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The Return of the King (soundtrack)

The Return of the King is the seventeenth track of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Howard Shore. The 10 minute and 14 second work covers much of the "many endings" of the movie except for the Grey Havens. Featured are the talents of Sir James Galway and Renée Flemming. For the section of Aragorn’s Coronation, Viggo Mortensen provided the melody for the words of J.R.R. Tolkien:

[edit] Lyrics

Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come. In this place will I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world.

In Quenya (sung by Viggo Mortensen):

Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn’ Ambar-metta![1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King", Elendil's Oath