Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Words fail me

You have to see this. It's an ad, simply titled, "Big Ad." It is totally wonderful. Thank you, Kath (the woman who posted the URL on a list we're on) for cheering my day.


Anonymous L.N. Hammer said...



7:18 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

You and Janni were a couple of the people I was thinking of when I put that up, L...

7:50 AM  
Blogger C. F. Blog said...

What a BIG Fun Ad! Anything that uses the music from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana gets my attention.

I love that music. I got to sing it in college with the top choir (me being a freshman and a lousy sight-reader got pick, what a fun piece to sing).

The true lyrics are surprising though but since they came from Monks maybe I should not be so surprised.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

My understanding, from Latin-reading friends, is that it's mostly drinking song lyrics and the for raucous monks, maybe.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous L.N. Hammer said...

It's some monks, and the manuscript was found in a monastery, but most of the songs were by clerks. To get any sort of Church training at the time (and all the universities were Church affairs) you had to enter at least minor orders, even if you backed out later and went for a civilian life with your readin' and writin'. So a fair number of clerks were university students with no intention of being clerical -- and they wrote bawdy songs.

That said, the songs form the Carmina Burana that get the most attention are the secular ones, but there's about an equal number each of erotic, secular, and sacred songs in the thing.


4:46 PM  

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