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Project Hildegard #14

o beata infantia

Still on the Disibod theme, this antiphon celebrates his childhood – that brought forth the man so inspired by God.

I’ve chosen to sing it in a low register for a change. A soft approach – a lullaby for the little Disibod…

It’s in the Riesencodex, but not the Dendermonde, manuscript. I’ve dared to use an F# at the end, to avoid an augmented fourth. No idea (yet) whether this can be justified by the rest of the manuscript. I believe that it could well fit with the use of cadential ficta in other polyphonic music of around this time, though.

This project is now on SoundCloud

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