Carmina Burana




Brief introduction

Carmina Burana, Latin for "Songs from Beuern" is a manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic texts from the 13th century, discovered in 1803 at Benediktbeuren, a Benedictine monastery in South Germany. The poems comprise religious, political, moral, erotic, Bacchic and Satirical verses.

Carmina Burana made famous when the German composer Carl Orff set them for chorus in the 1937. Carl Orff (Jul. 10,1895-Mar. 29, 1982) was born in Munich and was an educationalist as well as a composer. He wrote a secular cantata, titled "Carmina Burana" based on the poems from the manuscript, but did not use any of the original melodies. It was first performed in Frankfurt in 1937, San Francisco in 1958, London in 1960 and continues to be a popular concert choice.

简   介

《布兰诗歌》(又译作《博伊伦之歌》),拉丁语意为“Beuern之歌”,是十三世纪的一份包含了254篇诗歌与戏剧文本的手稿,它是1803年在南部德国的一个本笃会修道院Beuren修道院被发现的。 这些诗歌涉及宗教、政治、道德、情色、醉酒和讽刺内容。

《布兰诗歌》广为人知是在德国作曲家Carl Orff将他们改编成合唱曲之后。Carl Orff(1895710日-1982329日)出生于慕尼黑,是一位教育家和作曲家。他创作了一部情景康塔塔,名为《布兰诗歌》,根据手稿中的诗歌改编,但并没有使用原作旋律。它于1937年在法兰克福首演,1958年在旧金山、1960年在伦敦演出,后来就成为音乐会最受欢迎的曲目。

Carl Orff

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Carl Orff: Carmina Burana




Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (Fortune, Empress of the World)

1. O Fortuna
2. Fortune plango vulnera

I. Primo vere (In Springtime)

3. Veris leta facies (No strings and only a small chorus)
4. Omnia sol temperat
5. Ecce gratum
Uf dem anger (On the Lawn)
6. Tanz
7. Floret silva nobilis (Small and large choruses)
8. Chramer, gip die varwe mir (Small and large choruses) [German]
9. Reie [German]
10. Were diu werlt alle min [German]

II. In Taberna (In the Tavern)

11. Estuans interius
12. Olim lacus colueram (No violins used)
13. Ego sum abbas (Only percussion and brass with chorus)
14. In taberna quando sumus

III. Cour d'amours (The Court of Love)

15. Amor volat undique (Boys chorus with soprano)
16. Dies, nox et omnia
17. Stetit puella
18. Circa mea pectora
19. Si puer cum puellula
20. Veni, veni, venias (Double chorus with 2 pianos & 6 percussionists)
21. In truitina
22. Tempus est iocundum (2 pianos, percussion and all vocalists except tenor)
23. Dulcissime


Blanziflor et Helena (Blanziflor and Helena)

24. Ave formosissima (Three glockenspiels with independent parts)

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (Fortune, Empress of the World)

25. O Fortuna (Fortune, Empress of the World)





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Dec. 19, 2010