I made this video today because I needed some sort of catharsis. This election/economic drama is just getting to be too much!
I had to set it to music, and could think of no better song than Orff's "O Fortuna" from "The Carmina Burana." More than likely, "O Fortuna" is a song you've heard before but never knew the title of, as it is frequently used in trailers for epic or apocalyptic films. I had the great privilege of seeing the entire "Carmina Burana" performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta when I was in high school. I think I fell in love with it because I was still studying Latin at the time. Oh yes, I should probably mention that the song is in Latin. I tried putting subtitles on the video, but they only took away from it. So here are the lyrics in English and Latin:
SECTION I: FORTUNA IMPERATRIX MUNDI
1. O Fortuna (Chorus)
and a little copyright disclaimer:
I consider this video an academic pursuit. I cited my sources.
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