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Project Hildegard #38 (2)

Here is my revisiting of o rubor sanguinis. I wrote this piece with the people of Ukraine in my heart. It is an anthem that honours the life and courage of those whose blood is spilt, whose lives are ruined. You are my grandfather, my father, mother, son. #standingwithukraine #stopthewar For more about this project […]

Project Hildegard #38

The next chant in this series is dedicated to all those suffering in Ukraine as a result of this bloody war. My grandmother was born in Zhytomyr and my heart is with all those who have lost loved ones and whose world has been turned upside. Back in the twelfth century, Hildegard wrote this chant […]

Standing with Ukraine – the blood of innocents

As I work on a new revisiting for Project Hildegard, the people of Ukraine are very much in my thoughts. I share a previous piece from this project here, as it seems to me to be very appropriate: o rex noster – the clouds weep Our king is prompt to receive the blood of the […]

Project Hildegard #37(2)

Here is o orzchis ecclesia – the shining jewel, my latest revisited chant. #hildegardvonbingen #linguaignota #chantrevisited For more about this project visit www.penelopeturner.com/project-hildegard/ or listen on my Soundcloud account to all the chants so far revisited. 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 […]

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). #hildegardvonbingen #chant #facsimile For more about this project visit www.penelopeturner.com/project-hildegard/ or […]