Re: Carmina Burana (was help with medieval Latin)
|From:||John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 2:43|
Sally Caves wrote:
>I love Carl Orff's musical rendition of these poems. My favorite one is
>about the forlorn swan ("Olim lacus colueram!) once beautiful, who has been
>killed and cooked, served by the dapifer, and who now approaches the
>gnashing teeth. Oh where is my LP? With all the lyrics?
>The collection combines sin and love (stetit puella!) in the most exquisite
>way, and medieval German and Latin.
One of my favorites, definitely. I recently saw it performed by the
Sacramento Ballet with orchestra. I feel sorry for the tenor who has to
sing "Olim lacus colueram!" entirely in falsetto. My personal favorite is
the drinking song in the tavern: "Bibit hera, bibit herus, bibit miles,
bibit clerus..." Hilarious!