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6 mini concerts at the Abbey of Maredret (at 3.15pm, 4pm and 4.45pm) on both September 11 and 12

I am excited, honoured and frankly a little bit nervous to announce that six pieces from my Project Hildegard are to be performed as part of the Journées du Patrimoine on September 11 and 12.

The female vocal ensemble La Noeva and the narrator Julie Renson will perform these mini concerts as an introduction to La Noeva’s new programme inspired by and featuring the music of Hildegard Von Bingen. Each mini concert gives you the opportunity to discover: the wonderful crypt at the Abbey of Maredret (not usually open to the public), one of Hildegard’s liturgical chants, one of my Hildegard creations, and an enchanting and evocative text, written and narrated (in French) by Julie Renson.

The concerts are free (with voluntary contribution), but you need to reserve, and there is a maximum of 20 people allowed for each mini concert. You can reserve by scrolling to the bottom of the Abbey’s webpage or by telephoning the Abbey on 082 21 21 83 between 9.30 and 11.00 am.

Hope to see you there!

Project Hildegard #36

In between two Marian feasts (the feast of the Assumption on August 15th and the feast of her Queenship on August 22nd) I post an antiphon in honour of the Virgin Mary. It’s a very beautiful one, and I’m looking forward to revisiting it 🙂

cum erubuerint

#hildegardvonbingen #chant #facsimile

when they blushed, unhappy with their descendants, coming from the wanderings of the fall, then you cry out with a clear voice and thus lift up humankind from this malignant fall

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Project Hildegard #35 (2)

Number 35 (2) is now ready 🙂

o quam mirabilis – the wondrous breath.

#hildegardvonbingen #chantrevisited #ilovemycello

O how wondrous is the prescience of the divine heart that foreknew every creature. For when God looked into the face of humankind, whom he had formed, he beheld all his works in that same human form – entire. O how wondrous is the breath that woke humankind.

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500 years’ anniversary for Josquin Desprez

In celebration of the death of the late, great Josquin Desprez (ca. 1450 – August 27, 1521), I post a little home-recorded Mille Regretz that I have been working on.

This is just one of the gems that will feature at our upcoming Dal Canzonière concert. The concert was to take place on July 31st, but had to be postponed until December 5th, 2021. So, save the date! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Project Hildegard #35

Number 35 in this project is o quam mirabilis. An antiphon of thanks to the creator of all things and in praise of the “breath that awoke humankind.”

o quam mirabilis

#hildegardvonbingen #chant #facsimile

O how wondrous is the prescience of the divine heart that foreknew every creature. For when God looked into the face of humankind, whom he had formed, he beheld all his works in that same human form – entire. O how wondrous is the breath that woke humankind.

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This project is now on SoundCloud