Carl Orff - Carmina Burana (O Fortuna)
The powerful 1935 O Fortuna by German composer Carl Orff is the definition of timeless. The song is actually a midevil Latin Galic poem from the 13th century put to music. This is one of the most played songs from classical music, and it has been and will be covered endless times. It also has been used so much in film and TV that it has been called "the most overused piece of music in film history." The piece, not surprisingly, has been sampled dozens of times by artist such as Enigma, Nas, KMFDM, Lil Kim and others. In 1991 Belgium group Apotheosis had a huge club hit with their techno remake, Carl Orff's estate triumphantly sued and stopped distribution of the unlicensed record. O Fortuna is the opening and the closing of the larger composition Carmina Burana, which is presented here in full in a one-hour German TV production from 1975.
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