Slightly Orff

Yet another awesome weekend spent with friends, albeit one involving copious quantities of alcohol (whiskey to be precise), and some charity work.

Carmina Burana by Orff is a composition that I listen to quite often in the car. The original Carmina Burana on which Orff based his composition, is a collection of 254 poems that were written in Medieval Latin and High German by clerics and students to satirize the Catholic Church. Just the kind of thing that I find personally satisfying.

Earlier this weekend I came across this masterpiece by the Sydney Symphony and Sydney Choirs Orchestra which in the spirit of the original poems, not only parodies Carmina Burana, but pays tribute to sleep-deprived parents. This had me in fits of laughter.

Now be really good; put your phone down and go to bed.