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Esperanto music is music written, recorded, and performed in Esperanto, a constructed language intended for international communication. The term is sometimes also used to encompass music which refers to Esperanto in some way.
- Lou Harrison, who incorporated styles and instruments from many world cultures in his music, used Esperanto titles and/or texts in several of his works, most notably La Koro-Sutro (1973).
- David Gaines used Esperanto texts for his Symphony No. 1 (Esperanto) for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1994–98) and Povas plori mi ne plu (I Can Cry No Longer) for unaccompanied SATB choir (1994).
- Montagu C. Butler
Musicians, singers and Bands
Music companies and publishers
- Floréal Martorell
- Nigra Kato
- Rusa Esperantista Unio
Events and projects
- Vinilkosmo kompil'
- Kolekto 2000
- Esperanto Subgrunde kompil'
- FESTO (Esperanto meeting)
References to Esperanto in music
- Slovak band TEAM released an entire album in Esperanto.
- "The Crystal Theme" from the opening of Final Fantasy XI was sung in Esperanto ("Memoro de la Ŝtono")
- Kurt Elling wrote a vocalese song called "Esperanto" based on the Vince Mendoza composition "Esperança". Elling explains on his album Live in Chicago (Blue Note) that the lyrics were written while he was under the impression that it was titled "Esperanto" and only later found out the original title, which is the Portuguese word for 'hope'.
- The second album of former German hip hop crew Freundeskreis was titled "Esperanto". The same-called lead track was also released as a single.