Carmina Burana Cantiones profanae, cantoribus et choris cantandae, comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis. Klavierauszug von Hans Bergese. Edition Schott 2877. [Piano-vocal score]
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne [PN 34989], ©1937.
Small folio. Publisher's gray illustrated wrappers printed in red and black. 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto index, verso instrumentation), 88 pp. Edition Schott 2877.
Ex libris Robert Brenton Betts, with his signature to verso of upper wrapper.
Wrappers slightly worn; minor creasing to corners; titling in manuscript to spine; minor paper loss to head and tail. Minor internal wear; slightly browned at margins.
Carmina Burana, in three scenes to 13th-century Latin and German poems by the monks of Benediktbeuern, was first performed in Frankfurt at the Städtische Bühnen on 8 June 1937.
"Orff’s best-known composition is more frequently encountered in the concert hall than in the opera house, but it was originally conceived for the stage. ... Later the work formed the first part of Orff’s theatrical triptych Trionfi which also includes Catulli carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. Its simple primitive musical language owes much to Stravinsky and has a freshness of invention that eluded the composer in much of his later work." Erik Levi in Grove Music Online.
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