The Revelation of the Ringwraiths

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Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All


(CR-FOTR Disc One - Track 1)

The Shadow Of The Past

The Nine ride from Minas Morgul

(FOTR - Track 3)

Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe

The Nine ride from Minas Morgul

(CR-FOTR Disc One - Track 7)

The Black Rider

Ringwraith chases the Hobbits

(FOTR - Track 5)

A Shortcut to Mushrooms

Ringwraith chases the Hobbits

(CR-FOTR Disc One - Track 12)

At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony

Ringwraiths enter Bree

(FOTR - Track 6)

The Nazgūl

Ringwraiths enter Bree

(CR-FOTR Disc One - Track 14)

A Knife In The Dark

Ringwraiths on Weathertop

(FOTR - Track 7)


Ringwraiths on Weathertop

(CR-FOTR Disc Two - Track 1)

Flight To The Ford

Ringwraiths chase Arwen and Frodo

(FOTR - Track 8)

Give Up the Halfling

Ringwraiths chase Arwen and Frodo

(CR-FOTR Disc Two - Track 3)


Wraiths on Wings

Over the Dead Marshes

(CR-TTT Disc One - Track 12)


A Coronal of Silver and Gold

not used in movie

(CR-ROTK Disc One - Track 14)


Text by Philippa Boyens
Adūnaic translation by David Salo


Lyrics from the FOTR, TTT, & ROTK Annotated Scores.


For the most part, these lyrics are sung as part of the Ringwraiths Theme. (Although the Ringwraiths Theme is also played without singing.) You will notice that most of those iterations above are from the first half of FOTR. After the Ringwraiths are overcome by the uprising of the River Bruinen, you don't really hear their theme much.


The one exception is music scored, but not used, for Frodo's encounter with Minas Morgul. To see a video combining the visuals of that scene with the unused music, go HERE.


Sung by The London Voices.


Original English

Nźbābītham Magānanź

We renounce our Maker.


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Text in black indicates English translation

Nźtabdam dāur-ad

We cleave to the darkness.

Nźpām nźd abārat-aglar

We take unto ourselves the power and glory.

īdō Nidir nźnākham

Behold! We are the Nine,

Bārī’n Katharād

The Lords of Unending Life.