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Project Hildegard

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant confinement started me off on a project to record and revisit all 77 liturgical chants written by Hildegard Von Bingen.

As the project grows, I am keeping a track of all the chants that I have sung and revisited on this page, together with the date the first version of each was posted.

You can also listen to all my recordings on SoundCloud. (I have put the ‘pure’ chants together in one SoundCloud playlist, the revisited one are in another.)

Chants

34. o jerusalem (April 23, 2021)

33. spiritus sanctus (March 24, 2021)

glorious life

32. mathias sanctus per electionem (February 24, 2021)

like a giant

31. o tu illustrata (February 7, 2021)

divine brightness

30. rex noster (January 20, 2021)

the clouds weep
responsory to the Innocents

29. o speculum columbe (January 1, 2021)

o wonderful flowering
antiphon to St John the Evangelist

28. o euchari columba (December 18, 2020)

the wheel
responsory to St Eucharius

27. alleluia o virga mediatrix (November 27, 2020)

body and voice
alleluia to the Virgin Mary

26. Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 8: sed diabolus (October 18, 2020)

St Ursula at lauds: Part 1 the kiss of peace; Part 2 the firmament sustains
St Ursula at lauds: no. 8 sed diabolus
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

25. Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 7: deus enim rorum (October 18, 2020)

At Ursula at lauds: no. 7 deus enim rorum
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

24. Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 6: et ideo puelle iste (October 18, 2020)

St Ursula at lauds: no. 6 et ideo puelle iste
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

2. (rerecording) Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 5: aer enim volat (October 18, 2020)

St Ursula at lauds: no. 5 aer enim volat
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

23. Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 4: deus enim in prima muliere (October 18, 2020)

St Ursula at lauds: no. 4 deus enim in prima muliere
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

22. Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 3: de patris etiam earum (October 10, 2020)

St Ursula at lauds: no. 3 de patria etiam earum
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

21. Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 2: unde quocumque (October 9, 2020)

St Ursula at lauds: no. 2 unde quocumque
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

20. Office for the feast of Saint Ursula: 8 antiphons in matutinis laudibus (for lauds). Antiphon 1: studium divinitatis (October 9, 2020)

St Ursula at lauds: no. 1 studium divinitatis
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

19. hodie aperuit (September 26, 2020)

the door opens
antiphon to the Virgin Mary

18. o virtus sapientie (September 13, 2020)

the three wings
antiphon to Divine Wisdom

17. ave maria (September 4, 2020)

relatively space
responsory to the Virgin Mary

16. o virga ac diadem (August 18, 2020)

the introverted sister of o ignis spiritus paracliti
sequence to the Virgin Mary

15. ave generosa (August 7, 2020)

version “hurdy gurdy”
hymn to the Virgin Mary

14. o beata infantia (July 14, 2020)

disibod’s canon
for six voices
antiphon to St Disibod

13. o viriditas digiti dei (July 6, 2020)

growth surrounds him
responsory to St Disibod

12. quia ergo femina (June 23, 2020)

because a woman
antiphon to the Virgin Mary

11. o bonifaci (June 17, 2020)

it runs and flows
antiphon to St Boniface

10. laus trinitati (June 9, 2020)

in the choral tradition
antiphon in praise of the Trinity

9. o ignis spiritus paracliti (June 1, 2020)

may the funky spirit be with you
sequence to the Holy Spirit

8. columba aspexit (May 23, 2020)

the dove looked in
sequence to St Maximin

7. o felix apparicio (May 16, 2020)

with cello harmonics
antiphon to St Rupert

6. o clarissima mater (May 8, 2020)

with cello groove
responsory to the Virgin Mary

5. o frondens virga (May 2, 2020)

seen in the mirror of fa
antiphon to the Virgin Mary

4. o viridissima virga (April 21, 2020)

hope springs eternal
hymn to the Virgin Mary

3. karitas habundat (April 8, 2020)

in loving memory of Rachel
neumes unite
antiphon to the Holy Spirit

2. aer enim volat (March 29, 2020)

needs and duties
antiphon in matutinis laudibus (St Ursula)

1. o pastor (March 18, 2020)

nuns gone rogue
antiphon to the Redeemer