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Project Hildegard #23

The fourth antiphon in the series: Office for the feast of Saint Ursula, 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 4. deus enim in prima muliere presignavit because god had shown in the first woman how woman should be nurtured by the protection of man

Project Hildegard #22

The third antiphon in the series: Office for the feast of Saint Ursula, 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 3. de patria etiam earum from their fatherland and from other regions religious men and wise men came to join them who kept them in virginal protection and ministered to them in all things

Project Hildegard #21

And here is the second antiphon in the series: Office for the feast of Saint Ursula, 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 2. unde quocumque so wherever they came to on their way they were received with the joy of heavenly paradise, because they appeared in honourable religious behaviour

Project Hildegard #20

No fewer than 13 of Hildegard von Bingen’s 77 liturgical chants are in honour of Saint Ursula and companions. With Saint Ursula’s feast day coming up on October 21st, I have decided to create a mini-series of chants that will feature the eight antiphons that Hildegard wrote for singing at Lauds as part of the […]

Project Hildegard #19 (2)

hodie aperuit – the door opens Throughout this project, I have sometimes been surprised by the turn a particular piece has taken. This one is a case in point. My “revisiting” of Hildegard’s hodie aperuit uses the chant melody as the basis for a kind of motet. It follows in the footsteps of many medieval […]