Carmina Burana (13c.)

Compiled by Jerome F. Weber

This discography of Carmina Burana (Munich, Bavarian State Library, Clm 4660 + Clm 4660a) is based on the color facsimile of the manuscript edited by Bernhard Bischoff (Munich and Brooklyn: Publications of Medieval Musical Manuscripts no. 9, 1967) and the partial edition of Michael Korth (Munich, 1979). Its compilation dates back as far as the recordings of Thomas Binkley and René Clemencic, but the basic research has been refreshed from the original records and newly reformatted to match the Du Fay and Josquin des Prez discographies on this website. Michael Gray’s website,, provided details of some entries.

The works are listed alphabetically and identified by the index numbers assigned by Alfons Hilka and Otto Schumann, the folio numbers in the facsimile edition, and the page numbers found in the Korth edition. The pieces edited by Michael Korth are shown in bold (all the Korth titles have been recorded). The recordings are arranged chronologically, citing conductor, ensemble, date of recording if known, timing if available, and verses identified according to the Korth edition. Following is the issued format (78, 45, LP, MC, CD, SACD), the label and the issue number(s).

Additions and corrections may be conveyed to the compiler for inclusion in a revised version of the work. Go to and click on ‘contact us’. A scan of a CD booklet that provides needed data would be invaluable.

PMMS Carmina B. discography January 2019 (opens PDF).

April 2017; revised January 2019

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