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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000494.txt from 2010/11

From: Michael Nichols <mrn.clarinet@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cloud Cuckoo Land
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:48:53 -0500

True. In this case, though, I had a very specific piece of music in
mind. It's one of the songs from Orff's Carmina Burana, appropriately
titled "Ego Sum Abbas."

"Ego sum abbas cucaniensis" is Latin for "I am the abbot of
Cloud-Cuckoo-Land." It's a song about some crazy drunk guy in a
tavern (or, more precisely, sung by someone musically portraying a
crazy drunk guy in a tavern).

And wafna...well, that's apparently some kind of medieval expletive
that the singers repeat over and over again. :-)

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DORYt24lA-ew

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Jennifer Jones
<helen.jennifer@-----.com> wrote:
> One can speak songfully. =A0There can be melody and rhythm to speech;
> think poetry! =A0:-)
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