The Blade That Was Broken

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?? Marshalling at Dunharrow ??
 Aragorn is summoned - unused in movie

(CR-ROTK Disc 2- Track 6)


Text by Philippa Boyens

Music by Howard Shore

Translated into Sindarin by David Salo

Title from text by J.R.R. Tolkien
(TTT, Book 3, Chapter VII, Helm's Deep)

The title, English Original and Sindarin translation can be found in the AS-ROTK


This is listed in the AS-ROTK as being first heard in the CR-ROTK, Disc 2, Track 6. For more information on it's possible use, go HERE.


Sung by men of The London Voices (if used in the dream cue)


Original English


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Achannen, andaminnen

Reforged, remade

Aeg a celair Sharp and bright
Naur ‘wain A new fire
An ardhon ‘wain For a new world
Dan ma istach han maetho? But you can still feel it, can’t you?
Nu lach? Beneath the flame?
I ‘was dín The stain of it.
Sereg in iorath The blood of the old
I hautha den na daew That seeped into the hilt.
Lungas e ndaged The weight of killing,
I hardhant i chathol. That tempered the blade.
Ortho i vegil Elessar Take up the sword, Elessar
Rango in gyrth Embrace the dead,
An le rangatha gurth For death shall yet embrace you.

TTT, Book 3, Chapter VII, Helm's Deep

A shout went up from wall and tower: 'Andúril! Andúril goes to war. The Blade that was Broken shines again!'