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Adiemus – Adiemus lyrics

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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    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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    UnregisteredNov 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm
    This song is absolutely amazing. The tune is so soothing and use of no words is genius. This song does not portray any kind of message, it's just pure music. It's use in Suffering To Lose was a pleasant surprise, it made the film do much more emotive and its amazing.
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    UnregisteredOct 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    Jenkins could have made this piece so much more meaningful if he had used a compatible language such as Maori or Hawiian it has that tribal sort of feel to the sound.

    I've sung several pieces by Jenkins, and some have used the same notion of using the voice as an instrument in its own right with the use of sounds rather than words. Sometimes it works. Mostly though, I just feel it is a bit of a waste of an opportunity on the composer's part.

    I'll tell you what, though- he is challenging; the sounds are difficult to learn fluently without lots and lots of practice simply to 'learn' the 'words' and he's a terror for using the sustained high A and B.
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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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