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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 09:39 PM

...interesting...interpretation of Orff's O Fortuna.

Vincent Niclo, the Red Army Choir, and a woman with a sword (who I think represents Fortune, or Fate).

Also, unfortunate lip synching (and one popup ad blocker at the beginning).

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Here are the Latin lyrics for those of you who would like to sing along at home:

O Fortuna
Velut luna
Statu variabilis
Semper crescis
Aut decrescis;
Vita detestabilis
Nunc obdurat
Et tunc curat
Ludo mentis aciem,
Egestatem,
Potestatem
Dissolvit ut glaciem.
Sors immanis
Et inanis,
Rota tu volubilis
Status malus,
Vana salus
Semper dissolubilis,
Obumbrata
Et velata
Michi quoque niteris;
Nunc per ludum
Dorsum nudum
Fero tui sceleris.
Sors salutis
Et virtutis
Michi nunc contraria,
est affectus
et defectus
semper in angaria.
Hac in hora
Sine mora
Corde pulsum tangite;
Quod per sortem
Sternit fortem,
Mecum omnes plangite!


Translated into English:

O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing,
ever waning,
hateful life
first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty
and power
it melts them like ice
fate monstrous
and empty,
you whirling wheel,
you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy
fate is against me
in health
and virtue,
driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved.
so at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;
since Fate
strikes down the strong man,
everyone weep with me!

Lyrics at: https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/o-fortuna-carmina-burana-lyrics/

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Adsos Letter Feb 2020 OP
2naSalit Feb 2020 #1
Adsos Letter Feb 2020 #2
2naSalit Feb 2020 #4
yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #9
Collimator Feb 2020 #3
Adsos Letter Feb 2020 #5
Collimator Feb 2020 #7
Adsos Letter Feb 2020 #6
yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #8
Collimator Feb 2020 #10

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:16 PM

1. I've performed this

whole piece, Carmina Burana, as a choral member, nearly in its entirety a couple times with symphony. It was a gas.

This is interesting. Thanks for providing the lyrics, I couldn't help but sing along!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:32 PM

2. I was fascinated by the whole Russian vibe.

The setting made me think of the interior of some Soviet WWII Mother Russia monument.
And the way they positioned the chorus, and the focus on the gray-suited officer...I don't know, I just found it interesting.

I'll bet that was a blast to sing! It's one of my favorites.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:01 PM

4. It really is fun

to perform. My perception of the work was something akiin to a sort of burlesque of a sort from centuries ago. So much variety in hue. I loved it.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:22 AM

9. I've been to 2 live performances and it is a powerful piece of entertainment

Once with the Dallas Symphony and once with the Fort Worth Symphony. Both were awesome

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:59 PM

3. I love [i]Carmina Burana[/i]

I used to have it as a ringtone. It made my boring, inconsequential calls seem so important.

I also listed to Wagner's Flight of the Valkrie during my commute to work. It provided a heroic start to my day at a stupid job.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:27 PM

5. Definitely energizing music.

Collimator is an interesting user name. Are you ex-artillery?

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:50 PM

7. No. But I did fire a gun once in my life.

Based on what I have read, a collimator is a piece of scientific equipment that I could not begin to describe intelligently without looking it up again. (And I have looked it up to refresh my knowledge many times. )

In its most vague definition, a collimator takes a broad, diffuse light source and both narrows and aligns the directionality of the light. I flatter myself by thinking that is my mission--to take broad, seemingly unrelated information and align the bits and pieces to make a clearer picture.

Also, some of the letters appear in my actual name.

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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:20 AM

8. My husband uses Flight of the Valkrie as ringtone for our daughter

after all, he said "We raised her to be a Warrior Woman"

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:25 AM

10. Love it!

The world needs more Valkrie, Amazons and Dora Milage.

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