Latine Cantemus

Book cover: 'Latine Cantemus'
Franz Schlosser
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
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135 pages
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This is a fun collection of popular and traditional songs translated in Latin. It's a nice exercise for Latin class to practice pronunciation and gain a little cultural literacy to do some of this kind of singing in class. You'll a wide variety of songs, including: Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Happy Birthday, Amazing Grace, My Bonnie, The Star Spangled Banner, Good Night Ladies, Lots of Christmas Carols and a section of Gregorian Chant. With the exception of the 20 page Gregorian Chant segment (which includes the traditional Chant notation), only words are included and no musical notations. The book includes nearly 100 songs (although a few are repeated with different translations). The only downside, in my opinion, is that price is a little steep for such a slim volume - particularly if you want to get a number of copies for group singing. You might want to keep an eye out on the publisher's website for specials. (At the time of this writing, this title was marked down 20% to $13).

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