The Epic Choral Music Thread

Mirage

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I think I'd easily rank epic choral music as my favorite type of music. I've always liked it and have been curious about it. I was talking to ysabel about choral lyrics and that inspired me to start this thread to see what everybody else has to say.

Basically, many of the epic songs you hear in movies have people singing odd sounding "words" or "phrases" in the background.

A few examples:

YouTube - Navras - Juno Reactor

YouTube - Lord of the Rings The Two Towers - O Fortuna

YouTube - E.S. Posthumus - Pompeii

YouTube - Spiderman & X-men Lacrimosa

YouTube - Here Comes The King

YouTube - ... To Die For (Uncut) - Lion King Complete Score

YouTube - Returns, King of Pride Rock (#2) - Lion King Complete Score

Then there are the ones that seem like they are not saying anything, and I am pretty sure they are not:

YouTube - Star Wars - Duel Of The Fates

YouTube - danny phantom requiem for a dream

So, who here knows much about this type of music? Are the lyrics generally random or what? I assume it's in Latin?

I don't know much about this but I've always liked this type of music. Any info would be appreciated.

Also, feel free to post other epic music you like in this thread and specify whether it has lyrics or just sounds.
 
#2
Duel of the fates has laughable lyrics

Dreadful head dreadful speak give dreadful speak give battle dreadful dreadful raging speak give purify going dreadful like taking separate going loss like taking dreadful speak give raging like taking dreadful speak give dreadful separate going dreadful give dreadful separate going dreadful give loss like taking dreadful speak give raging like taking dreadful speak give dreadful dreadful head dreaful speak give dreadful separate going dreadful speak give loss like taking dreadful speak give raging like taking dreadful speak give dreadful
 

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Duel of the fates actually has lyrics? What part? The part I skimmed when making that post sounded like random ooohs and aaaaahs to me.
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I guess now that I listen to it it does have lyrics. It's funny if what you just posted is the actual lyrics though. I guess they just pick words that sound good and figure nobody will ever look them up. :lol:
 
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The entire thing

here they are untranslated

Korah Matah Korah Rahtahmah

Korah Rahtahmah Yoodhah Korah
Korah Syadho Rahtahmah Daanyah
Korah Keelah Daanyah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah

Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah
Korah Matah Korah Rahtahmah

Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah
 
#5
I like that type of music but I don't actually have any that are on your list downloaded, except O Fortuna....

Here are the latin lyrics, translated to English:

O Fortune,
like the moon
you are constantly changing,
ever waxing
and waning;
hateful life
now oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty
and power
it melts them like ice.

Fate - monstrous
and empty,
you whirling wheel,
you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy.

Fate, in health
and virtue,
is against me
driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved.
So at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;
since Fate
strikes down the strong man,
everyone weep with me!

Pretty cool if you read them whilst the song is playing
 

ysabel

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One of the biggest movies we have here is Les Visiteurs (+ sequels). It's famous for the theme song too (credits part).

YouTube - ERA : enae Volare Mezzo



Lyrics (I don't know which language it is):

U-ha, hu,
Derene u-ha, u-ha
Derene u-ha
Degeo diabole
Derene damino
Daminasto
Derene damio
Damiasto

Uuuu-ha, uuuu-he
Cantare, u-ha,
Emeo malevo,
Cantare, uuuu-ha.
Uuuu-ha, uuuu-he
Cantare, u-ha,
Emeo malevo,
Cantare, uuuu-ha.

Damino daminasto
Doleve doleve
U-ha
Degeo diabole
Samie pomerante
Samie pomerazione
U-ha
Degeo malevo.

Emeo emojorne
Impe risime
Volare
U-ha imeio
Malevo
Centare

Placebo delelonte imeio
Malevo domeio

U-ha, imeio
Malevo irime
Alevo alevasto
Doleve doleve
U-ha
Isale demine
Samie pomerante
Samie pomerazione
U-ha
Degeo diabole.

Damino daminasto
Doleve doleve
U-ha
Degeo diabole
Samie pomerante
Samie pomerazione
U-ha
Degeo malevo