Benjamin Bagby, course director
Members of Sequentia ensemble for mediæval music (Paris):
Benjamin Bagby voice & mediæval harp Wolodymyr Smishkewych voice & organistrum Norbert Rodenkirchen mediæval instruments (winds & harp), improvisation
The Unknown Carmina Burana
In 1937, Carl Orff premiered a creation which has since made Carmina Burana a household name. But what did the original, medieval music sound like? The original Carmina Burana collection remains today a sublime testimony to a golden age of poetry and the vocal arts. Discover the Carmina Burana songs as they sounded in the year 1230: pieces as diverse as monophonic courtly German Minnesang and polyphonic ‘new music’ from Paris. The course ends with a festival concert in which participants in the course will join Sequentia on stage. Open to a limited number of advanced level singers and instrumentalists.