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Old 02-01-2005, 03:16 PM   #41
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The first time that I saw FotR at the cinema I had tears in my eyes as we saw the Elves travelling through the Shire. The song was hauntingly beautiful and so right. It summed up everything that I had ever felt when reading about the Elves. Wonderful!

It's hard to choose a favourite song but having seen RotK most recently I would have to say 'Into The West'. However, when I watch TT I then decide on 'Gollum's Song' and then 'May It Be', seeing a pattern here?
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:29 PM   #42
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There are such a variety of good songs in LOTRs, that it is really hard to choose just one. Some of my favorite songs would have to be:

-"The Edge of Night", sung by Pippen in Gondor
-"Lothlorien" and "Gandalf's Lament" sung by a choir, though I don't know which
-"Aniron", sung by Enya as the romantic theme for Arwen and Aragorn.

I think all of these song are quite pretty with a touch of melancholy, and help to set the mood of the scenes that they are in.
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:06 AM   #43
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Clearly the one Pippin sings in Minas Tirith. I don't understand how they can take a piece from a happy walking song and make it sound it so sad and well - fatal.
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:31 PM   #44
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i dont really know why but i am partial to Pippin's song in Minas Tirith. then i enjoy the ones that Merry and Pippin sing about the Green Dragon.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:43 PM   #45
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I'm fond of Aragorn's coronation song.
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:10 PM   #46
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The song "evenstar" and "aniron" by enya in The Two Towers makes me shaking inside of me. I loved the sequence with Aragorn and Arwen with "aniron" on background during the flashback of Aragorn during their walk to the Helm's deep. Who's singing "evenstar"? Renee Flemming?

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Old 03-09-2005, 06:01 PM   #47
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Actually Evenstar is sung by Isabel Bayrakdarian. Renee Flemming sings all the songs for ROTK.
Evenstar is one of my favourites though.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:09 PM   #48
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There isn't a song that I don't like in the films.

Pippin's song at Minis Tirith is definately one of my favorites. I never would have imagined that song sung in that setting. Perhaps that was a way of reinforcing Pippin's "we have no songs for halls such as these." Still, I thought it fit perfectly.

As for the Aragorn's song @ the coronation, wasn't there something about Viggo coming up with the tune himself?
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:42 AM   #49
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My favorite songs would have to be..

3: Oh you can search far and wide
You can drink the whole town dry
But you'll never find a beer so brown
As the one we drink in our town.
You can keep your fancy Ales.
You can drink em by the flagon
but the only brew for the brave and true...
Comes from that Green Dragon! -Merry and Pippen at Edoras, EE

2#: Where once was light, now Darkness falls
Where once was love, love is no more
Dont say goodbye, Dont say i didn't try.
These tears we cry are falling rain
For all the lies you told us
The hurt, The blame.
And we will weep to be so alone
We are Lost, We can never go home.
So in the end, I'll be what i will be
No loyal fraind was ever there for me
Now we say goodbye
We say you didn't try
These tears you cry have come to late
Take back the lies
The hurt, The blame.
And you will weep when you face the end alone
You are lost, you can never go home.
You are lost, you can never go home. -Gollums song, End of The Two Towers.

1#: Home is behind, The world ahead
And there are many paths to tread.
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.
Mist and Shadow, Cloud and Shade, All Shall fade
All Shall Fade. -Pippen's Song, Return of the King.

Those are my three Favorite songs. I dont really know the names of the Songs(Exept for Gollums song) But, here they are
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:09 AM   #50
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seldom have walked the feet of men
few mortal eyes have seen the light,
that lies there ever, long and bright.
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clear is the water of your well
white is the star in your white hand,
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in dwimordeme, in lorien
more fair than thoughts of mortal men - song sung by gandalf in edoras
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:58 PM   #51
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Clearly the one Pippin sings in Minas Tirith. I don't understand how they can take a piece from a happy walking song and make it sound it so sad and well - fatal.
Yes, that's what I thought when I first read the book (sadly, not having the opportunity, like many of you, to read the book first).


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1#: Home is behind, The world ahead
And there are many paths to tread.
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.
Mist and Shadow, Cloud and Shade, All Shall fade
[I]All Shall Fade.
That is only part of it. The only chose the dark, sad parts of it.

Here is the song in full, in case you wanted to know.

And the sad thing is, I just can't shake off the tune from the movie every time I read it.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:06 AM   #52
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Pippin's song is a nice one, but I think Aragorn's coronation song is my favorite. Even when I saw it in the theaters it sent shivers up my spine, now it means even more since I know what the words mean.

I'm kind of sad that they left out the song of Durin's Folk. That one is the all time best (I even have the lyrics hanging on my bedroom wall).
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #53
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Well I personally like Gollum's song and the one Pippin sings in RoTK, but a song that is not in the movie that I like is the one Legolas sings in RotK
Legolas's Song of the Sea
To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying,
The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying.
West, west away, the round sun is falling.
Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling,
The voices of my people that have gone before me?
I will leave, I will leave the woods that bore me;
For our days are ending and our years failing.
I will pass the wide waters lonely sailing.
Long are the waves on the Last Shore falling,
Sweet are the voices in the Lost Isle calling,
In Eressëa, in Elvenhome that no man can discover,
Where the leaves fall not: land of my people for ever!
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:50 PM   #54
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My favorite bit of poetry that they borrowed from Tolkien and put into the movie is what Theoden speaks when he is being dressed by Gamling in the TT.

"Where now is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.

How has it come to this?"

I know it's not a song (actually, in the book, Aragorn sang this unabridged), but it is aboslutely amazing.

I also like Eowyns chant at Theodred's funeral.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:25 PM   #55
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Pippin's song is a nice one, but I think Aragorn's coronation song is my favorite. Even when I saw it in the theaters it sent shivers up my spine, now it means even more since I know what the words mean.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:45 PM   #56
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Gollum's Song - need I say more? One of the most haunting, mysterious songs I've ever heard. From the desolate intro music to the last lines echoing away: 'You are lost, you can never go home...'

Bilbo's Song (if that is the title) sounds so beautiful at the end of the ROTK credits - almost like it's lamenting the fact that the movie is finally at the end and that we will hear no more tales from Middle Earth.

I'd love an album just consisting of all these songs.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:03 PM   #57
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I'm rather fond of Gollum's song myself, Sir Kohran. And Pippin's. But like the sap that I am I think my favourite is Into the West. I was in an art class the other day and I was kinda tuned out, off in my own little art world, when I realized I recognized the song that was playing. It was Into the West. I was ecstatic. My art teacher is a avid LotR (and Doctor Who) fan you see.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:07 PM   #58
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I like Billy Boyd's song in RotK, All Shall Fade or whatever the title of it is. The switching between Pippin, Denethor, & Faramir and the rest of Gondor's knights just makes it that much better.
Absolutely, except I think it's called "Edge of Night" if I'm not mistaken. I'm pretty sure I cried first time I saw it...And the cinematography is absolutely gorgeous.
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If it's called anything, it ought to be called "Upon the Hearth," since it is drawn directly from that particular hobbit walking song in the first book.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:52 PM   #60
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A huge favorite of mine is the one Theoden sings in TTT while Gamling armours him. The echo effects and the light filtering through the high windows really impressed me, and Bernard Hill's voice plays out particularly well in that scene.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:29 AM   #61
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This is my favorite song, merely for the fact that when I heard it, I was forced to applaud Andy for his adorable little tune.

The rock and pool
Is nice and cool,
So good for feet!
And we only wish
To catch a fish,
So juicy sweet!


That's part of a longer song that Gollum sings in FOTR, the book.

Alive without breath,
As cold as death,
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
Clad in mail but never clinking,
Drown on dry land,
Thinks an island,
Is a mountain,
Thinks a fountain,
Is a puff of air,
So sleek, so fair,
And what a joy to meet!
We only wish
To catch a fish,
So juicy sweet!
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Loved Andy/Smegol's fish song. Makes me laugh everytime he hits that fish against the rock!
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I'd put any of the Glenn Yarbrough-sung tunes from the Rankin-Bass Return of the King over the pieces from the PJ movies.

There's an element of cheesiness, sure, but there's also a simplicity and warmth to that music that's lacking in the later films.
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I love the cartoon songs too. My other favorites in the movie is when Aragorn first sings in the EE and Pippin's song and also Into the west
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