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Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - O Fortuna / This scene is where King Arthur Drinks from the Holy Grail and Prepares the knights for battle.


"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."


The cacophonic masterpiece that is O Fortuna was written in 1935 by German composer Carl Orff and is the opening and closing movements to Carmina Burana. It premiered at Frankfurt in Nazi Germany 1937. Originally designed by Orff as a staged concert with dancers and staging Carmina Burana later morphed into the concert hall cantata we know today...