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The Dwarves

Dwarf End Cap

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3|1|6 The Chalice Passed
[01:01-01:44] From the Annotated Score: "Gimli and Legolas have agreed to compete against one another in a drinking contest. While Legolas is distantly intrigued, Gimli's interest borders on obsession. He is ready to take on the Elf on a contest he is certain to win. The music returns to Dwarf style for the last time in The Lord of the Rings. As Gimli ravenously gulps his ale, Shore's score bounces with excitement, the Dwarves' open fifth intervals rebuilt into something resembling the Hobbits' End Cap: the Dwarf End Cap. Constant modulation and a warbling cor anglais line place the Dwarf on unsteady footing as it quickly becomes clear that, despite his abiding love for drink, Gimli's constitution is no match for an Elf's. With a final dizzying trill, Gimli's head meets the floor of the Golden Hall at an uncomfortably high velocity."