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ORFF: Carmina Burana Suite / BIRD: Serenade / REED: La fiesta mexicana


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ORFF: Carmina Burana Suite / BIRD: Serenade / REED: La fiesta mexicana

This wind band arrangement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is entirely instrumental in concept, the vocal music having been fully incorporated into the band itself. The throbbing rhythms, chaste tenderness and heartfelt simplicity of the original are fully captured in John Krance’s exhilarating transcription. Arthur Bird’s Serenade won the Paderewski Prize as the best chamber work by an American in 1901. Herbert Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana, subtitled A Mexican Folk Song Symphony for Concert Band, depicts a religious festival dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Faithfully representing all of the festival’s moods, the music is both comical and solemn, devout and pagan, boisterous and tender.

Orff, Carl
Krance, John, arranger(s)

  Carmina Burana Suite, "Cantiones profanae" (arr. for concert band)
1.   I. O Fortuna, velut Luna (Oh Fortune, variable as the moon) 00:02:21
2.   II. Fortune plango vulnera (I lament Fortune's blows) 00:02:03
3.   III. Ecce gratum (Behold the Spring) 00:02:52
4.   IV. Tanz: Uf dem anger (Dance: On the lawn) 00:01:51
5.   V. Floret silva nobilis (The noble forest) 00:02:00
6.   VI. Were diu werlt alle min (Were the world all mine) 00:00:57
7.   VII. Amor volat undique (The Goddess of Love flies everywhere) 00:03:28
8.   VIII. Ego sum abbas (I am the abbot) 00:01:59
9.   IX. In taberna quando sumus (When we are in the tavern) 00:02:58
10.   X. In trutina (I am suspended between love and chastity) 00:02:16
11.   XI. Dulcissime (Sweetest boy) 00:00:37
12.   XII. Ave, formosissima (Hail to thee, most beautiful) 00:01:39
13.   XIII. Fortuna, Imperatrix Mundi (Fortune, Empress of the World) 00:02:21

Bird, Arthur
Schuller, Gunther, arranger(s)

  Serenade, Op. 40
14.   I. Allegro moderato 00:06:16
15.   II. Adagio 00:05:48
16.   III. Allegro assai 00:06:21
17.   IV. Allegro energico 00:05:46

Reed, Herbert Owen

  La fiesta mexicana - A Mexican Folk Song Symphony
18.   I. Prelude and Aztec Dance 00:09:05
19.   II. Mass 00:07:08
20.   III. Carnival 00:06:28

Total Playing Time: 01:14:14

Bird, Arthur; Orff, Carl; Reed, Herbert Owen

Krance, John; Schuller, Gunther

Parker, Harlan D.

Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble

Label: Naxos

Series: Wind Band Classics

Genre: Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570242

Barcode: 747313024278

Physical Release: 08/2006

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