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About the ArLT Song Book

Songs on this page are from the ArLT Song Book, which is both for classroom use and for recreational singing at the annual Summer School. You are welcome to download and use these songs in any educational context. Click on the title of each song for the full text and accompanying music.

Also, click on the first line of hyperlinked songs to listen to ARLT singing at Summer School 2015

Songs for Teaching: learning Latin through music

Rome's Burning   (W.H.D.Rouse)
Please to give us a holiday (W.H.D.Rouse)  3 part round.
Rose, Rose (WHD Rouse) 4 part round
The Owl  (WHD Rouse) 3 part round
ex ulmo iam labenti
aetate consuetudines
Tarentina   (G.M.Lyne) [Clementine]
Lullaby   (WHD Rouse)
lalla, lalla, dormias
Tres Mures   (A. Eustace)? [Three Blind Mice]
tres mures! tres mures!
Carmen Circense   (T.W.Melluish) [Jingle bells]
Amazing Grace   (T.W.Melluish)
Carmen Hippopatami  (Rouse) [Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud.]
Macdonaldo Est Fundus  (T.W.Melluish)
Baiis Litoralibus Adesse!  (T.W.Melluish) [I do like to be beside the seaside]
Carmen Vagabundum  (T.W.Melluish) [Waltzing Matilda]
Carmen Amatorum  (T.W.Melluish) [There is a tavern in the town]
Carmen Venaticum  (T.W.Melluish) [John Peel]
nostin' Peliam chlamydos specie?
Carmen Piscarium (T.W.Melluish) [Cockles and Mussels]
Convivium Collegiale (Ivar Engel-Jensen)
sursum in ramo corvus
Master of the Queen's Navy (HMS Pinafore) (T.W.Melluish)
versabar iuvenis ego
Mi Bone - (T.W.Melluish) [My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean]
Rufus   (T.W.Melluish) [Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer]
A Policeman's Lot   (T.W.Melluish)
Laudes Laetitiae  (Jonathan Powell) [Beethoven: Ode to Joy]
Ilkley Moor   (Jonathan Powell)
Sancta Lucia   (Jonathan Powell)
Me Circumdat Cupido  (Hilary Walters) [Love is all Around]
Blowing in the Wind   (Hilary Walters)
YMCA    (Hilary Walters)
Actium (Hilary Walters) [Waterloo]
Delilah   (Hilary Walters)
Dulce Domum     (Home Sweet Home)
per gaudias, per regias
Oce Coce  (N.J.E.Dunn)
Testudinis Carmen Antiquae (G.M.Lyne) [John Brown's Body]
quondam nemo habitabat in terris (ter)
Leontopodium   (Edelweiss)(Hilary Walters)
The Frog -  Translated from Danish by Jonathan Powell.
In limo parva ranula
Ruberrimus ut splendet flos eruptus Iunio
Carmen Potorium (Come, Landlord)
Syrisca, fer mi Caecubum
Magus Mirabilis (Follow the Yellow Brick Road)
Let it Go (from Frozen)