List of songs with Latin lyrics

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This is a list of songs having lyrics in Latin.

This list contains songs that are performed in Latin by the named performers. Songs that sample other recorded music in Latin do not become eligible only by virtue of that sampling. Songs with only a Latin refrain are also excluded.

Classical music[edit]

Almost all Catholic liturgical music composed before the middle of the 20th century, including thousands of settings of the ordinary of the mass (Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei), the ordinary and proper of the Requiem mass, psalms, canticles (such as the Magnificat), antiphons, and motets. Famous examples include:

The libretto for the opera-oratorio Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky is in Latin, as well as the 1963 choral composition Cantata misericordium by Benjamin Britten.

Hymns and carols[edit]

Light classical music[edit]

Popular music[edit]


  • Die IrrlichterTotus Floreo, Cantum Corvi, Angelus ad Virginem, Orientes Partibus, Puer Nobis Nascitur, Gaudete
  • GarmarnaEuchari, O Viridissima Virga, O Frondens Virga
  • OugenweideTotus Floreo, Terra Sinus Aperit, Gaudete
  • Steeleye SpanGaudete


  • After ForeverMea Culpa, Leaden Legacy
  • Avenged SevenfoldRequiem
  • BehemothOra Pro Nobis Lucifer
  • Ghost B.C. – Infestissumam
  • In Extremo – Ave Maria
  • Iced EarthIn Sacred Flames
  • HelloweenLavdate Dominvm
  • Maudlin of the WellThe Ferryman
  • Deathspell OmegaObombration, First Prayer, Malign Paradigm
  • Death SSBlack Mass
  • Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra: The Invaluable Darkness (choir)
  • Epica:
    • The Phantom Agony: Adyta (The Neverending Embrace – Prelude), Facade of Reality, Illusive Consensus, "The Phantom Agony"
    • Consign to Oblivion: Hunab K’u (A New Age Dawns), Dance of Fate, The Last Crusade (A New Age Dawns Part I), Consign to Oblivion (A New Age Dawns Part III)
    • The Divine Conspiracy: Indigo (Prologue), The Obsessive Devotion, Living a Lie (The Embrace that Smothers Part VIII), Fools of Damnation (The Embrace that Smothers Part IX), The Divine Conspiracy
    • Design Your Universe: Samadhi (Prelude), Resign to Surrender (A New Age Dawns Part IV), Martyr of the Free World, Kingdom of Heaven (A New Age Dawns Part V), Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns Part IV)
    • Requiem for the Indifferent: Karma, Monopoly on Truth, Internal Warfare, Requiem for the Indifferent, Guilty Demeanor
    • The Quantum Enigma: "Originem","The Second Stone","The Quantum Enigma:Kingdom Of Heaven II"
    • The Holographic Principle: "Eidola","Tear Down Your Walls","The Holographic Principle:A Profound Understanding Of Reality"
    • The Solace System: "Architect of Light", "Decoded Poetry"
    • Omega: "Alpha:Anteludium", "The Skeleton Key", "Gaia", "Kingdom Of Heaven Part III:The Antediluvian Universe"
  • Ex Deo:
    • Romulus: Cruor Nostri Abbas, Cry Havoc, In Her Dark Embrace, Invictus, Storm the Gates of Alesia
    • Caligvla: Once Were Romans, Per Oculos Aquila, Pollice Verso
  • MayhemDe Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
  • Nazgûl (Italian 'Symphonic' Black Metal band): All their discography is in Latin.[1]
  • Powerwolf: Raise Your Fist, Evangelist , Sactus Dominus, Fist by Fist (Sacralize or Strike), Killers with the cross, Stossgebet, Glaubenskraft, Sermon of Swords. Many of their other songs contain some lines in Latin, have a Latin name and/or are supported by a choir singing in Latin.
  • Rhapsody of FireIra Tenax
  • Rotting Christ:
  • Saltatio Mortis - Factus de materia, Totus Floreo
  • SabatonThe Lion From The North and Wehrmacht
  • Subway to SallyAd Mortem Festinamus
  • Tristania:
  • Venom Inc.: Avé
  • XandriaA Prophecy of Worlds to Fall
  • Zeal & Ardor - Coagula


“Hail (the) queen, mother of mercy”


  • * These artists have recorded a significant body of work in Latin. Titles given are representative or well known.
  • † This symbol indicates a hit single.

Other music[edit]


  1. ^ "Nazgûl - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".
  2. ^ "A Black Sabbath cover band, in Latin with medieval instruments". Chicago Tribune. 9 August 2002.
  3. ^ "Finland makes Latin the King". BBC News. 24 October 2006.