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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. > >Sally >=========================================================================
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! --John Q.