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}}{{Quote|Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before; a stricken lament of terrible beauty. ''[...]'' Harry felt, as he had felt about the Phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without ... How long they stood there, listening, he did not know, nor why it seemed to ease their pain a little to listen... ''[...]'' They all fell silent. Fawkes's lament was still echoing over the dark grounds outside.|[[Fawkes]]'s lament after Dumbledore's death.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}The '''Phoenix Lament''' was a form of song expressed by [[Phoenix]]es. Its tunes were known to touch the soul, in positive or negative ways. Its most powerful performances were known to be present when the Phoenix suffers emotional instability, such as the death of its master.
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The '''Phoenix Lament''' was a form of song expressed by [[Phoenix]]es. Its tunes were known to touch the soul, in positive or negative ways. Its most powerful performances were known to be present when the Phoenix suffers emotional instability, such as the death of its master.<ref name="HBP29">{{HBP}} - Chapter 29 (''The Phoenix Lament'')</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[File:Phoenix.jpg|thumb|left|119px|Fawkes]]
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[[File:Phoenix.jpg|thumb|left|119px|Fawkes, who sang the lament.]]
When [[Albus Dumbledore]] died, his pet [[phoenix]], [[Fawkes]], sang a Phoenix Lament. It mesmerised all those gathered in the hospital wing; [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Molly Weasley]], [[Arthur Weasley]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]], [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]. After Fawkes fell silent, he left [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], only returning for his master's [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] and then departing, presumably forever.
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When [[Albus Dumbledore]] died, his pet [[phoenix]], [[Fawkes]], sang a Phoenix Lament. It mesmerised all those gathered in the hospital wing; [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Molly Weasley]], [[Arthur Weasley]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Luna Lovegood]], [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]], [[Remus Lupin]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]. The Lament was broken when Minerva burst into the [[Hospital Wing]], bringing all who were listening to it back to sense and discuss the events that had transpired. After Fawkes fell silent, he left [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], only returning for his master's [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] and then departing, presumably forever.<ref name="HBP29"/>
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==Behind the Scenes==
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* In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of {{HBP}}, the Phoenix Lament and Fawkes' departure were omitted.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{1st}}
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
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"Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before; a stricken lament of terrible beauty. [...] Harry felt, as he had felt about the Phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without ... How long they stood there, listening, he did not know, nor why it seemed to ease their pain a little to listen... [...] They all fell silent. Fawkes's lament was still echoing over the dark grounds outside."
Fawkes's lament after Dumbledore's death[src]

The Phoenix Lament was a form of song expressed by Phoenixes. Its tunes were known to touch the soul, in positive or negative ways. Its most powerful performances were known to be present when the Phoenix suffers emotional instability, such as the death of its master.[1]

HistoryEdit

Phoenix

Fawkes, who sang the lament.

When Albus Dumbledore died, his pet phoenix, Fawkes, sang a Phoenix Lament. It mesmerised all those gathered in the hospital wing; Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Luna LovegoodMinerva McGonagall, Madam Pomfrey, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour. The Lament was broken when Minerva burst into the Hospital Wing, bringing all who were listening to it back to sense and discuss the events that had transpired. After Fawkes fell silent, he left Hogwarts, only returning for his master's funeral and then departing, presumably forever.[1]

Behind the ScenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)

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