awoken

The trees have gone to war

Roots rend, wood bends

The Ents have answered the call

Through branches now the wind sings

Feel the power of living things

The trees have gone to war'

Word-for-word translation:

'Shaken the earth

broken the stone

at door the forest

sleep dark broken

woods awoken

the trees make-war

rend roots, bends wood

answered Ents the call

now sings the wind through-the branches

have-knowledge [of] the strength of-the living-creatures

the trees make-war'




30. Haldir's Lament: featured in Isengard Unleashed

This verse is a fragment of the Galadriel's Lament (The Fellowship of the Ring book). This Quenya text is by J.R.R. Tolkien. For its analysis see J.R.R. Tolkien The Road Goes Ever On. It is performed by Elizabeth Fraser.

Solo [by Elisabeth Fraser] in Quenya

 

Ar sindarnóriello mornie caita,

Ar ilye tier unduláve lumbule...

'And grey-country-from lies darkness,

And all roads down-licked [the] clouds...'