Carl Orff's Carmina Burana & Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis (2-LP)
One of the most widely performed works for chorus and orchestra in the twentieth century: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. All songs are sung in either medieval Latin or German, and these 25 poems can be bombastic, sorrowful, gut wrenching or dramatic – all qualities Robert Shaw easily draws from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and chorus. A replica of the original libretto is included in the LP. Over 75,000 copies of this title have been sold since its release in 1981.