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One Ring to Rule Them All - Clamavi De Profundis

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Published on May 31, 2018

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Here is our version of J.R.R. Tolkien's poem, "One Ring to Rule Them All!" We hope you enjoy it:)

Album Art: Our original work

A note on our interpretation:

The One Ring is the symbol of all evil. But there are so many forms that evil can take and so it was our challenge and adventure to try and give musical form to this all encompassing evil, (while still remembering that good will always triumph over any evil).

The song begins with the legend of the forging of the rings, and our goal was to paint each of the races a little differently, including a literal interpretation of having 3, 7, 9, and 1 voices to speak for each of the rings. Then the song depicts the forging of the One Ring whilst Sauron speaks in the Black speech. The “One Ring theme” enters in, bare and minimal since no one yet knows the impact or power of this evil. The song returns to the original themes as a last glance before the one ring theme returns to overshadow them all. One by one, the themes are pulled into the vicious “ring cycle” as the music circles around, growing darker and more intense.

Evil is often at first attractive (i.e. the ring), and a person who is enslaved by a bad habit/sin (e.g. Smeagol, Isildur, etc.) often does not realize their peril until they are already caught up in the vicious cycle of evil, which in the end, leaves them empty and possessed of nothing. These are the sentiments that color the “ring cycle” of the latter part of the song.

We hope that you enjoy this song!

We are unable to get permission to sell this song so we are posting it here free for your enjoyment. If you want a copy of the mp3, we are offering it to those who support us on Patreon!

My brother composed and arranged the piece. My family sang it.

Please no bad language in the comments. We want this to be family friendly:)

Lyrics:

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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