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A-ri-a-di-a-mus-la-te, a-ri-a-di-a-mus-da,
A-ri-a- na-tus-la-te-a-du-a
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te, a-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te,
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te-la-ti-a

A-ri-a-di-a-mus-la-te, a-ri-a-di-a-mus-da,
A-ri-a-na-tus-la-te-a-du-a
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te, a-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te,
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te-la-ti-a

A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we, a-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra,
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we-a-ka-la
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A—ya-do-wa-ye
A—ya-do-wa-ye-e-

Instrumental

A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we, a-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra,
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A—ya-do-wa-ye
A—ya-do-wa-ye-e-

A-ri-a-di-a-mus-la-te, a-ri-a-di-a-mus-da,
A-ri-a-na-tus-la-te-a-du-a
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te, a-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te,
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te-la-di-a

A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we, a-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra,
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-re-ra-we-a-ka-la
(ah ah ah ah)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-coo-wa-ye-)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-e-ra-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-coo-wa-ye-)
A—ya-do-wa-ye
A—ya-do-wa-ye-e-



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    UnregisteredFeb 11, 2012 at 4:34 am
    Each adiemus album is a collection of song-length pieces featuring harmonised vocal melody against an orchestra background. There are no lyrics as such, instead the vocalists sing syllables and 'words' invented by jenkins. However, rather than creating musical interest from patterns of phonemes (as in scat singing, or in numerous classical and crossover compositions), the language of adiemus is carefully stylised so as not to distract the listener's attention from the pitch and timbre of the voice. Syllables rarely end in consonants, for example. In this respect it is similar to japanese and several other languages. The core concept of adiemus is that the voice should be allowed to function as nothing more than an instrument, an approach that has become something of a trend in recent choral writing (compare, for example vangelis's score for the film 1492: conquest of paradise (1992), or "dogora", a symphonic suite by french composer Étienne perruchon). The word adiemus itself resembles the latin word 'adeamus' meaning 'let us approach' (or "let us submit a cause to a referee"). [1] jenkins has said he was unaware of this. [2] even more appropriately, perhaps, it also resembles two 1st person plural forms of the latin verb 'audire' (to hear), viz. 'audiemus' (we shall hear) and 'audiamus' (let us hear).
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    UnregisteredAug 11, 2012 at 4:50 am
    Man it makes me feel like crying and i am a dude.

    The songs makes me feel that we have lost so much, lives, environment, human decency.

    If we only just stopped caring what colour our skin is and get off our buts and change things this would be be an amazing place.
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    UnregisteredJul 24, 2012 at 4:51 am
    I know everyone will have their different reactions to a song without "real" translate-able words; some will say it has no meaning and others will connect to the emotions of it. This song makes me cry every time i hear it, though, because it makes me think of the earth, how beautiful it is, how much we take for granted, and how much we can gain back if we just start paying attention.
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    UnregisteredFeb 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Adiemus is the first movement od songs sanctuary, an extended choral-type word m=based on the european classical tradition, but where the vocal sound is more akin to "ethnic" or "world" music.

    The structure of songs sanctuary are influenced, in the main, by classical form, eg modified rondo, ternary, da capo aria. This is of extra importance because of the lack of lyric message that sustains conventional song form. The text was written phonetically with the words viewed as instrumental sound, the idea of being to maximize the melisma (an expensive vocl phrase) by removing distraction , if one can call it that, of words. The sound is universal, as is the language of music
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    While the lyrics are meaningless and are just sounds which capture the best conditions of the voice, the tune itself represents the beauty and tranquility of nature in the welsh foothills. Many can relate to the astounding beauty like for instance when a child is born, or the sunset in the easten desert of wadi rum. This song may be meaningless mumbo jumbo to some but to me it is the sound of the beautiful revolutin that will one day occur in the oppressed states of the world.

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