Rondellus (ensemble)

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Rondellus is also an Estonian musical ensemble. After recording several albums of early music on period instruments they recorded Sabbatum: Medieval Tribute to Black Sabbath in the same style having translated the vocals to Latin.[1] ("War Pigs" = "Verres Militares"[2][3]) Instrumentation: vocals, hurdy-gurdy, organistrum, lute, percussion, fiddle, and harp.

Though the American Classical League claims, "Metal fans will undoubtedly appreciate Sabbatum,"[4] AllMusic claims, "Black Sabbath fans are unlikely to dig music as extremely mellow as this, though the album could serve as okay background music for yoga or a massage."[1]


  • Rondellus (1995)
  • Carmina Sanctorium (1998)
  • Sabbatum: Medieval Tribute to Black Sabbath (2003)


  1. ^ a b "Rondellus",
  2. ^ Kick, Russell (2004). Book of Lists, p.249. ISBN 9780972952941. "Unusual Band #3."
  3. ^ Spin (January 2007). Spin, Vol. 23, No. 1, p.40. ISSN 0886-3032.
  4. ^ American Classical League (2004). The Classical Outlook, Volume 82, Issues 1-4, p.119. American Classical League, New York University.

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