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Orff

 (ôrf), Carl 1895-1982.
German composer noted for the secular cantata Carmina Burana (1936) and for his development of a system of music education for children.
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Orff

(ɔːf)
n
(Biography) Carl (karl). 1895–1982, German composer. His works include the secular oratorio Carmina Burana (1937) and the opera Antigone (1949)
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Orff

(ɔrf)

n. Carl,
1895–1982, German composer.
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Carl Orff (1895-1982) was a German composer and musician well known across the globe for his contributions to music education.
Orff's masterwork opens with O Fortuna, the music that has followed us all our lives perhaps without us even knowing.
Some of the exercises may be valuable in rehearsals, but if you want to read books about listening and rehearsals strategies, I suggest you defer to Copland and Oxford Press, or do what these guys did in the spirit of Orff and make up your own.
The immediate appeal of Carmina burana notwithstanding, Orff's musical style was often uncompromising, and his approach to dramatic style and textual declamation difficult in its high artistic ideals--much in the way that the early efforts of the Florentine Camerata (Peri, Caccini, Mei) to reinstate the purity of the ancient drama resulted in a monodic style that glorified the preeminence of text over musical complexity.
In the mid-1930s, Orff turned a bunch of 13th century poems found at a Benedictine monastery in the Bavarian Alps into a high-energy, high- emotion, nothing-if-not-rousing musical work.
In order for [languages] teachers to use Orff principles in the classroom, they do not need to be musical.
Intro to Orff, Orff Levels 1-2-3 (P/J Vocal Music Parts 1-2-3 & Orff Specialist)
Orff took this set of lively medieval poems, discovered in a Bavarian monastery and written by itinerant minstrels and lapsed priests among others, and wove in the story of the love affair of Helena and Blanzifor.
Carl Orff's world famous work "Carmina Burana" provides the framework for the programme.