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Intersection of Latin and piano

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Hello all,


I'm looking for ways to incorporate Latin into my daughters' piano practice. They are 9 and 11, and are 10% and 70% of the way through Henle First Year Latin, respectively. Ideally I would like to find a book of sheet music with lyrics in Latin to traditional songs. I could also put together my own collection of lyrics and music from a song list. I'm not looking for grammar or vocabulary chants. Does anyone know of any books or resources to help me? Thanks!

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I don't have any ideas as far as lyrics, but it would be fun to look up musical terms in their sheet music to see what their origins are.

There are a ton of musical terms that come from Latin since they are Italian.  It would by helpful to look up the etymology of these words.  Off the top of my head....tempo from the Latin tempus (time).......forte from the Latin fortis (time)....fine from the Latin finire (to finish).

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When I took Latin in High School, we had all of the traditional Christmas Carols in Latin. Those were fun.  You could make a copy of the music and jot the Latin underneath.  I think the teacher simply did the translations though...you could try google.



And, for Latin & music, why not singing?  Use the piano to help learn the vocal music, but sing the Latin. Dona Nobis Pacem is beautiful.


Is there a children's choir? 

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