(1895 - 1982)
Carl Orff was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach of music education for children. Orff was born in Munich in 1895. His family was Bavarian and was active in the Army of the German Empire. Orff started studying the piano at the age of five and he also took organ and cello lessons. However, he was more interested in composing original music than in studying to be a performer. Orff wrote and staged puppet shows for his family, composing music for piano, violin, zither, and glockenspiel to accompany them. He had a short story published in a children's magazine in 1905 and started to write a book about nature. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting insects.
Composition timpani and percussion requirements
Int'l 32/32/29/26/23 Prem 32/30/28/25/22.5
2 tambourines, clash cymbal, suspended cymbal, castanets, orchestral bass drum, 2 snare drums, 3 glockenspiels, xylophone, sleighbells, triangle, ships bell, ratchet, tam tam, tubular bells, F3, C4, D, F4