Songs of the Ancient Goths

by Albareiks

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  • The lyrics for the Songs of the Ancient Goths album in Wulfilan Gothic with a Modern English translation. The PDF is included with every purchase of the full album, or may be bought separately, and will be emailed to you.

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Enter the enchanting and mysterious world of the ancient Goths. Aelfric and HallDream present restored texts in the ancient Gothic language, in elder verse form, cleverly merged with authentic Visigothic melodies found in manuscripts preserved in the old Goth-lands of Spain. This breakthrough reconstruction now makes ancient, authentic Gothic music available for the first time ever. The vocals are poems/songs in the Gothic language accompanied by the Germanic harp, penny whistle, drum and synthesizers.

A PDF of the lyrics in the ancient Wulfilan Gothic language and modern English translation is included with the purchase of the full album. If you only buy single tracks or if you only need the lyrics, the lyric booklet PDF is available above under Merch.

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released October 22, 2015

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AElfric Ashcroft, British Columbia

AElfric is one of the main pioneers of the revival of traditional ancient heathen folk music. This music is sung in the ancient languages of Anglo-Saxon and Gothic, using the traditional ancient poetic verse form such as that found in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, that was used by the Scops (Bards) of old. He has also published 3 books about the Gothic tradition (see Lulu link below). ... more

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