January 30, 2007

Semper In Angaria

Sors salutis...

I simply love Orff's orchestral rendition of that 13th-century Benedictine work, Carmina Burana. It's vulgar and powerful. It's the same opening theme from the movie, The Doors. Even Michael Jackson appropriated it for his tours.

...et virtutis...

Unfortunately, this opening of a piece scares a lot of people for it resembles Halloween and everything dragged out from beneath the ground.

...michi nunc contraria...

Nonetheless, its lyrics are timeless and speaks volumes about the vibrant exchanges of human dispositions. And if you'll take time to find it, it is the theme of my days here at work.

...est affectus...

And it is only here I can pour my innards and let the weight off my chest. I hate being an emotional vampire always complaining about trivial and personal stuff to people who I know are also stressed out.

...et defectus...

If there shall be a Carneades plank floating somewhere in this sea called life, I might just take it for oftentimes, life has become nihilistic.

...semper in angaria.

1 comment:

the amateur misanthrope said...

Which performance do you have? I have the one with the Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy. Channel 9 (RPN) used to show a mini-docu on Carmina Burana. Apparently, it's also a theatrical piece performed outdoors. Locally, I've never heard of a performance here. A pity, really, because Orff's work is very dramatic, joyful and crazy at times, click dapat sa Pinoy. Most choral compositions that do get performed here include the presto from Beethoven's 9th, Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, or Vivaldi's Gloria.