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 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8.
17 June 9. 10. Men 12, 13, 14. Full 18. 19. 20
24 June All men’s numbers plus others

Friday 28 June 7.30pm at Dorothy Stringer School, Brighton: Joint rehearsal with Brighton Orpheus Choir

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