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Comments about the soundtrack for Gladiator (Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard)

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Re: Lyrics (Lisa's own words)
• Posted by: Charme   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at 11:48 a.m.
• IP Address: webcacheb01a.cache.pol.co.uk
• In Response to: Lyrics (Kim)

Taken from an interview with Lisa Gerrard about the song:

...The rest of the vocals, sung with sounds rather than in a conventional language, are an example of melismatic singing. "It's a language invented within the music, inherently, and the words mean more than I can say in English", she says. "The way I sing is not new; it's been around since the beginning of time, and it's something all children are born with. It's not unique to me, but for some reason I never lost the ability".

Melismatic:

1 : a group of notes or tones sung on one syllable in plainsong
2 : melodic embellishment

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I think a lot of mothers will be able to relate to what Lisa Gerrard has said...especially if they sing their children to sleep. I used to hear my mum sing an ancient lullaby to my brother when he was little in the same sort of fashion, and I used to think it was in an Oriental dialect I had yet to learn (We are a mixed-Asian family), but as I grew up, I realised the true meaning of the music, and I've continued the tradition with my own one-year old daughter...But, at the end of the day, does it really matter which language it is sung in? To take it so literally will only dilute the very essence of the music.



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