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Sweatin' to the Madrigals

Passe, You Say?
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Our once beloved oldies have been bled dry. They well may be part and parcel of the "Soundtrack of Our Lives" but sadly today they only succeed in conjuring images of convenience stores and feminine hygiene products and fast food and vehicles most of us couldn't afford even if we worked three jobs.

Don't workout to commercials. Get down with some swingin' complex polyphonic vocal pieces from the 16th century.

Unclutter your mind and the fat will take care of itself.

The Military, Jun 19 2001

O! Fortuna (Translation) http://www.auburn.e...ertocr/Fortuna.html
[The Military, Jun 19 2001]

Early music CDs http://www.medieval.org/emfaq
Everything you ever wanted to know about music pre-Mozart, and pre-commercials [Trouvere, Jun 19 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

O! Fortuna (Translation) http://www.auburn.e...ertocr/Fortuna.html
[The Military, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Thomas Tallis rocks. How about a halfbakery Chamber Choir, or a capella group? We could do the Seven Lessons and Carols in TPPCPPC. While pumping iron.
lewisgirl, Jun 19 2001

       Step Aerobics to 'Spem in Alium'? I don't think so.
angel, Jun 19 2001

       Weep, O Mine Eyes as thou cellulite shaketh before me, yon lardy one.
thumbwax, Jun 19 2001

       Spem in Alium also has the memorable refrain: "no more chicken salad, no more chicken salad..." in fugue form, too. Quite how chicken salad posed a problem for a 16th c. sacred music composer is not clear. However, it may serve as a warning of the evils of mayonnaise to our heavenly aerobics participants.
lewisgirl, Jun 19 2001

       Hey! Baked. I ride my exercise bike to the sound of O! Fortuna. There's nothing like that opening line to get those pedals turning.
DrBob, Jun 19 2001

       You know O! Fortuna? Great! Ineed to know: That part that sounds sort of like...   

       I like Texas
You like Texas
Deep in the Heart of Texas

       Is that even close?
The Military, Jun 25 2001

DrBob, Jun 25 2001

       Well, as Carmina Burana is predominantly about drink and debauchery, I wouldn't be surprised. I can't offhand remember what O Fortuna is about. Anyone got a translation?
Lemon, Jun 25 2001


The Military, Jun 26 2001

       <admin> Use the 'link' button to add a link, The Military.

jutta must be slowing down in her old age.
DrBob, Jun 26 2001

       jutta, "...I guiltily take because of you." My apologies.
The Military, Jun 26 2001

       Thanks for the link, Mil. Hmmm so what *is* it about then, eh? Gambling perhaps?
Lemon, Jun 27 2001

       Many welcomes, Lem. I think the real beauty of the lyrics is their seeming power to suggest many interpretations to those not certain.
The Military, Jun 28 2001

       This we suspected, Rods. The "sonically embody" reference was a big tip-off. And in that regard, I would concur with gusto.
The Military, Jul 01 2001

       Carl Orff was, of course 20th century - at least, once he'd started school (1895-1982). For madrigals, you're looking for people like Monteverdi (the Italian kind) or Morley (the English). But for rocking early music, try Guillaume de Machaut, Solage, Pierre de Vitry, Thomas Pycard.
Trouvere, Aug 11 2001


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