February 12 – Special Effects

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Carl Orff: Carmina Burana: O Fortuna (Fortuna Imperatix Mundi)
Few sounds can make the hair on the back of one’s neck stand up without fail. The sound of a huge gong is one of them! Gongs come in all different sizes, measuring anywhere from 20 inches to six feet in diameter. Listen for the gong in this passage from Carl Orff’s cantata “Carmina Burana” and try to guess how big it is.

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