"Aníron" is a song in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy soundtrack. It is the theme for Aragorn and Arwen, sung by Enya, and is one of the few soundtrack themes not composed by Howard Shore.[1] The song's words do not originate from the books

Background Edit

Aníron means "I desire" in the constructed Elvish language of Sindarin. It is featured as part of the track "The Council of Elrond" in the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and is heard when Aragorn and Arwen are first alone together in Rivendell. The piece was composed and sung by Enya, and the lyrics had been written by Roma Ryan. The song was then conducted by Howard Shore and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

In November 2009, Enya released the album The Very Best of Enya, which features a version of "Aníron" with alternate lyrics from the one heard in the films or on any movie score recording.

Lyrics Edit

Sindarin Edit

O môr henion i dhû:
Ely siriar, êl síla.
Ai! Aníron Undómiel.
Tiro! El eria e môr.
I ‘lîr en êl luitha ‘úren.
Ai! Aníron...

Translation Edit

From darkness I understand the night
dreams flow, a star shines.
Ah! I desire Evenstar.
Look! A star rises out of the darkness.
The song of the star enchants my heart.
Ah! I desire....

References Edit

  1. Doug Adams, The Music of The Lord of the Rings films, pg. 166
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