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Carmina Burana
Cantiones profanae
By Carl Orff

Choral; Chorus; Orchestra; Score (Study Score) - intermediate
Cantiones profanae. Composed by Carl Orff (1895-1982). Edited by Werner Thomas. Arranged by Werner Thomas. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Classical, Contemporary. Study Score. Composed 1936. 178 pages. Duration 65'. Eulenburg Edition #ETP8000. Published by Eulenburg Edition (HL.49010253).

Item Number: HL.49010253

ISBN 9783795762377. 7.5x10.5x0.438 inches. Latin - Middle High German - Old French.

Carmina Burana, first performed in 1937, is based on an important collection of thirteenth-century poems found in the monastery of Benediktbeuren. Carl Orff made selections from this collection and in robust and delicate musical colors painted a manifold picture of life. “Everything I have written up to now, and which you have unfortunately printed, you can shred into pulp. My collected works begin with 'Carmina Burana'.” Carl Orff wrote to his publisher after the premiere. And so it was that his work caused a sensation in the whole world and continues to delight people of all cultures. The 'Carmina Burana' is written for solo singers, chorus and orchestra.

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  • 4

    dee c
    Richmond, VA
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  • December 02, 2017 print a little small

    I am not an expert or professional, just a music enthusiast. I ordered this and other titles to study orchestration of big works from the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is a paperback study score. The print size if pretty small, and the print quality isn't as good...

    as in some other texts; there are small imperfections/gaps in the print on the ledger lines. I'm not sure this will hinder those with lots of music experience. I have trouble with it, especially the print size in some cases, trying to determine if the note is on, or between, the lines (even with my strongest eyeglasses). A more experienced musician might find this no problem though, intuiting the correct notes. The score looks very detailed with all instrumentation, lyrics, and a historical preface. It is small and convenient to carry, probably about 8.5"x11".I look forward to learning from it, particularly the solo soprano parts. I have an audio recording sung by Sylvia McNair that I find particularly moving.

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  • 5

    Melbourne, Australia
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    Not sure
  • February 21, 2009 VCE Analysis piece

    This score I'm using with the piano reduction to aid analysis of movements of Carmina for the Victorian Certificate of Education analysis of works in the music solo performance subject.

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  • 5

    Scott Glasgow
    Hollywood, CA
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  • February 20, 2008 The Orff Classic

    You already know this music. This is the study score. Well, worth buying and studying.

    30 of 55 people found this review helpful.
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