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Postby Hampie » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:21 pm

For immersion purposes, I would find it both fun and entertaining to listen to music in latin — is there any? Christian psalms and all, but, a day with Dies Iræ all long would give me nightmares when thinking about what the lyrics actually mean; also, it is often very hard to grasp what words are actually sung in many of these psalms, that, or the same short sentence is sung repetitively for a long while (I’m thinking about the popular rendering of Ave Maria, where half the song is ‹Ave maria gratia plena› dragged out and repeated).

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Re: Latin music

Postby motchmaster » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:17 pm

I've been on the search for the same thing a year ago. Depending how hard you looked, I may not be of much help.

Of course, there's always Adeste Fideles. Even though I'm nonreligious, I don't find it too bad to listen to.

Here is a fandub of a Disney song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wbv6ly9kXM

Wish more of stuff like that is made. Those Disney songs were fun.

Someone made a set of lyrics to sing along with the Superman theme. Easy enough to Google it.

Ode to Joy has a set of Latin lyrics, but I've never been impressed with it; and the meaning is completely different from the original German.

There's a PS2 game called Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. One of the main songs, "Unsung War" is in Latin, but it's in that church Latin choirs with repeating lyrics that you can hardly hear.
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Re: Latin music

Postby Sinister Petrus » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:34 pm

Maybe not what you're looking for in terms of content, but it is Latin. The good folks at Bolchazy-Carducci have translated some children's songs into Latin and made them available for download.

http://ipodius.bolchazy.com/Audio/Popularia.html

Tunberg and Minkova have also translated several Mother Goose rhymes into Latin and packaged it with a CD.

http://www.amazon.com/Mater-Anserina-Po ... 314&sr=8-1

Of course, given that you may be Swedish by culture you may not be familiar with some of these. Or I could be completely wrong.

Oh, and if you're a Black Sabbath fan:

http://www.amazon.com/Sabbatum-Medieval ... 388&sr=1-1
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Re: Latin music

Postby dlb » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:22 pm

One of the reasons I began to study Latin was in order to understand Bach. With the liner notes you usually get the lyrics. Have fun.
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Re: Latin music

Postby Bedell » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:56 pm

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Re: Latin music

Postby Bedell » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGJGd4yZ ... re=related

Reminds me of my graduation at Glasgow University many moons ago.
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