Re: medieval Latin translation help needed
|Date:||Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 12:43|
>Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...> wrote:
>I would like to know if any one can/would have a translation of the
>- "CARMINA BURANA 1. FORTUNA IMPERATRIX MUNDI"
>by Carl Orff
Carl Orff did not write the "Carmina Burana." He wrote a musical
setting for a selection of some 200 songs from a 13th century
codex. The songs (most in Latin, some in medieval French and
German) were found on a manuscript (Buranus Codex Clm 4660) once in
the possession of the Benediktbeuren (_beuren_ > Lat. burana)
Monastery in Niederaltaich. The codex is today in the Bavarian
State Library in Munich. A few of the lyrics are accompanied by
neumatic notation, the rest are without. This means that melodies
must be created in order for them to be sung. I have an LP (!) with
13 of the carmina not used by Orff sung in a 13th century style.
Orff's musical setting is very exciting. I once saw it
choreographed and performed by the Royal Netherlands Ballet (don't
know if I have the company's name quite right or not).