Passing of the Elves, Pinned Down

When Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring came out, there was a scene that haunted me: when Frodo and Sam see the passing of the elves. What they sing is just eerie beyond belief.

Well, now the lyrics are available on the “Complete Recordings” CD/DVD set: the entire choral piece, which surprised me in how eerie it remained over the entire song, instead of petering out (we hear less than a minute in the extended edition of the movie).

The entire song:

A Magpie’s Nest translates the lyrics and makes other notes.

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