Daily Archives: Setembre 30, 2013

1.mus. 02. Your recorder

Your recorder

1.mus.01 Your first song

There is your first song to play. Its name is “Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi” and belongs to a medieval group of songs called Carmina Burana.

Composed in 1936, Orff’s Carmina Burana (Songs of Beuern) can be heard on stage and television screens worldwide. The texts of the songs were discovered in 1803 in the monastery of Benediktbeuren, near Munich, as part of a collection of poetry written by Goliards dating back to the 12th century. Written exclusively for entertainment Carmina Burana are facing problems similar to the problems we face today: love, sex, gambling, fate and fortune. Because of its intended use the text was writting in Latin, vernacular French and German, so that is easily understood and accesible. Carl Orff selected 24 poems and organized them by thematic content.