Talk:List of songs with Latin lyrics

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I've added a note regarding the nature of Latin compositions in liturgical music, the following list could do with expansion to provide some of the best illustrations of the genres concerned. JacobiteBoy (talk) 14:37, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I don't really understand how this list has been assembled. Isn't it rather redundant to list classical music with Latin texts, as this is practically the norm for religious music of the time? Also considering that most of these pieces will contain the exact same text ('Sanctus', 'Agnus Dei', so on and so forth). 118.92.209.240 (talk) 10:50, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

No Elend songs have been included. There is a "significant body of Latin" in their lyrics. Rintrah 10:59, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Are the lyrics of these songs grammatical? As a novice, I don't want to waste my time reading them if they are not. Rintrah 11:03, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

The Evanescence song only has two lines of Latin (Servatis a periculum/Servatis a maleficum) repeated three times. Rintrah 01:27, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

It would help if you named the song. :P It's called "Whisper". 69.245.103.98 02:06, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

The lyrics of Dark Sanctuary's Miserere are Dies Irae verbatim. Rintrah 12:05, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

The song Lux Triumphans by Rhapsody has no Latin lyrics (it is only the title which is in Latin), and the song In Tenebris contains only a few latin words. --Daniel bg 15:31, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Incomplete list[edit]

This list is woefully incomplete and mainly contains Gothic and metal artists. There are far more artists who use Latin lyrics than those mentioned. This article needs completion. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sbgrant (talkcontribs) .

I agree, but someone has to do the work. Rintrah 11:49, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Hm... I guess there could be liturgical songs, hymns and carols? Or perhaps classical poemps set to music even? Don't really know, that's why I came here, but those are ideas that could be used as a starting point for research. 82.139.85.38 (talk) 21:41, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Inconsistent/arbitrary criterium[edit]

Songs with only a Latin refrain are also excluded

In the list I find the Boar's Head Song, which has only a small fraction of actual Latin in it, but at the same time the rule above would exclude any song with a substantial Latin refrain. This strikes me as inconsistent and arbitrary. 82.139.85.38 (talk) 14:26, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Proposal to split article in sections[edit]

How about splitting the article in sections? E.g.:

  • Classical Roman (Is any material still extant?)
  • Medieval Secular Latin
  • Liturgical
    • Hymns (subpage?)
    • Carols
  • Metal/Gothic
  • etc.

How about it? 82.139.85.38 (talk) 00:09, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Carmina Burana[edit]

Should O Fortuna (Carl Orff) be included on the list? It's two movements of Carmina Burana, which is also listed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MiniStephan (talkcontribs) 08:22, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

David Byrne[edit]

Didn't David Byrne of Talking Heads record a solo single in Latin?--MacRusgail (talk) 16:25, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Pseudo-Latin[edit]

Should songs that include Pseudo-Latin be included in this list? I propose that they are, but in another section. Beaver225 (talk) 05:35, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

No more than songs in mock-Spanish or mock-Japanese should be included in a page about songs in those respective languages...71.162.99.60 (talk) 22:47, 23 November 2012 (UTC)