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

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the real language of the song
• Posted by: Shanok De Danann
• Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 9:46 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: I am in love with this song (kimy)

I have been surfing the net and what i've found is that the real language of the song is Gaulish, wich is near ancient celtic.

One question arising from a score like Gladiator is, "What is Roman music?" Many people seem to believe that Roman music is grand, majestic etc... This belief was created by movies such as Ben-Hur, but the truth is Roman music could much better be described as solo string music. Thus while Gladiator may not be the grand orchestral experience some movie scores were, it comes much closer to achieving realism in a historical sense than some people may think. To verify something, the vocals in "Now We Are Free" and other tracks are in Gaulish, a language closely related to Celtic. Instead of using the obvious choice (Latin), it seems that Zimmer and Gerrard looked more to the west; after all, Gaulish was used in the same time period as Latin. [...]

Here you have the link to the web

I hope this can help you. I really love this song and Lisa's voice. Bye.

PS: sorry if i don't speak English properly, but i'm Spanish

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