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Choral music in TOR


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I was listening to "The Occupation of Balmorra" on my mp3 player, which I've heard probably 50 times, and suddenly a burning question formed in my mind. I remembered reading that the lyrics in the Choral piece "Duel of the Fates," in Episode 1 were sung in Sanskrit, which John Williams apparently chose for it's beautiful sound. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Duel_of_the_Fates

 

But does anyone here know what the Lyrics from the Choral sections of TOR's score are written in? I would venture Latin, but haven't heard it sung, or sung it enough myself, or even heard it much obviously to actually determine that. I love that piece specifically, and the TOR score in general is brilliant. If you haven't grabbed it, I encourage you to download it.

 

If anyone knows the answer to this mystery, I would be in your debt. (Really, it will probably start driving me crazy at some point soon. Lol.) How about it? Any peeps willing to engage in a healthy, constructive dialogue concerning The music of Star Wars, Choral music, Latin, or music in general? And by constructive I mean - no flaming of fellow forum members, or the devs, or the game itself. Let's keep it positive and polite, ok? Thanks!

 

May the Force be with you all...

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Is it so hard to google that yourself ? Took me 3 minutes.

 

The lyrics are based on a fragment of an archaic Welsh poem Cad Goddeu (Battle of the Trees), and sung in Sanskrit.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad_Goddeu

 

The line that was translated to Sanskrit from Welsh when translated to English instead says "Under the tongue root a fight most dread, and another raging, behind, in the head."

Edited by HammersteinSW
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