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Project Hildegard #31 (2)

And here, after several days head down in the zone :-), the votive antiphon for the VM o tu illustrata, set for five cellos and three voices. #hildegardvonbingen #chantrevisited #ilovemycello o tu illustrata – divine brightness O you, illuminated by the divine brightness, bright virgin mary, infused by god’s word, how your womb flowered by […]

Project Hildegard #31

February 2nd is the feast day for the purification of the Virgin Mary. It is also the feast of Candlemas – a celebration of the coming of light. I have selected o tu illustrata as my appropriate chant. It is a votive antiphon for the VM, who, according to the text, is lit by divine […]

Project Hildegard #30 (2)

My latest is a lament for all murdered innocents. rex noster – the clouds weep Our king is prompt to receive the blood of the innocents of whom the angels sing and make sound in praise but the clouds weep for the same blood. The tyrant however is suffocated by his own malice in the […]

Project Hildegard #30

On December 28th, it was the feast day in honour of the Holy Innocents. I have to admit that I had to double-check this one. It refers to the massacre by King Herod of all male children of two years old and under in and around Bethlehem. The Catholic Church regards them as the first […]

Project Hildegard #29 (2)

Here is my latest – intended for the six voice ensemble La Noeva. The title comes from the middle section “o mira floriditas.” The idea of the mirror (from the opening text: “o mirror of the dove”) is reflected in some of the opening phrases that have been given an upside-down counterpart… And for the […]