I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937).

In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach toward music education for children.