Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

Mobile Symphony Orchestra

Mobile, AL, United States

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At the beginning of the 1930s, Orff produced a number of arrangements of early music. His researches in this area led to the creation of Carmina Burana. The texts come from a collection of earthy lyrics, discovered in a Bavarian monastery and dating from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It contains some 200 drinking songs and love lyrics. Orff saw in it the ideal vehicle to express basic human emotions.</p> <p>This work is enormous in both force and sound creating an experience that is nothing short of spectacular.


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