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O Eterne Deus: Music of Hildegard von Bingen / Vajra Voices


Release Date: 05/13/2016 
Label:  Music & Arts   Catalog #: 1291   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Shira KammenKaren ClarkAllison Zelles Lloyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Women’s vocal ensemble Vajra Voices presents their debut recording, O Eterne Deus- Music of Hildegard von Bingen. Also known as Saint Hildegard, Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a German Benedictine abbess, composer, philosopher, writer, Christian mystic, and polymath. She composed some of the earliest liturgical dramas and morality plays. Vajra Voices is directed by Karen R. Clark, and the ensemble is joined by multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen for this recording. “One cannot help but be deeply moved by the exquisite rendition of Hildegard’s music by Vajra Voices. Their singing brings Hildegard into the room with all her passion and power and the Spirit arrives too along with angels eager to wake us up.” Read more (Matthew Fox) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quia ergo femina mortem instruxit by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
2.
O quam magnum miraculum est by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Karen Clark (Mezzo Soprano), Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
3.
Ave generosa by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Karen Clark (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
4.
O frondens virga / Psalmus XLIV by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Karen Clark (Mezzo Soprano), Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
5.
Ispariz by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Shira Kammen (Vielle), Allison Zelles Lloyd (Harp)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
6.
Caritas abundat in omnia by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
7.
O ignis spiritus Paracliti by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
8.
Laus Trinitati by Hildegard of Bingen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
9.
O eterne Deus by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Karen Clark (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
10.
Kyrie eleison by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
11.
Rex noster promptus est by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Karen Clark (Mezzo Soprano), Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
12.
O virtus sapientiae by Hildegard of Bingen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vajra Voices
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
13.
O viriditas digiti dei by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Karen Clark (Mezzo Soprano), Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 

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