The Virginia Consort

Chorus with instrumental accompaniment for a performance of Carl Orff's song cycle from the 1930's, the first movement of which ("O Fortuna") is undoubtedly the viking-stormingest movie soundtrack composition of the past century. (For further testimonials, head over to kickassclassical.com, where you'll learn that it's used as the background music for big showy introductory sequences by Ozzy Osbourne, the New England Patriots, and for everything that happens at Wembley Stadium.)

Then stay tuned for "Five Hebrew Love Songs" by California choral composer Eric Whitaker.