Feminae: The Ecstatic Devotions of Hildegard von Bingen

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Program: #94-03   Air Date: Jan 17, 1994


NOTE: All of the music on this program is from a concert by the Ensemble Sequentia directed by Barbara Thornton. It was recorded on May 7, 1993 in a performance from the Olde Musicke Series of the Concert Society of Maryland, under the auspices of the University of Maryland.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant in memory of Daphne Musick.

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Hildegard von Bingen:

Nunc apeuruit nobis clausa porta

Quia ergo femine mortem instruxit

Cum processit factura digiti Dei


Anon. (10th c.):

Alma redemptoris mater




Ave Maria, O autrix vite


School of Notre Dame (13th c.):  

Ave virgo virginum/Christe tibi conqueror/ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER


Spiritus sanctus vivicans vita


School of Notre Dame (13th c.): 

Porta preminentie/Porta penitentiae/PORTAS



O ignis spiritus Paracliti

Caritas abundant in omnia


Codex Las Huelgas: 

Flos de Spina



O virga mediatrix

O viridissima virga


School of Notre Dame (13th c.): 

Anima mea/Descendi in hortum meum/




O tu suavissima virga


School of Notre Dame (13th c.): 

Virginalde deuces et presidium/Descendi in hortum meum/ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER



O choruscans lux

O vis aeternitatis


Codex Las Huelgas: 

Mater Patris


Composer Info

Hildegard von Bingen, School of Notre Dame (13th c.), Codex Las Huelgas

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