UMD Wind Ensemble: Carmina Burana
Friday, November 22, 20138:00PM
Dekelboum Concert Hall
UMD Wind Ensemble strives to introduce audiences to new works for wind band
while upholding its tradition of performing some of the most respected works in
the repertoire. On this concert, UMWE performs wind arrangements of popular
choral works, including Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Carl
Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina burana.
Latin for ‘Songs of
Beuron’, Carmina burana is the title given by 19th-century musicologist
J.A. Schmeller to his edition of a 13th-century manuscript containing over two
hundred Latin secular poems. Twenty-four of these poems form the basis of Carl
Orff’s scenic cantata for soloists, chorus, and organ (1937). This manuscript,
currently held at the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany, features
delicate medieval illuminations, and some poems include music in neumatic
notation. Learn more about the Carmina burana manuscript, Orff's
cantata, and the other works and composers featured on this program in the
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
Theofanidis - I wander the world in a dream of my own
Lauridsen - O magnum mysterium
Perschetti - Masquerade for Band, Op. 102
Carl Orff - Carmina burana: Cantiones Profane
Translations of the text of the Carmina burana and books on the life
and works of composer Carl Orff.
13th-century Carmina burana: This list includes microfilm and
facsimile reproductions of the original Carmina burana manuscript, as
well as essays and analysis of the poetry it contains.
experience a virtual version of this concert -
playlist of pieces featured on this program, available with your
University ID and password through Naxos Music Library!