Carl Orff: Ave Formosissima and Carmina Burana

Orff › Ave Formosissima

“Ave formosissima,
gemma pretiosa,
ave decus virginum,
virgo gloriosa,
ave mundi luminar,
ave mundi rosa,
Blanziflor et Helena,
Venus, generosa!”

“Venus, Venus, Venus — generosa (noble Venus)!”

Venus, esoterically, the symbol of mystic Nature.

Conducted by Eugene Ormandy. 49:00 mark then “51:07”!

Orff › Carmina Burana

Carl Orff composed this in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the Benediktbeuern collection. Carmina Burana: (Benediktbeuern).


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