The Truth And The Light : Music From The X Files

The Truth & The Light contains music from the first three seasons of XF (up to 3X14: Grotesque), released as Season 4 was about to begin airing. Around that time, the XF main theme was a great hit! There is so much more music composed by Mark Snow that is worthy of a release...

I've tried to identify the episodes in which the music was used, and the episodes from which the dialogue comes from. There are some holes still (tracks 11, 17) -- any help to get rid of those question marks is welcome.

Track Length Latin meaning Music episode Dialogue episode
1 Introitus: Praeceps Transito Spatium 1:51 The Beginning: Quickly Across the Void Made especially for the CD by Jeff Charbonneau (elements used in 2X19: Død Kalm)
3X13: Syzygy (Mulder's monologue on Earth, distorted -- actually it sounds more like Chris Carter reading his own script); "The truth" and "The truth is out there" must also be Carter
2 Materia Primoris: The X-Files Theme (Main Title) 3:22 Main Title [Opening & end titles, extended]
3 Raptus 3:16 Abduction 1X79: Pilot
1X79: Pilot (W.B.Davis (CSM) paraphrasing Dr. Werber and Billy Miles: "Tell me about the light. When did you first see it?" "I was in the woods. I think I was in the woods. Afraid. Afraid. I'm afraid. I'm afraid.") & 2X05: Duane Barry (Mulder & Duane on abductions)
4 Adflatus 3:36 One Breath 2X08: One Breath 3X01: The Blessing Way (Scully in hypnosis) & 3X16: Apocrypha (CSM: "You can trust all of us.")
5 Deverbero 1:28 Thrashing 2X22: F. Emasculata
2X10: Red Museum (Mulder & Scully on DNA tests)
6 Cantus Excio 4:42 Rousing Song 2X21: The Calusari (variation heard in 2X25: Anasazi)
2X21: The Calusari (the boy Michael Holvey speaks Romanian)
7 Mercutura 3:23 Merchandise 1X13: Genderbender (variations heard in 1X16: E.B.E., 1X18: Shapes, 2X18: Fearful Symmetry, 2X24: Our Town, 3X09: Nisei, 3X13: Syzygy, 4X12: Kaddish, and MillenniuM's 2x12: Luminary, 2x19: Anamnesis) 2X25: Anasazi (Bill Mulder on the "merchandise")
8 Lamenta 1:48 Lamentation 1X22: Roland 3X02: Paper Clip (Scully: "There is no justice"); 2X08: One Breath (Mulder: "I want an answer" X: "There are no answers for you Mr Mulder. They only have one policy: deny everything") & 2X22: F. Emasculata (CSM: "The truth would have caused panic" Mulder: "Why weren't we told the truth?" CSM: "What's the truth, Agent Mulder?")
9 Insequi 1:37 Pursuit 3X08: Oubliette
10 Otium 1:43 Peace 1X03: Conduit (W.B.Davis (CSM): "The truth is negociable", recorded for the CD)
11 Dubitatio 2:49 Uncertainty First part: 1X06: Ghost in the Machine
Second part (2:12-end): ? (variation heard in 2X22: F. Emasculata)
1X01: Deep Throat (Final talk between Mulder & Deep Throat)
12 Iter 1:20 The Walk 3X09: Nisei
13 Progigno de Axis 1:35 Bring Forth from the Heavens 3X09: Nisei
2X25: Anasazi (Final phone call between Mulder & Scully)
14 Carmen Amatorium ex Arcanum 2:39 Secret Song from Loved Ones 2X07: 3
2X22: F. Emasculata (Skinner: "I'm saying this as a friend. Watch your back. This is just the beginning.")
15 Facetus Malum 2:42 Graceful Evil 2X20: Humbug
16 Memoria 2:02 Remembering 1X18: Shapes
3X01: The Blessing Way (Albert Holsteen on the truth)
17 Mitis Lumen 2:41 Soft Light 2X23: Soft Light ?! ("Aliens of planet Earth, you can talk to me" ?!); 2X06: Ascension (Scully: "Mulder!"), 2X25: Anasazi (CSM: "Burn it!") & 1X79: Pilot (W.B.Davis (CSM) as Dr. Werber: "When did you first see the light" D.Duchovny (Mulder) as Billy Miles: "I was in *. I'm afraid. I'm afraid.")
18 Fides Fragilis 1:35 Fragile Faith 1X23: The Erlenmeyer Flask
2X16: Colony (Mulder's opening monologue) & 1X79: Pilot (D.Duchovny (Mulder) as Billy Miles: "I'm afraid. I'm afraid they're coming back")
19 Exoptare ex Veritas 1:30 Desire for the Truth 3X08: Oubliette 3X02: Paper Clip (Final talk between Mulder & Scully)
20 Kyrie 2:57 The Truth First part (0-1:42): made especially for the CD by Jeff Charbonneau
Second part (1:42-end):
3X14: Grotesque
G.Anderson (Scully) must have recorded these just for the CD release: "Truth"; "Deny"; "Everything"
"Apology is Policy" and the news flash in the second part of the track must have been made for the CD as well
21 The X-Files Theme (Flexifinger Terrestrial mix) 4:24

[main theme remix by Flexifinger, aka Ian Kenneth Masterson & David Green]

Release date : September 30, 1996
Composed, Produced & Performed by : Mark Snow
Concept & Sound design by : Jeff Charbonneau
Engineered & Mixed by : Larold Rebhun
Words by : Chris Carter

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