CARL ORFF: CATULLI CARMINA

MS 5514
MS Short Title CARL ORFF: CATULLI CARMINA
Text CARL ORFF: CATULLI CARMINA, PARS 1-5, CONTINUITY DRAFT FOR 4 VOICES, WITH SOME PRELIMINARY SINGLE STAFF SKETCHES
Description MS in Latin and German on paper, München, 1943, 8 pp 39x29 cm, 30-stave paper, continuity drafts notated on systems of 3 staves with texts in cursive script, sketches in single staff notation, autograph, signed.
Binding Germany, 1943 or later full green morocco folder gilt.
Context Catulli Carmina is part of the trilogy Trionfi, which consisted of Carmina Burana (1937), Catulli Carmina (1943) and Trionfo di Aphrodite (1953)
Provenance 1. Carl Orff, München (1943-1953); 2. Gertrud Willert Orff, München (1953-2003); 3. Sotheby's 22.5.2003:122; 4. Sotheby's 28.11.2012:240
Commentary The Trionfi are Orff's (1895-1982) most celebrated works, Carmina Burana made his breakthrough as composer. It is based on Codex Buranus, a manuscript written in 1230, discovered in 1803 in the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern in Bayern, founded in 740. The manuscript is now in München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4660.
Place of origin Munich
Dates 1943

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