Carmina Burana rehearsal plan

East Sussex Community Choir
Rehearsal schedule March – June 2019.
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

There are 12 Choral numbers PLUS 4 for Tenors and basses only.

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: 1; 2
Primo vere: 3; 5
Uf dem anger: 7; 8; 9; 10
In Teberna Nos 12; 13 & 14 are for Choir Tenors and Basses only
Cours d’amours: 18; 19 (Tenors and Basses only); 20; 22;
Blanziflor et Helena: 24
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: 25 (a repeat of No.1).

Rehearsal date Musical numbers Men’s Homework
18 March 18. 20. 22. 24. 25 Men: 19 (words)
25 March 2. 3. 5.  & Men 19. Men: 14 (words)
1 April 7. 8. 9. 10. & Men 14  
29 April 18. 20. 22. 24. 25 Men: 19 (words)
13 May 2. 3. 5. & Men 19. Men: 14 (words)
20 May 7. 8. 9. 10. & Men 14
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June

A 3 week break at Easter, and 2 Bank Holiday Mondays in May, make this a ‘bitty’ term. Please maintain your practice at home – especially on the text.

Here are some links to online rehearsal aids.

The best: American rehearsal recording, with live soloist singing your line (with words) and choir and orchestra in the background. The faster movements are additionally recorded a little bit slower to facilitate learning. Available as CD (by post from USA) or as MP3 download. Each voice part costs $12.80.
http://rehearsalarts.com/Orff_Carmina_Burana_13.html

Then there’s Cyberbass, which you access online.
Advantages: It’s free; and you can slow down as much as you like.
Disadvantage: There are no words, just a piano playing your line with distant electronic accompaniment.
http://cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Orff/orff_carmina_burana.htm

There are recordings of individual movements and individual parts on Youtube, but I don’t know if all are available, and this one has no text,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvFMk5OWdqo

Here is a link to a Translation of the entire text http://www.austinsymphony.org/files/Carmina_Burana_translation.pdf