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Music in Latin I Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Latin Language

In this post I will introduce you to some music in Latin. I mean music which lyrics are in Latin, not latin music 😉

Delenda Carthago (Franco Battiato, Caffé de la Paix, 1993)

(Lyrics are in Italian and Latin)

PER TERRE INCOGNITE VANNO LE NOSTRE LEGIONI

A FONDARE COLONIE A IMMAGINE DI ROMA

“DELENDA CARTHAGO”

CON LE DITA COLORATE DI HENNA SU PATRIZI TRICLINI

SI GUSTANO CARNI SPEZIATE D’AROMI D’ORIENTE;

IN CALICI FINEMENTE SCREZIATI FRUSCIANO I VINI,

LE ROSE, IL MIELE,

NEI CIRCHI E NEGLI STADI

S’AMMASSANO TURBE STRAVOLTE

A CELEBRARE RITI DI SANGUE.

…CONFERENDIS PECUNIIS

ERGO SOLLICITAE TU CAUSA, PECUNIA, VITAE!

PER TE INMATURUM MORTIS ADIMUS ITER;

TU VITIIS HOMINUM CRUDELIA PABULA PRAEBES,

SEMINA CURARUM DE CAPITE ORTA TUO.

CANTICORUM IUBILO

REGI MAGNO PSALLITE, PSALLITE.

IAM RESULTENT MUSICA

UNDA, TELLUS, SIDERA,

PERSONANTES ORGANIS IUBILATE, IUBILATE.

 

O Caritas (Cat Stevens, Catch Bull at Four, 1972)

HUNC ORNATUM MUNDI

NOLO PERDERE,

VIDEO FLAGARE

OMNES RES,

AUDIO CLAMARE HOMINES.

NUNC EXTINGUITUR

MUNDI ET ASTRORUM LUMEN,

NUNC CONCIPITUR

MALI HOMINIS CRIMEN.

TRISTITIA ET LACRIMIS

GRAVIS EST DOLOR,

DE TERRAQUE MARIBUS

MAGNUS EST CLAMOR.

O CARITAS, O CARITAS,

NOBIS SEMPER SIT AMOR.

NOS PERITURI MORTEM SALUTAMUS,

SOLA RESURGIT VITA.

[bis]

 

Deliciae Meae (-Cover- Nicholas Lens, Flamma Flamma, 1994)

DELICIAE MEAE,

VENUSTAS TUA

IPSI MORTI SUPEREST

ULTIMUM LAVABO

CORPUS NUDUM UTM

LACRIMIS MEIS

PYRA NON ALTIUS

AMORIS MEI IGNE

ARDERE POTEST

(DELICIAE MEAE…)

INVIDEO ET ODI

SERVOS FUNEBRES QUIBUS

TE TANGERE LICET

POST ME

PROCUS NULLUS

NISI MORS

TE POSSIDET

(DELICIAE MEAE…)

Carmina Burana

(Writen in XI-XIII centuries)

EXIIT DILUCULO

RUSTICA PUELLA

CUM GREGE, CUM BACULO,

CUM LANA NOVELLA.

SUNT IN GREGE PARVULO

OVIS ET ASELLA,

VITULA CUM VITULO,

CAPER ET CAPELLA.

CONSPEXIT IN CESPITE

SCOLAREM SEDERE:

“QUID TU FACIS, DOMINE?

VENI MECUM LUDERE!

 

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