Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Present Carmina Burana
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- Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
- David Conte’s Invocation and Dance
Invocation and Dance – a text taken from Walt Whitman’s When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d. The poet is mourning the death of Lincoln; yet in the joyful song of the bird, he hears this carol celebrating life in the midst of the pain of death. The opening slow pulse of the timpani creates a sense of hushed expectation. Conte uses word painting to describe death “undulating” round the world. Contrasting dynamics and the imaginative use of percussion intensify the conflicting emotions. Dance is an exuberant expression of joy. Percussive instruments and a four-note melodic motive set the tone with a jazzy rhythm, and cluster chords evoke an atmosphere of celebration. A middle section sets a different mood, as the tenors and basses, followed by the other voices, sing about the approach of death, the “strong deliv’ress.” Then the opening motive and jazz rhythms return and the song concludes with “Dance on, sing praises. For life, joy, love, sing praise!”
_Carmina Burana – An explosion of energy! Orff’s popular oratorio is an homage to humanity. The music, by turns wild and tender, beautiful, and rambunctious, looks at fate, the changing seasons, earthly delights, and mankind’s hopes and dreams. Carmina Burana _is one of the most exciting musical evenings imaginable.