Favourites with (pseudo-)Latin lyrics


7 Dic 2009, 23:12

Here is my unsorted top of favourite tracks with Latin lyrics or with 'inspired by Latin' lyrics. Majority of tracks are dark and not very cheerful, so if you like pop music, this tracks are probably not for you. Here:

  • Enae Volare and Enae Volare Mezzo by Era
    It is believed that this composition is written in the artificial language and has no meaning. On the other hand, words are chosen so that it sounds very interesting and a bit 'diabolus' ) And I really like its video.


  • Is Nomine Vacans by Corvus Corax
    This track is a bonus on Gothic 3 soundtrack CD. It uses the musical theme of the game composed by Kai Rosenkranz.
    Is nomine vacans liberarit vobis ex serbitus [x2]
    Is nomine vacans reddet vobis ars magica [x4]
    Is nomine vacans liberarit vobis ex serbitus
    Movemini Vengarderis solum locus liber mundi
    Advemini custos templorum
    Is nomine vacans liberarit vobis ex serbitus [x2]
    Movemini Vengarderis solum locus liber mundi
    Advemini custos templorum

  • A Call to Arms by Jason Hayes
    This track is part of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft
    Gloria - Glory
    Honorifice - Honour
    Pralium Facio - Join the Battle
    Animus - Courage
    Gradior Quo - By Marching into Death
    Prodo - We are Delivered
    In Excelsis - Excellence
    Precedo - In the Highest
    Bellator - Warrior
    Decerte - Will Fight to the Death
    Adversa - Against all Enemies
    Incurro - Attack
    Invadoria - Invade
    Desideratus Fatum - Welcome to the Destiny
    Desideratus Bellum - Welcome to the War

  • Pestis Cruento by Daniel Bernstein
    Song from video game Blood. The plot of this game tells the story of the cult "The Cabal". Members of this cult worship the forgotten god Tchernobog (from Russian Чернобог – The Black God). The Cabal Language is the offical language of the Cabal, known to them as the Dark Wisdom (Domus Durbentia). It is a derivative of Latin and Sanskrit and has two forms - formal and colloquial. The title of this track means "blessed (formal)" and the song sounds like monks chanting.
    pestis cruento vilomaxus pretiacruento cruento pestis shaantitus shatruex infuscomus lokemundux bhuudesco cruentu paashaeximus profanuxes durbentia pretaanluxis bhuuesco praaNsilenux infirmux cruonit bhuudesco invisuu bhuudesco cru-shen-ta-us (cruensseasrjit?) cay-oo-n-to (cruentu?) invisuu caecux shatruex pretiacruento geropayati pretiacruento cruento pestis shatruex prayaNavita domus-bhaava infuscomus lokemundux cruento paashaeximus

    Possible translation:
    blessed order blood heaven curse chaos enemies make dark world become blood hungry ecstasy pray wisdom living dead be spirit foreigner bloodthirsty become hate become bloodshed? bloodhungry? hate unbeliever/humanity enemies blood heaven possesses curse enemies massacre home make dark world ecstasy

  • Pax Deorum by Enya
    Ambient song with Latin & Irish Gaelic lyrics.
    ..domineoveniteosacramentum(discesm)eodeo domineoveniteosacramentum(discesm)eodeo domineoveniteosacramentum(discesm)eodeo.. athairarneamhdialinn..athairarneamhdialiom Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse supremum. Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse supremum.

    Possible translation:
    Peace of the Gods
    Heavenly father, God is with us..
    Heavenly father, God is with me
    Believe that every day has
    dawned for you as the last.
    Believe that every day has
    dawned for you as the last.)

  • Ave Satani by Jerry Goldsmith
    "Ave Satani" is the theme song to the film The Omen (1976). It was composed by Jerry Goldsmith and won him an academy award. The Omen won an Oscar for Best Score, with Ave Satani nominated for Best Song, one of the few foreign language (Latin) songs ever to be nominated.

    The title means "Hail Satan" in Latin, in opposition to "Ave Christi". In an interview, Goldsmith says that his idea was to create a kind of Satanic version of a Gregorian chant and came up with ideas while talking with the London choir-master of the orchestra that was helping him. He decided to create something like a Black Mass, inverting Latin phrases from the Latin Mass. The choir-master, according to Goldsmith, was an expert in Latin and helped him come up with phrases - instead of saying "Hail Mary", they decided on "Hail Satan", and so on.Sanguis Bibimus ("We drink the blood.")
    Corpus Edimus ("We eat the body.")
    Tolle Corpus Satani! ("Elevate the body of Satan!")
    Ave! ("Hail!")
    Ave, Ave! Versus Christus! ("Hail, Hail Anti-Christ!")
    Ave Satani! ("Hail Satan!")
    I am not a Satanist and not a Christian, so I like it. I also like its another version: GregorianAve Satani (The Omen).


  • Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
    Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff between 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis ("Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images.") Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, the musical triptych that also includes the cantata Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The best-known movement is "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (O Fortuna)" that opens and closes the piece.


  • Consign to Oblivion (A New Age Dawns, Part 3) by Epica
    This song has English lyrics and only one Latin phrase [6:47 - 6:58], but I love it very much. Oblivisci tempta quod didicisti

    Try to unlearn all that you've learnt

So if you know good songs with Latin lyrics, please let me know. Let me know if you can give me lyrics of listed songs without it or if you can improve existing translations.


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