- Feb 29, 2020
This is as good a place to start as any. Sequentia was one of the first performing ensembles to record a large body of Hildegard von Bingen's music:
The cover takes a bit of the visual art of HvB, soups it up like a card for a rave. Hildegard's visions were transcribed by nuns in her abbey into paintings reminiscent of religious from other cultures, with a strong and repeated use of mandalas:
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We are on a little side path from the main street of this thread, but it is a meaningful, interesting and enjoyable detour for me.
While listening to the YouTube clip you kindly shared, I just finished reading Wikipedia Article;
and the Japanese version;
This is really my first impressive experience of the music written by Hildegard von Bingen. The illusions linked to Mandala of Buddhism is also very interesting. I am now going back in time to the 9th century... I would like to do further web (YouTube) search to listen to her music some more, before ordering CDs and/or purchasing by download.
BTW, as you may assume, my music experiences so far in this era were mainly in and around Gregorian Chants for which I have many LPs, CDs and downloaded tracks including this very nice one;
My beloved track-2 "Congaudentes exultemus" can be heard at 2min 00sec in the YouTube clip;
DSF 5.6 MHz 1 bit album (I purchased it) is available here. Really fantastic performance and recording quality..