Friday, 18 November 2016

You might be wondering why this hat is called "Carmina"?

Well...let me tell you a short story:
In 1803, a collection of manuscripts was found in a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria.  

It was an incredible group of 254 poems and dramatic texts mostly from the 11th and 12th century, written in medieval latin, old french and some german.

They name it "Carmina Burana" which literally means "Songs from Beuern" (the name of the monastery)
In 1936, german composer Carl orff set twenty four of those poems to music.
This composition quickly became popular and a staple piece of the classical musical repertoire.

Carmina Burana and specially its opening and closing movement called "O Fortuna" have been part of my early years, listening to the songs and the stories...
So many stories as petals in those roses!

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