“Gassenhauer” – Carl Orff

The theme music from Terrence Malick’s bone-chilling and mordantly funny 1973 crime thriller “Badlands.”  If you’re a fan of the 1993 Tony Scott / Quentin Tarantino collaboration “True Romance,” you may notice that Hans Zimmer’s theme music from that film pretty much copies note for note Orff’s music. Forget “Carmina Burana,” THIS should be Orff’s best-known piece.

2 thoughts on ““Gassenhauer” – Carl Orff

  1. ” a much older work by the lutenist Hans Neusiedler from 1536.”
    Carl Orff was a musical prodigy who compiled many great works,
    – some of these were attributed to him, – mistakenly…

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