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The Two Towers, disc 2, track 13:

Sons of the Steward

[00:00-01:03] The Ring Quest: Evil Times
From the Annotated Score: "Cloven excerpts of Evil Times litter the scene, select pitches chipped off the figure entirely, others raising an upsetting half-step, bending the line closer to Mordor's chromatic tones."
[01:36-01:44] The Seduction of the Ring
From the Annotated Score: "Celli and basses, first in A♭ (A flat) minor then G minor, peruse the first five notes of the Seduction of the Ring theme. Boromir tried to take the Ring. Does Faramir share his weakness?"
[01:50-02:19] The Realm of Gondor (in Decline)

[03:55-04:02] The History of the Ring

[04:13-04:50] The Mordor Skip Beat accompaniment
From the Annotated Score: "A purely rhythmic variation on the Mordor Skip Beat percolates through the string writing, each statement bracketed into three identical pitches that neither rise nor shift. The utterances become more pronounced until the line breaks to the forefront of the score in a near quote of a passage from the Fellowship of the Ring's Prologue."
[05:23-05:47] The Realm of Gondor (in Decline)

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