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Author Archives: Penelope Turner

Project Hildegard #41

Only two of Hildegard von Bingen’s chants are directly linked to the Mass. The alleluia o virgo mediatrix, for which I have already made an a cappella setting, and the kyrie eleison. The kyrie is interesting, as it apparently borrows heavily from another chant – o lucidissima apostolorum turba – one of the chants whose […]

Project Hildegard #40 (2)

The B natural / B flat ambiguity in the manuscript inspired me to play around with two different modes for the revisiting of this one – one starting on D (transposed to A) and one starting on E. Hope you like it! o choruscans lux – shining gem o glittering starlight o most splendid and […]

Project Hildegard #39 (2)

This one has been a while coming. I first recorded Hildegard’s hymn o ignee spiritus back in June, but then life got in the way and I’ve only just been able to finish my revisiting more than three months later. From the start of this project my method has been to first record the chant […]

From the orchard to the church…

A big thank you to everyone who came to hear us in Strud church on Sunday. If you’d like to listen again to the six polyphonic works that I wrote specially for the female vocal ensemble La Noeva, and that we performed on Sunday, you will find them grouped together on SoundCloud here. NB These […]

Entre Terres et Ciel

During the weekend of September 10/11, La Noeva will be taking part in the Fête de Mai (postponed until September because of Covid) in Gesves, close to Namur. We will be showcasing a collective project “Du Verger à l’Eglise” (“From the Orchard to the Church”), created in residence together with the artists Anne Mortiaux and […]