Preparing Carmina Burana

A few months ago, I posted a French summary of my experience preparing Carmina Burana for a third party. Some of my readers and followers asked me to post a version in English, which I am sharing with you today!   Lately, I had to prepare the choruses from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana for the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil. In this blog post, I am sharing my observations regarding the preparation of a work for a third party. Since it is regularly required for a choir and its conductor to prepare in order to get inserted into a bigger ensemble, a number of changes is generated when it comes to the rehearsal schedule and the way the work is approached. The language: From the get go, it is necessary to know which latin pronunciation will be used (ecclesiastical or germanic), and to make sure all parties are using the same one. In our case, this also includes the soloists and … Read More