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To: metmom; Salvation

Carmina Burana? REALLY?

OK...so it is in Latin, but that is where its relationship to anything “holy” ends.

Carmina Burana is one of the “naughtiest” pieces of “Classical Music” on Planet Earth!

It glorifies drunkenness, wrath, seduction of virgins, gluttony, paganism, gambling, and debauchery, and ridicules the Church.

It is a terrific piece of choral music, and I know the work, but I can’t, for the life of me, imagine Dear Monsignor Pope (whom I respect a great deal!) citing it and even providing a link to an excerpt.

Of course...what do I know? I’m a musician, not a theologian.

In olden times, such a choral work, which mocks sacred cantatas, and is based on bawdy secular 12th Century minstrelsy, would be condemned by the Legion of Decency.


9 posted on 02/28/2018 11:10:40 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: left that other site

I understand that Monsignor Pope is also a musician; he is an accomplished organist from what I have heard.

I’m not familiar with this piece of music, but could definitely pick up the anger and frustration in it.


11 posted on 02/28/2018 2:59:24 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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