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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.




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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