List of songs with Latin lyrics

This is a list of songs having lyrics in Latin.

This list contains songs that are performed in Latin by the named performers. Songs that sample other recorded music in Latin do not become eligible only by virtue of that sampling. Songs with only a Latin refrain are also excluded.

Classical music

Almost all Catholic liturgical music composed before the middle of the 20th century, including literally thousands of settings of the ordinary of the mass (Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei), the ordinary and proper of the Requiem mass, psalms, canticles (such as the Magnificat), antiphons, and motets. Famous examples include:

The libretto for the opera-oratorio Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky is in Latin.

Hymns and carols

Light classical music

Popular music


  • Die IrrlichterTotus Floreo, Cantum Corvi, Angelus ad Virginem, Orientes Partibus, Puer Nobis Nascitur, Gaudete
  • GarmarnaEuchari, O Viridissima Virga, O Frondens Virga
  • OugenweideTotus Floreo, Terra Sinus Aperit, Gaudete
  • Steeleye SpanGaudete




  • * These artists have recorded a significant body of work in Latin. Titles given are representative or well known.
  • † This symbol indicates a hit single.

Other music


  1. ^ https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Nazg%C3%BBl/7829
  2. ^ "A Black Sabbath cover band, in Latin with medieval instruments". Chicago Tribune. 9 August 2002.
  3. ^ "Finland makes Latin the King". BBC News. 24 October 2006.

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