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O Fortuna Composer: Carl Orff From: Carmina Burana Time Period: 20 th Century.

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1 O Fortuna Composer: Carl Orff From: Carmina Burana Time Period: 20 th Century

2 O Fortuna 20 th Century Still in the 20 th century… kind of Style of this work is Neo-Classical Written in the style of music from the classical period 2 other important composers are R. Vaughan Williams and Leonard Bernstein

3 O Fortuna Carmina Burana means Songs of Beuern Carmina Burana is a set of 24 poems Poetry was written by monks in the 11 th century Themes about drinking and bad behavior Carmina Burana is probably the most famous piece of music composed and premiered in Nazi Germany

4 Orff is most well known for his contributions to music education. The Orff method of music education uses very basic, everyday activities in the creation of music by young people. This includes singing in groups and performing vocal music, rhymes and playing instruments such as the xylophone, glockenspiel, and other percussive instruments The music created in the Orff method is largely improvisational Orff was first a percussionist, which is heard in the composition with it’s irregular rhythms O Fortuna Carl Orff


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