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St. Hildegard von Bingen: Abbess, poet, visionary. And now a canonized musician

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Celestial Hierarchy (Sony Classical)

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Canonized by Pope Benedict in May 2012, St. Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, visionary, healer, singer, poet and composer, left two precious manuscripts filled with spiritual songs. Hildegard’s music experienced a “pop culture” moment back in 1994, when Richard Souther’s album Vision: The Music Of Hildegard von Bingen became a hit, winning the Billboard Classical/Crossover album of the year award.
Starting in 1982, the acclaimed Medieval music ensemble, Sequentia, began the enormous project of recording all of her works. Celestial Hierarchy is the last of the recordings of von Bingen’s music and is devoted to her hymns to the angels, patriarchs, prophets and the Virgin Mary. All of the songs on the album have been newly-transcribed for the album by Benjamin Bagby, who co-founded Sequentia in 1977 with Barbara Thornton.
Celestial Hierarchy is available now on Sony Classical.
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