Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 10:00PM

UMD Wind Ensemble: Carmina Burana

Friday, November 22, 20138:00PM

Dekelboum Concert Hall

UMD Wind Ensemble in performance.The 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.

Christopher Theofanidis - I wander the world in a dream of my own making

Morton Lauridsen - O magnum mysterium

Vincent Perschetti - Masquerade for Band, Op. 102

Carl Orff - Carmina burana: Cantiones Profane

  • Recordings
  • Scores
  • Books: Translations of the text of the Carmina burana and books on the life and works of composer Carl Orff.
  • The 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.

Streaming Audio: experience a virtual version of this concert - stream a playlist of pieces featured on this program, available with your University ID and password through Naxos Music Library!