Carmina Burana ~ O Fortuna | Carl Orff (English Lyrics)

Carmina Burana ~ O Fortuna | Carl Orff (English Lyrics)

[ad_1] O Fortuna
velut luna (like the moon)
statu variabilis (you are changeable)
semper crescis (ever waxing)
aut decrescis; (and waning;)
vita detestabilis (hateful life)
nunc obdurat (first oppresses)
et tunc curat (and then soothes)
ludo mentis aciem, (as fancy takes it)
egestatem, (poverty)
potestatem (and power)
dissolvit ut glaciem. (it melts them like ice.)

Sors immanis (Fate — monstrous)
et inanis, (and empty)
rota tu volubilis, (you whirling wheel)
status malus, (you are malevolent)
vana salus (well-being is vain)
semper dissolubilis, (and always fades to nothing)
obumbrata (shadowed)
et velata (and veiled)
mihi quoque niteris; (you plague me too;)
nunc per ludum (now through the game)
dorsum nudum (I bring my bare back)
fero tui sceleris. (to your villainy.)

Sors salutis (Fate is against me)
et virtutis (in health)
michi nunc contraria, (and virtue)
est affectus (driven on)
et defectus (and weighted down)
semper in angaria. (always enslaved.)
Hac in hora (So at this hour)
sine mora (without delay)
corde pulsum tangite; (pluck the vibrating strings;)
quod per sortem (since Fate)
sternit fortem, (strikes down the strong)
mecum omnes plangite! (everyone weep with me!)
«O Fortuna» is a medieval Latin Goliardic poem written early in the 13th century, part of the collection known as the Carmina Burana. It is a complaint about fate and Fortuna, a goddess in Roman mythology and the personification of luck.
In 1935—36, «O Fortuna» was set to music by the German composer Carl Orff as a part of movement «Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi» of his cantata Carmina Burana, which it opens and closes. It opens on a slower pace with thumping drums and choir that drops quickly into a whisper building slowly into a steady crescendo of drums and short string and horn notes peaking on one last long powerful note and ending abruptly.

Orff’s setting of the poem has become immensely popular and has been performed by countless classical music ensembles and popular artists. It can be heard in numerous movies and television commercials and has become a staple in popular culture, setting the mood for dramatic or cataclysmic situations.

«O Fortuna» topped a list of the most-played classical music of the past 75 years in the United Kingdom. [ad_2]

26 комментариев

  1. O Shiva, as Fate would have it, it may strike down the strong, but it has spared you to continue creating your masterpieces of visual and audio delight. Excellent description and background on the poem, music, and its pop culture significance. The addition and placement of visual text adds another dimension of poignancy and effect. Thank you! ~Papillon

  2. Ms. shiva Cosima, your vision of ~O Fortuna, with the pictures that you shared with us all is absolutely breath taking. Indeed well done, indeed! Respectfully written, Santiago Murillo, Esq.

  3. Thanks for you

  4. Who are those characters in the thumbnail

  5. "Excalibur" was where I 1st heard this masterpiece. —————WolfSky9, 71 y/o

  6. Fantastic video. ——Well done!! ———————WolfSky9, 71 y/o

  7. Brilliant graphic design.

  8. The Wonderful♥

  9. nice idea and well done

  10. super

  11. supåer

  12. I think it was written by Dante.

  13. very beautiful

  14. To Shiva Cosima : I love—really love—the artwork in this video. Thank-you for this ! —-Wolfsky9, 70 y/o

  15. Interestingly, the song is performed in BOTH Liturgical & classical Latin. I hear both pronunciations. it is just a masterpiece. ——————Wolfsky9

  16. and I thought the song as about and octopus with boots getting sent to north korea

  17. This music is simply overwhelming! As with many of us, I 1st heard it in the magnificent '81 film, " Excalibur", John Boorman's moving & almost brilliant re-telling of the Arthurian Legend. At just the perfect moment, " O Fortuna", comes on, & it is magnificent. ——-These drawings are beautiful. —-Well Done!! ————-Wolfsky9, 69y/o

  18. Beautiful video and music.

  19. thank you what great words its my life storey

  20. this is exceptionally beautiful, thank you for sharing

  21. wo wowoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  22. So beautiful. Moving. Powerful.
    It's a pity that a Dominos Pizza commercial led me here.

  23. just wanna ask….why when the song reach to 0:26 the song's sound become so low?????

  24. Even Jay Z had to sample this extraordinary composition.  But here there is an added bonus, thanks to the artistic contributions of ShivaCosima there's a dual wave of being moved, visually and by sound.

  25. incredibly awe-inspiring & intense… of the most beautiful songs ever created by man……

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