We’re playing this from Carmina Burana in my band class and every one keeps calling me retarded but I swear to god…I’ve heard this in The Lord of te rings..possibly the two towers but I was hoping some one could clarify on this.
Just an afterthought….the words of the “O Fortuna” part of the Carmina Burana when translated are about hopelessness, but the music is so powerful and moving….the build up and crescendo and climactic end….always feels like battle and power victorious…..so different, the music from the words.
Here’s your latin lesson for the day:
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem;
dissolvit ut glaciem.
rota tu volubilis,
mihi quoque niteris;
nunc per ludum
fero tui sceleris.
mihi nunc contraria;
semper in angaria.
hac in hora
cordae pulsum tangite!
quod per sortem
mecum omnes plangite!
O Fortune, like the moon of ever changing state, you are always waxing or waning; hateful life now is brutal, now pampers our feelings with its game; poverty, power, it melts them like ice.
Fate, savage and empty, you are a turning wheel, your position is uncertain, your favour is idle and always likely to disappear; covered in shadows and veiled you bear upon me too; now my back is naked through the sport of your wickedness.
The chance of prosperity and of virtue is not now mine; whether willing or not, a man is always liable for Fortune’s service. At this hour without delay touch the strings! Because through luck she lays low the brave, all join with me in lamentation!
Carmina Burana used to be used in the Old Spice Adverts. Fraid it never made it to the Lord of The Rings trilogy – but it sounds very much as if it should have.
Well, you’ve heard bits that sound like it. I’m sure every composer who has ever written music for action or power sequences in film listen to it for inspiration (and Wagner’s Ring stuff etc…). I hear homages in lots of films scores to the older classical composers.
Howard shore wrote all of the music for the soundtrack(s).
YES…THE LORD OF THE RINGS IS A GREAT MOVIE! I LOVE THE WAY IT WAS FILMED.
I think you mean the song The Black Rider (starting with 1:10) from LR. It resembles very much
I hope that is what you are looking for
No, it isn’t. Howard Shore made all of the soundtracks for the movies. 🙂