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

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Re: Lisa Gerrard uses "her own" language.
• Posted by: Kristi   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, August 31, 2006, at 3:45 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Lisa Gerrard uses "her own" language. (Ryuu)

> I thought it was gutter Latin - that the Latin we have nowadays is book
> Latin, used by scholars, and the Latin in the song is the Latin ordinary
> people would have spoken. No?

Some of the words are Latin, some are Hebrew. But the style she is decribing, the child-like syllablistic sound, is becoming known as Adiemus (after a song used in "The Lord of the Rings.") The man who actually composed it has been performing "adiemus"-type songs for years.
While I agree with Lisa that most of this song IS adiemus in style, there still are a few "real" words to it.

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