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Project Hildegard #37(2)

Here is o orzchis ecclesia – the shining jewel, my latest revisited chant.

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The text of this interesting antiphon includes five of Hildegard’s own made-up words from her Lingua Ignota. For my setting I have included a further nine of her words: curizan [jewelry settings], gragischon [bracelet], naczuon [necklace], naurizin [ring], oiralbruin [earrings], crizia [church], loiffol [people], scurinz [flame] and orschibuz [oak tree].

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

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