Tuesday, May 07, 2002

LOTR Songbook - Xoanon @ 12:16 PST
From: Rayvah

I work at a division of Barnes 'n Noble and the date listed in our computer as being able to order the sheet music was April 28th. I ordered a copy and it is quite nice! Makes me wish I could play or read music...

The cover is of the theatre movie poster and inside there are a couple picture spreads (the Ring Wraiths, a picture of Frodo with Sting, The hobbits on Weathertop, Saruman, Orcs, Gandalf in Moria, and the front of a Lothlorien boat)

The songs featured in the book are:
Aniron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)
The Prophecy
Many Meetings
Lament For Gandalf
In Dreams
May it Be

It even includes the English translation for "Lament For Gandalf" since Legolas wouldn't tell us! It was based on a poem written by Philippa Boyens.

Olorin who once was...
Sent by the Lords of the West
To guard the lands of the east
Wisest of all Maiar
What drove you to leave
That which you loved?

No more will you wander
The green fields of this earth
Your journey has ended in darkness

The bonds are sundered,
The spirit is broken,
The flame of Arnor has left this World.

A great light has gone out.

Our love for this land
Is deeper than the deeps
Of the sea.
Our regret is undying
Yet we will cast all away
Rather than submit
What should be shall be

Order the LOTR songbook here