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Project Hildegard #37

This is a very interesting little antiphon – not so such much for its subject matter or musical line (though this is as beautiful as usual!), but because the text includes five of Hildegard’s own made-up words from her Lingua Ignota (bolded in the translation below).

o orzchis ecclesia

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For more about this project visit or listen on my Soundcloud account to all the chants so far revisited.

o orzchis [vast] Church, shielded with divine might and adorned with jacinth: you are caldemia [the scent] of the stigmata of the loifolum [peoples] and a city of knowledge. O, o, you are indeed crizanta [anointed] in the lofty sound; you are a chorzta [shining] jewel.

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