Carl Orff

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Although his fame rests on the success of a single work, Carmina Burana, Orff was a multi-faceted musician and prolific composer.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra 1935 Choral
Catulli Carmina, scenic cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra 1930 Choral
Trionfo di Afrodite, scenic concert in 7 scenes 1949 Choral
Orff-Schulwerk: Music for Children (5 volumes) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Der Mond, opera 1936 Opera
Antigonae, opera 1941 Opera
Die Kluge, opera 1941 Opera
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Orpheus, opera in 3 acts (adaptation of Monteverdi's "Orfeo") 1923 Opera
Concento di voci, pieces (3) for chorus Choral
Oedipus der Tyrann, opera 1957 Opera
Prometheus desmotes, opera 1963 Opera
De temporum fine comoedia, opera for soloists, chorus & orchestra 1962 Opera
Sunt lacrimae rerum, for 2-4 voices with optional instruments (from Orff-Schulwerk) 1932 Choral
Klage der Ariadne, stage work (adaptation of Monteverdi's "Lamento d'Arianna") 1925 Opera
Cantatas on texts of Werfel (Werkbuch I), complete, for chorus, piano & percussion 1930 Choral
Dithyrambi, for chorus & instruments 1955 Choral
Ein Sommernachtstraum, play with music 1917 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Entrata, overture for 5 orchestral groups & organ (after "The Bells" by Byrd) 1928 Orchestral
Cantatas on texts of Brecht (Werkbuch II), complete, for chorus, piano & percussion 1930 Choral
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