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Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby Directed By Christopher Page - A Feather On The Breath Of God (Sequences And Hymns By Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen) mp3 flac

Performer: Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen
Title: A Feather On The Breath Of God (Sequences And Hymns By Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen)
Style: Medieval
Country: UK & Europe
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Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby Directed By Christopher Page - A Feather On The Breath Of God (Sequences And Hymns By Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen) mp3 flac


Album also includes 3- O ignis spiritus Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor) 7- O presul vere civitatis Margaret Philpot (alto), Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor) 8- O Ecclesia Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor).

Hymns and sequences by the remarkable Abbess Hildegard of Bingen are recorded under the direction of Christopher Page, with Emma Kirby and others. T wo of the eight pieces are solos while most are choral and a few have the support of a symphony as well.

Composed By – Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen. Recorded in the Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London on September 14 1981 A Digital Recording. Other Versions (5 of 10) View All. Cat.

Emma Kirkby - soprano Gothic Voices Christopher Page – director. Hymns and sequences by the remarkable Abbess Hildegard of Bingen are recorded under the direction of Christopher Page, with Emma Kirby and others. The title is indeed approprate for this sacred vocal music. This was the 1981 disc, from Christopher Page’s pioneering Gothic Voices group and the incomparably pure-voiced Emma Kirkby, that launched interest in the medieval visionary and composer Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen: Canticles of Ecstasy by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen Audio CD £. 2. Sent from and sold by uniqueplace-uk. Music For Paradise - The Best Of Hildegard Von Bingen by Sequentia Audio CD £. 8. One person found this helpful. Emma Kirkby and Gothic Voices, still the best rendition of Hildegard to my mind, although I preferred the old LP to the rather more clinical CD timbre. 5 people found this helpful.

Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices & Christopher Page. Margaret Philpot, Gothic Voices & Christopher Page.

A Feather on the Breath of God is an award-winning album of sacred vocal music written in the 12th century by the German abbess Hildegard of Bingen, and recorded by British vocal ensemble Gothic Voices with English soprano Emma Kirkby. It was released by the Hyperion Records label in April 1985.

Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 17 September 1179) was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, poet, doctor, visionary, Christian mystic, and polymath. She founded the practice of scientific natural history in Germany, lived to the age of 81 at a time when the life expectancy was early 40s at best, and wrote the oldest surviving morality play (sometimes called the first musical drama). Despite having no formal musical training, she was responsible for some of the most hauntingly beautiful and enduring music to come out of medieval Catholicism. Sublime delivery of this collection of her songs by UK ensemble Gothic Voices and soprano Emma Kirkby, globally renowned early music specialist. Perfect hurricane soundtrack music.

Hildegard: Columba aspexit. Emma Kirkby (soprano). Hildegard: Ave generosa. Hildegard: O ignis Spiritus Paracliti. Hildegard: O Euchari. Hildegard: O viridissima virga. Hildegard: O presul vere civitas. Gothic Voices chose to perform the hymns and sequences with great simplicity, alternating a single voice with unison voices over drones. Here's a collection of choice gems from one of the greatest creative personalities of the Middle Ages.

Gothic Voices with Emma Kirkby, directed by Christopher Page, A Feather on the Breath of God: Sequences and Hymns by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen - I still remember when I first discovered this album; I was a graduate student and used to enjoy spending my Saturday afternoons exploring a wonderful book/CD store in Georgetown. One day as I was looking at the Christian theology books, I heard what sounded like the voice of an angel: inquiring at the desk I discovered it was soprano Emma Kirkby singing Columba Aspexit, the lead track from this glorious album. Of course, A Feather on the Breath of God went on to wind Gramophone Album of the Year in 1982, and spawned countless other Hildegard of Bingen recordings - but I’ve never hear another one that comes to close to this album for sheer sonic beauty.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Columba Aspexit
Hurdy Gurdy [Symphony] – Doreen MuskettSoprano Vocals – Emily Van Evera, Emma Kirkby, Judith Stell, Poppy Holden
5:11
A2 Ave, Generosa
Contralto Vocals – Margaret Philpot
4:30
A3 O Ignis Spiritus
Tenor Vocals – Andrew Parrott, Howard Milner, Kevin Breen
4:48
A4 O Jerusalem
Bagpipes [Reed Drones] – Robert White*Hurdy Gurdy [Symphony] – Doreen MuskettSoprano Vocals – Emily Van Evera, Emma Kirkby, Judith Stell, Poppy Holden
7:59
B1 O Euchari
Soprano Vocals – Emily Van Evera
5:18
B2 O Viridissima Virga
Hurdy Gurdy [Symphony] – Doreen MuskettTenor Vocals – Andrew Parrott, Howard Milner, Kevin Breen
3:10
B3 O Presul Vere Civitas
Contralto Vocals – Margaret Philpot
6:09
B4 O Ecclesia
Hurdy Gurdy [Symphony] – Doreen MuskettSoprano Vocals – Emily Van Evera, Judith Stell, Poppy Holden
5:54

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Church Of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hyperion Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Hyperion Records Limited

Credits

  • Composed By – Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen*
  • Design [Sleeve Design] – Terry Shannon
  • Directed By – Christopher Page
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Tony Faulkner
  • Ensemble – Gothic Voices
  • Executive Producer – Edward Perry
  • Producer – Martin Compton

Notes

Recorded in the Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London on 14 September 1981
(P) Hyperion Records Ltd., London, MCMLXXXIV
(C) Hyperion Records Ltd., London, MM
MADE IN ENGLAND

(on back) Grammophone Awards Winner

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 34571 10039 5
  • Matrix / Runout: CDA66039 01 6
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 04B3
  • Label Code: LC 7533
  • Other (SPARS code): DDD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
A66039 Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen* - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby Directed By Christopher Page Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen* - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby Directed By Christopher Page - A Feather On The Breath Of God (Sequences And Hymns By Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen) ‎(LP) Hyperion A66039 UK & Europe 1982
CDA20039 Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen* - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby Directed By Christopher Page Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen* - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby Directed By Christopher Page - A Feather On The Breath Of God (Sequences And Hymns By Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen) ‎(CD, Album, RP) Hyperion CDA20039 UK Unknown
KA66039 Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen* - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby, Christopher Page Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen* - Gothic Voices With Emma Kirkby, Christopher Page - A Feather On The Breath Of God (Sequences And Hymns By Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen) ‎(Cass) Hyperion KA66039 UK 1982
GAW21039 Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen*, Gothic Voices with Emma Kirkby directed by Christopher Page Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen*, Gothic Voices with Emma Kirkby directed by Christopher Page - A Feather On The Breath Of God ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Hyperion GAW21039 UK 2003
CDA66039 Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen*, Gothic Voices with Emma Kirkby directed by Christopher Page Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen*, Gothic Voices with Emma Kirkby directed by Christopher Page - A Feather On The Breath Of God ‎(CD, Album) Hyperion CDA66039 UK 1986


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