Carmina Burana probably composed in the Convent of Neustift, near Brixen, South Tyrol, ca. 1230, Parchment, 112 folio Signature: Clm 4660, Bl. 64v. Today housed in the Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek Muenchen (see its official Website)
Carmina Burana lyrics (Carl Orff)
Many composers that have used chanting choirs in their scores take inspiration from “O Fortuna” (Examples: Jerry Goldsmith’s “Ave Satani” The Omen , John Williams “Duel of the Fates” Star Wars: Episode I, Don Davis “Neodammerung” The Matrix Revolutions, and Howard Shore “The Ringwraiths” Lord of the Rings). “O Fortuna” itself was used in the King Authur film Excalibur.