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Hildegard (Hildegard Von Bingen)

Sinfonye , Stevie Wishart Audio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0091HVMKU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,325 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bingen: Karitas HabundatGuy Sigsworth 2:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bingen: Deus In AdiutoriumGuy Sigsworth0:41£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bingen: O Virtus SapientieGuy Sigsworth 1:50£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bingen: Dixit DominusGuy Sigsworth0:45£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bingen: O Virtus Sapientie Alio ModoGuy Sigsworth 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bingen: O Beata InfantiaGuy Sigsworth 1:27£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bingen: Beatus VirGuy Sigsworth0:48£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bingen: O Beata Infantia Alio ModoGuy Sigsworth 3:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bingen: Nunc GaudeantGuy Sigsworth 2:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bingen: Confitebor TibiGuy Sigsworth 1:07£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bingen: O SuccessoresGuy Sigsworth 1:58£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bingen: AzeruzGuy Sigsworth 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bingen: Laudate PueriGuy Sigsworth 1:03£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bingen: O Successores Alio ModoGuy Sigsworth 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Bingen: CapitulumGuy Sigsworth0:21£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bingen: O Quam PreciosaGuy Sigsworth 4:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Bingen: O Viridissima VirgaGuy Sigsworth 3:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Bingen: O Frondens VirgaGuy Sigsworth 1:45£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Bingen: MagnificatGuy Sigsworth 4:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Bingen: O Frondens Virga Alio ModoGuy Sigsworth 1:28£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Bingen: O Doctor OptimeGuy Sigsworth 4:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Bingen: ZuuenzGuy Sigsworth 5:26£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Hildegard of Bingen was a German writer, composer and philosopher. Born in the late 11th century she was widely regarded as a visionary in the arts world, writing a series of texts, plays and music which have been the subject of renewed interest in recent years. Having been referred to as saintly by numerous popes throughout the ages, Hildegard was officially canonised on the 7th October 2012. She is the first ever composer to be made a saint.

The album is a joint collaboration between old school friends, Guy Sigsworth and Stevie Wishart. Having studied medieval music together at a young age, they went on to go down very different musical paths. Stevie went on to become an academic in medieval music, specialising in Hildegard and the hurdy gurdy. Guy became a music producer working with renowned artists such as Bjork, Madonna and Britney Spears, as well as continuing to write his own original compositions.

The collaborative force behind this project therefore ensures that Hildegard isn t a straightforward medieval recording. As well as original pieces by Hildegard, the album also features new compositions by Stevie Wishart incorporating text written by Hildegard and pieces by Guy Sigsworth, who reworks Hildegard samples to create ambient remixes.

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars New Age-y Hildegard 29 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD
Having thoroughly enjoyed and loved Stevie Wishart & Sinfonye's earlier three volume series of the complete (sic) Hildegard von Bingen (The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol.1, The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Vol.2, The Complete Hildegard Von Bingen Vol.3), this new release by Ms Wishart - opportunely timed to coincide with Pope Benny XVI's elevation of Hildegard to the status of Doctor of the Church - was an immediate purchase when I stumbled across it by accident. At the time there were no MP3 samples available to listen to, so I was buying it blind. My heart sank somewhat on receiving the disc and reading on the back of the case "fusing medieval music of Hildegard with electronic sounds and remixes".

It should also be understood that this is, to quote the back cover again, a "creative re-imagining of a choral evensong", that is, a Vespers service, so that not all the music is Hildegard; there are also some standard liturgical pieces alongside plus a couple of completely new compositions with lyrics created using vocabulary from Hildegard's "lingua ignota" constructed language. Since the vocal credits listed included the same names as the aforementioned earlier series of discs going back to 1999, I did wonder whether this involved some remixing those old recordings rather than all new vocals, but the information does specify only 2012 in the listed recording dates, though despite this I reckon it probably is remixes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 30 July 2013
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I wanted this as a friend plays on it and had played me an excerpt; the whole thing is absolutely beautiful, and I'm so glad I came across it. The voices are superb, the instruments used work brilliantly, and the overall effect is quite breathtaking at points. I love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really unusual and lovely muusic 1 Jan 2013
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Wonderful harmonies and really unusual modern 'percussive' arrangement on some pieces. hILDEGARD WAS OBVIOUSLY A WOMAN BEFORE HER TIME!! aMAZING
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4.0 out of 5 stars atmospheric music 24 Nov 2012
By tim
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A lovely CD, a slightly modernised form of medieval music. Which makes it relaxing to listen to, and also enjoyable to listen to whilst driving.
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