Aragorn and Arwen's Theme,
"Aníron"

Aragorn and Arwen, in The Fellowship of the Ring, stand on a bridge in Rivendell and commit themselves to each other while this beautiful music is sung by Enya.

"Aníron" means "I Desire" in Elvish.  You can read the translation from Elvish  into English in this video:

It is difficult to capture the stillness of this amazing music on the piano. When you come right down to it, the piano is a PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT, and this song is like a long, long breath.

What can be done?  I'm a pianist and I want to play it on the piano!  To the rescue: a very light touch and lots of pedal will help.

Here is the arrangement for piano, just part of the page.  This music is copyrighted, and the only way I can offer it to you, unlike most of the music on my site, is to send you over to SheetMusicPlus.

** Update 12/3/22: Hal Leonard music publishing company has been unable to renew the licenses for any music from LOTR & The Hobbit!! **
I'm not sure what this means as far as the ability to download this beautiful music currently.

Grrrr.... this makes me very sad.  There is so much amazing music in the LOTR movies, and existing arrangements are, SOME of them, just a bit pathetic, and NON-pianistic.  

If they intend to block other arrangers from making beautiful and approachable versions of the LOTR music, then they ought to work at improving what their own arrangers have come up with.

I do have other arrangements, that I just haven't gotten around to uploading to Hal Leonard's ArrangeMe site yet...

I'm leaving this page up.  Perhaps things will change.

This beautiful music is two pages.  I'm showing you just the top half of page one.

The notes of this piano arrangement are not difficult; what may be a challenge is the CONTROL that is necessary for a subdued sound in the left hand that still allows the right hand melody to sing!

The grace notes are very easy; they might be your student's first exposure to little extra notes added to the melody.

Piano sheet music for "Aniron," the theme song of Aragorn and Arwen in The Fellowship of the Ring movie.

More challenges for your early intermediate student: the left hand sneaks up into treble clef several times.  And the right hand is playing up in the rafters!  Good reading practice.

This is probably the SOFTEST and most tender of all the music from The Lord of the Rings, except perhaps in The Hobbit when Kili is healed by the beautiful elf Tauriel (NOT in the book!). More music is coming, rougher and fiercer! (APPARENTLY NOT NOW, since the bad news from Hal Leonard.)

This "simple" song is the kind of piece that makes an audience hold their breath at a recital.  Let your student make that happen!  Check it out at SheetMusicPlus.com.  







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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.