pluck the strings
These words are from the opening movement, Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (Fortune, Empress of the World), of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. And wow does he have us pluck the strings! The strings are pizzicato (plucked) for almost the entire opening movement. A coincidence? Probably not.
Of course, the lyrics continue:
and since by fatethe strong are overthrownweep ye all with me.
We don't think you'll be weeping when we present Carmina Burana with the Metropolitan Chorus on November 8th and 9th. Gasping with delight perhaps. But if you well up, that's ok. We'll try to have some tissues on hand! Missing the concert would definitely be a reason for tears, so be sure you get tickets before it's too late!