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11,000 Virgins - Hildegard Von Bingen / Anonymous 4


Release Date: 09/09/1997 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907200   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hildegard of BingenAnonymous
Performer:  Ruth CunninghamMarsha GenenskySusan HellauerJohanna Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All the world loves Hildegard – and the four women of Anonymous 4 may be the best interpreters of her music since the 12th century. St. Ursula was the legendary daughter of a British king who, with her army of virgin companions, was martyred in Cologne, perhaps in the fifth century; Hildegard wrote these Chants for the Feast of St. Ursula for use in a highly solemn celebration along with other liturgical chants. It is in this context that Anonymous 4 presents this program, interspersing chants and psalmody with Hildegard's compositions, sometimes employing drones and polyphonic embellishment. The musical effect is a mixture of awesome reverence and earthly sensuousness. The combination of four different women's voices in perfect unison Read more creates a richly colored sound that can lull or console or uplift.

– David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Favus distillans Ursula "Lauds of Saint Ursula" by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Venite exsultemus Domino by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection begins with the antiphon "Auctori vite psalmis." 
3.
O dulcissime amator by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Jesu corona virginum by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Spiritui Sancto honor sit by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
Speci tua by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 0 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Benedicamus Domino by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Ruth Cunningham (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1200 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Studium divinitatis by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9.
Dominus regnavit by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection continues with Hildegard's antiphon "Studium divinitatis." 
10.
O ecclesia oculi tui by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
11.
Domine deus meus by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12.
Mirabilis deus by Anonymous
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
Cum vox sanguinis by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Susan Hellauer (Voice),
Johanna Rose (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14.
O rubor sanguinis by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15.
Magnificat anima mea Dominum by Anonymous
Performer:  Susan Hellauer (Voice), Johanna Rose (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice),
Marsha Genensky (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection continues with Hildegard's antiphon "O rubor sanguinis." 
16.
Te lucis ante terminum by Anonymous
Performer:  Johanna Rose (Voice), Marsha Genensky (Voice), Ruth Cunningham (Voice),
Susan Hellauer (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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