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ALEP 2: Where Is the Horse and the Rider?

Three versions of the poem: Professor Michael Drout, of Wheaton College, reading the original poem in Anglo-Saxon, then the group reading the version from the book. Then Lee Shamblin performs it as Theoden does in The Two Towers.

(Warning: Movie score nerdy stuff!)

There is some Anglo-Saxon in the score for the Lord of the Rings movies: the bits regarding Shadofax, for example, and the part where Gandalf first returns in "The Two Towers," and the part where the Rohirrim charge to Helm's Deep.

(Those more knowledgable, please pardon any spelling errors - this is from the text of the LOTR Symphony)

Hwaer cwom helm hwaer cwom byr hwaer cwom feax flowende
Hwaer cwom helm hwaer cwom byr hwaer cwom feax flowende
Hwaer cwom hand on hearpestrenge hwaer cwom scinende
Hwaer cwom hand on hearpestrenge hwaer cwom scinende

This is the rhythmic part heard when Gandalf returns and just before the Rohirrim charge (Try saying or singing that in a fast rhythm. It is a real tongue twister!)

Translation:
Where is the helm and the hauberk and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring and the red fire glowing?

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