Looking for low puns at the expense of the light classical repertoire? Well, friends, you've come to the right place.
This brief parody that I devised a couple of years back -- and which is rumored, thanks to a family connection, to have enjoyed a brief popularity backstage at the Los Angeles Opera -- conjoins a notoriously overused choral work with a difficult-to-overuse Gershwin tune. Everybody sing along now!
You say "fortuna" and I say "fontana"
You say "carmina" and I say "burana"
Fortuna! Fontana! Carmina! Burana!
Let's Carl the whole thing Orff!
Still not satisfied? A loud, scary MIDI version of Mr. Orff's Opus is available here. (Caution: It launches itself automatically and may scare your pets, small children, or co-workers.)