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« on: July 13, 2008, 09:55:42 PM »

I've always thought that the operatic music used for the attack on Fort Wagner in "Glory" was very well suited to the action in the film, it just adds another dimension to a great film, but I could never understand the words. Apparently I'm not the only one, here's a version with subtitles. I've been told that the subtitles are what the orchestra hears during the opera "Carmina Burana". Some of the words and images may not be safe for work or school.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 08:52:19 AM »

That one made me laugh SO HARD.  My wife is a music teacher, gotta show it to her!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 12:19:41 AM »

I listen to KUSC, the only remaining classical station in L.A., about 6-7 weeks ago the DJ mentioned that a website had a version of "O Fortuna" with subtitles and visual aids to show what the orchestra hears during the performance. I've been looking for the site off and on since then, just found it yesterday, had to share it. My daughter, who enjoys classical music too, thinks it's one off the funniest things she's seen.
Now if I can just find the one that explains why opera is good.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 02:46:52 AM »

I listen to KUSC, the only remaining classical station in L.A., about 6-7 weeks ago the DJ mentioned that a website had a version of "O Fortuna" with subtitles and visual aids to show what the orchestra hears during the performance. I've been looking for the site off and on since then, just found it yesterday, had to share it. My daughter, who enjoys classical music too, thinks it's one off the funniest things she's seen.
Now if I can just find the one that explains why opera is good.


Ah, the Carmina Burana, or as I've called it for a while, music to invade Poland to. (That's not a good thing to say, I don't recommend you repeat it.)

It's really a great piece. I tried to get my roommates to watch the entirety of Conan the Barbarian to it, but they wouldn't go for it. Really the soundtrack is almost the same piece of music.

But wait! What do you mean opera isn't good? Have you seen
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I trust I need explain myself no further.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 11:57:29 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 02:54:45 AM »

The first time I heard that music was in a commercial for Old Spice, then, I think in the film Excalibur and then, weirdly enough, as the title theme in the first Jackass movie.  TeddyR

I just wish I could see the video but my Big Brother IT dept has blocked access to it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 09:50:33 AM »

My wife the musical purist wanted me to point out that Carmina Burana is not an opera but a 20th century orchestral composition.

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008, 12:08:30 PM »

My wife the musical purist wanted me to point out that Carmina Burana is not an opera but a 20th century orchestral composition.



The form is probably best described as a cantata.  But yes, it's not an opera.  It's actually a series of poems and drinking songs written by monks in the 1200s, set to music by Orff.  Not exactly "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall", by I guess drunken singalongs were more elaborate back in the day.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 08:53:19 PM »

The first time I heard that music was in a commercial for Old Spice, then, I think in the film Excalibur and then, weirdly enough, as the title theme in the first Jackass movie.  TeddyR

I just wish I could see the video but my Big Brother IT dept has blocked access to it.

You may be able to see it by going to google video search and looking for "salsa cookies"

My wife the musical purist wanted me to point out that Carmina Burana is not an opera but a 20th century orchestral composition.

My mistake, I had always thought it was an opera because of the way it was refered to by the DJs at KUSC.
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