Focus piece - O Fortuna

Date: 29th Sep 2017 @ 3:55pm

Fortune spins her wheel. Who will win, who will lose? Inspired by medieval literature, ‘O fortuna’ is one of the most famous choral pieces in the world. The piece gives us a chance to meet Fortuna, the Roman Goddess of Fortune (also worshipped in Greek mythology) and transports us back to medieval times.

'O fortuna' is part of a cantata (a vocal composition with instrumental accompaniment) called Carmina Burana. The name Carmina Burana means 'songs of Beuren', which was a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria

Listen to the orchestral version below. 

Listen out for the dynamics. Can you hear the crescendo?

O Fortuna

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