Aardy R. DeVarque (aardy) wrote,
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Music quiz answers #3

Ah Fortune,
Like the moon
You are constantly changing,
Ever waxing
And waning;
Hateful life
First oppresses
And then soothes
As fancy takes it;
And power
It melts them like ice.

O Fortuna
velut luna
statu variabilis,
semper crescis
aut decrescis;
vita detestabilis
nunc obdurat
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem,
dissolvit ut glaciem.

Full lyrics

Answer: Carl Orff. O Fortuna, from Carmina Burana. (Lyrics from an anonymous poem in the 13th century Carmina Burana poetry collection.) (Guessed by dolique and sigma7)

Where you've probably heard it: Its most famous use is when the knights ride out from Camelot in the movie Excalibur, but it has also been (over)used all over the place since then. There's even a techno remix of it, by Apotheosis.

Feudalism: Serf & Turf
Tags: answers, music, quizzes

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