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Carmina Burana – Big Bash Bonus!

Recorded in 1976

The Big Bash, the annual alumni reunion weekend, is a relatively new idea at Wabash. And from all accounts, it is a big hit! It used to be that our reunions were held during commencement weekend. That was a bit of a crush, so a few years ago Wabash moved the alumni reunion to the first weekend in June when the whole college is totally focused on returning alumni. This year the Bash was as lively as ever. The Lilly Library was hopping with alums and their families. It was wonderful to see so many people laughing, chatting and reminiscing.

As so often happens, alums bring things to the Archives. What a delight to see these items, many of which are one of a kind. Among the things left with the Archives this year was an unopened copy of this album, a recording of the cantata “Carmina Burana.”

This was quite a project, a joint performance with the Wabash Glee Club and the St. Mary of the Woods College Chorale. Here is a copy of the liner notes listing the performers and a description of the work…

Just this week I received a request for a copy of this performance. Thanks to Adam Bowen and Josh Mitchell [W2013] in the Media Center, now anyone can hear this amazing work!

Here is a You Tube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljgu0lQohsM&feature=plcp

 

While you are there, be sure to check out the many other items Adam and his good men of the Media Center have added…talk about time travel!!!

All best,
Beth Swift
Archivist
Wabash College