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The Return of the King, disc 1, track 10:

The Palantír

[00:00-00:35] The Ring Quest: Evil Times
From the Annotated Score: "Pippin too, it seems, is now awake. In his eyes is the same haunted look as before. Restlessly he pulls back his bedding and begins to walk towards the sleeping Gandalf. In two-part harmony, strings coupled with flute play the score's first strains of Evil Times, with a slightly stretched contour, intimating that Pippin is not entirely himself. The writing becomes increasingly chromatic until Pippin's goal becomes clear - he wants another look at the palantír."
[00:35-00:51] The Evil of the Ring (Sauron/Mordor)
From the Annotated Score: "As Pippin pulls the orb from Gandalf's hand, a new Ring theme coupling begins. In a streamlined four-note phrase Shore introduces a line that lies somewhere between the Ring's Evil and History themes, yet at the same time suggests the shape of Evil Times. Does the theme suggest that the Ring's yet-unwritten history will inevitably bring it to evil purpose? Is it simply a musical warning, highlighting the imperative nature of the heroes' quest? A threat lobbed from Mordor?"
[00:35-00:51] The History of the Ring

[00:35-00:51] The Ring Quest: Evil Times

[00:57-01:06] Mordor Descending Third *
From the Annotated Score: "But there's no time for such considerations. Pippin's vision in the palantír overwhelms his senses, and exposes him to the Enemy. The orchestra lurches, igniting into a blaze of furious string and wind textures over hammering timpani attacks. Bisecting the musical madness, the Descending Third figure marches out of Sauron's mind."
[01:06-01:28] The Evil of the Ring (Sauron/Mordor)
From the Annotated Score: "Pippin's vision in the palantír overwhelms his senses, and exposes him to the Enemy. The Evil of the Ring plays out in its traditional guise, creating a semi-canon by allowing the rhaita to enter just after the orchestral winds."
[02:29-02:41] The Evil of the Ring (Sauron/Mordor)
From the Annotated Score: "Gandalf shakes Pippin, waking him, and demands to know what he has seen. A haze of low and high clusters shroud Pippin's vision in mystery, but one line rises horrifyingly to the surface. The History/Evil hybrid, now in a more developed six-note guise, again plays as Pippin describes his vision of the White Tree of Gondor engulfed in flame."
[02:29-02:41] The History of the Ring

[02:44-02:59] The Realm of Gondor (in Decline)
From the Annotated Score: "Gandalf confers with Théoden and Aragorn, tells them of Pippin's vision, and explains that they now know that Sauron will strike Minas Tirith. Aragorn offers to journey to Minas Tirith, but Gandalf refuses the offer. Beginning with a pedal C, the Gondor theme descends ominously through the orchestra creating a collective pyramid cluster."
[02:59-03:09] All Shall Come to Darkness: The Army of the Dead
From the Annotated Score: "Its conclusion is intercepted by an eerie brume of high strings, introducing, in miniature, the music of the Army of the Dead. Gandalf tells Aragorn that he must come to Minas Tirith by another road. "Follow the river. Look to the black ships.""

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