Hildegard Von Bingen - Sequentia - Ordo Virtutum mp3 album
1-1. Prologue: Qui Sunt Hi, Qui Ut Nubes? 2:26. 1-2. Processional Of Embodied Souls (Instrumental). Recorded in the Basilica of Knechtsteden, Germany, 29 June - 5 July 1997. Rights Society: GEMA.
Sequentia’s Hildegard von Bingen Project: Initially in collaboration with the West German Radio Cologne (WDR Köln) Sequentia made a series of recordings of the complete works of Germany’s most important medieval composer, the abbess and visionary Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). As the 900th anniversary of Hildegard’s birth approached in 1998, Barbara Thornton (1950-1998) made a compelling case to BMG Classics to re-record Hildegard’s music-drama Ordo Virtutum.
Ensemble, Adapted By – Sequentia (2). Flute, Panpipes – David Hart (5). Liner Notes – Peter Dronke. Liner Notes – Peter Hasler. Liner Notes – Ingeborg Neumann, Viviane Jesbois. Organ, Harp, Hurdy Gurdy – Benjamin Bagby. Other – Klaus L. Neumann.
Hildegarde’s Ordo Virtutum, or The Way of Virtue, certainly had something to do with it. Written in 1151, . is a unique liturgical drama, basically the world’s first morality play, a genre Hildegarde invented. The play is in five acts: the prologue, the lament of the souls, the identification of the virtues, the repentance of the anima, and the finale. Hildegarde’s Ordo Virtutum presents humanity with as story as old as time itself, the battle between good and evil. And unlike the apocalyptic visions in the book of Revelations or the firebrand preachers that dotted Europe for centuries, Hildegarde’s vision of salvation is uplifting, one that believes the devil can be thwarted through the desire to be nearer to God and his grace.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). I have been listening to this album on and off for months now, and keep coming back to it. It is a great recording of one of the earliest pieces of combined chant and instrumental music still in existence, composed in around 1150. It is a surprisingly long morality play - again, one of the earliest extant examples of this genre as well - taking up two CDs.
Hildegard von Bingen Composer. Ordo Virtutum (liturgical drama) Work. Barbara Thornton Ensemble Director, Benjamin Bagby Ensemble Director, Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music, Cologne Ensemble. Hildegard von Bingen: Symphoniae. Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music, Cologne. Shining Light, Music from Aquitanian Monasteries. Naxos featured album.