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Carmina Burana
BAA09 128-129 Carmina Burana
Den's final charge in Battle 50.
Artist Carl Orff (Japanese version)
Genre Cantata
Appears in Battle 50

Carmina Burana (カルミナ・ブラーナ Karumina Burāna?), Latin for "Songs from Beuern" (short for Benediktbeuern), is the name given to a manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic texts mostly from the 11th or 12th century, although some are from the 13th century. The pieces were written principally in Medieval Latin. The version that was originally presented in the manga was credited as being the scenic cantata composed by German composer Carl Orff. Most likely for copyright reasons this was altered to be Orff's source material, the medieval version, although the lyrics are identical.

Carmina Burana is presented as the music by which Den's final charge in ES 590 in the Scrapyard is set to and is described as being from a 13th century Benedictine manuscript. Specifically this is the third stanza of the poem "O Fortuna", which is part of Carmina Burana.


Latin English translation[1]
Sors salutis
et virtutis
michi nunc contraria,

est affectus
et defectus
semper in angaria.
Hac in hora
sine mora
corde pulsum tangite;
quod per sortem
sternit fortem,
mecum omnes plangite!

Fate opposes me
in vitality
and morality,

forced ever onward,
always in shackles.
So this very moment,
without tarrying,
pluck the quivering strings.
Because Fate
punishes the one who plays,
all lament with me!