That's the Orff I know, Patricia
. Very powerful choral piece. I first heard it in the Excalibur movie.
Can I bring it back to a more relaxing ambiance? Here is a piece from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, who was born in Italy 1854 and died 1924. Its an opera about an American naval lieutenant, Pinkerton, who gets a Japanese girl pregnant. He leaves her but says he'll come back.
Butterfly waits forlornly for about four years, until she finally sees an American warship in the harbour. Thinking Pinkerton has come back she is overjoyed, until she finds out that he is married to an American woman and want to take her son back to the USA. Overcome with grief, Butterfly commits Seppuku in the final act.
This piece is called the Humming chorus and appears just over halfway through. Butterfly has seen Pinkerton's ship in the harbour and has prepared her home for his arrival. This is sung as she waits for him to come.
There has just been a fine outdoor performance, set against the back drop of Sydney Harbour bridge by Opera Australia on Sky. You can get it on the Sky demand feature.https://youtu.be/NBO94mIQqtY