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Author Archives: Penelope Turner

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 #hildegardvonbingen #chant #facsimile o orzchis [vast] […]

A first review of Hildegard Revisited!

On Saturday December 18, 2021, La Noeva sang in concert as part of the Printemps musicale de Silly in Belgium. The first part of the programme featured six pieces from my project Hildegard Revisited – works that were written specially for the voices of La Noeva. It was the first time that these six pieces have been […]

Merry Christmas…

and a Happy New Year!

Project Hildegard #1 (7)

O pastor was the very first chant that I recorded, back in March 2020 when this project kicked off at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. Listening back to my first revisitings, I realize how far I have come and how much I have learnt. There is still room for me to grow and improve, […]

Project Hildegard #36 (2)

This one has been a long time coming, but my wanderings have finally ended in an a cappella version for three voices. cum erubuerint – the wanderings of the fall #hildegardvonbingen #chantrevisited #acappella when they blushed, unhappy with their descendants, coming from the wanderings of the fall, then you cry out with a clear voice […]