22 Aug

latin sounds great when put to music

I’m listening to a load of songs by a band called Helium Vola. They sing in both German and Latin. The current tune I’m listening to is “Fama Tuba”, which, my research tells me, is this poem, but I’m not certain about all the lines. That song is a pretty spooky industrial tune – very dancy, but scary. I also highly recommend their song Omnis Mundi Creatura.

Another Latin song that I love is Miserere Mei, by William Byrd, if I remember correctly. Machine In The Garden did a fantastic cover of it on their One Winter’s Night album.