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900 Years - Hildegard von Bingen / Sequentia Box set


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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. O magne pater (Antiphon, fol. 466)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. O Bonifaci (Antiphon, fol. 475r)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. O mirum admirandum (Antiphon, fol. 475r) / Domini est terra (Psalm 24)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 7:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Instrumental pieceSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 7:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. O viriditas digiti deiSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 5:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. O beata infantia (Antiphon, fol. 470v) / Domine, Dominus noster (Psalm 8)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 5:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. O felix anima (Responsory, fol. 470v)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 6:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Instrumental pieceSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 6:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. O presul vere civitatis (sequence, fol. 475v)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 8:47$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Columba aspexit (sequence, fol. 476r)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 6:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Instrumental pieceSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 5:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. O Ecclesia (sequence, fol. 477)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 7:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Spiritui sancto (responsory, fol. 471v)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 5:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Mathias, sanctus per electionem (sequence, fol. 474v)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 6:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. O pater omnium ("Symphonia viduarum", fol. 478v)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. O Euchari, columba virtutem illius (Responsory, fol. 475v)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. O Euchari, in leta via ambulasti (sequence, fol. 476r)Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Benjamin Bagby 6:59$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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listen  1. Prologue: Qui sunt hi, ut sub nubes?Sequentia 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Processional of embodied soulsBenjamin Bagby;Norbert Rodenkirchen;Robert Mealy;Rachel Evans;Elizabeth Gaver 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Scene 1: O nos peregrine sumusSequentia 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Anima processionalSequentia 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Scene 1 (continued): O dulcis divinitasSequentia 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Anima processionalSequentia0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Scene 1 (continued): O gravis laborSequentia 9:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Instrumental danceSequentia 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Scene 2: Ego HumilitasSequentia24:25Album Only
listen10. Instrumental danceSequentia 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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listen  1. Symphoniae: O quam magnum miraculumSequentia 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Symphoniae: O felix animaSequentia;Norbert Rodenkirchen;Robert Mealy;Rachel Evans;Elizabeth Gaver;Janet Youngdahl;Barbara Thornton;Susanne Norin;Marianne Nielsen;Nancy Mayer;Heather Knutson 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Symphoniae: O quam mirabilisSequentia 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Instrumental lamentSequentia 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Scene 3: Heu! Heu! nos virtutes plangamusSequentia13:02Album Only
listen  6. Scene 4: Quae es, aut unde venis?Sequentia 9:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Finale: In principioSequentia 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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listen  1. O vis aeternitatisSequentia 7:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Nunc aperuit nobisSequentia;Barbara Thornton 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Quia ergo femina mortem instruxitJanet Youngdahl 1:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Cum processit factura digiti DeiJanet Youngdahl 6:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Alma Redemptoris MaterSequentia 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Ave Maria, O auctrix viteHeather Knutson 8:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Spiritus Sanctus vivificans vitePamela Dellal 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. O ignis spiritus ParaclitiSusanne Norin 6:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Caritas habundat in omniaSequentia 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. O virga mediatrixLaurie Monahan;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. O viridissima virga, AveSequentia 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. InstrumentalstückSequentia 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. O Pastor AnimarumElizabeth Glen 1:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. O tu suavissima virgaSusanne Norin11:12Album Only
listen15. O choruscans stellarumBarbara Thornton 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. O nobilissima viriditasGundula Anders;Elizabeth Glen 6:44$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 6:

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listen  1. O rubor sanguinisHeather Knutson;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Favius distillansSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Elizabeth Gaver;Joachim Kühn 8:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Laus TrinitatiGundula Anders;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton 1:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. In Matutinis LaudibusPamela Dellal;Elizabeth Glen;Carol Schlaikjer;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton 9:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. O EcclesiaSequentia;Barbara Thornton 7:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Instrumental PieceSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Elizabeth Gaver 6:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. O aeterne DeusJanet Youngdahl;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. O dulcissime amatorSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Pamela Dellal;Elizabeth Glen;Nancy Mayer;Lucia Pahn;Consuelo Sanudo;Janet Youngdahl 6:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Rex noster promptus estLucia Pahn;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton;Joachim Kühn 6:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. O cruor sanguinisCarol Schlaikjer;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Cum vox sanguinisSequentia;Barbara Thornton 6:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Instrumental PieceSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Elizabeth Gaver 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. O virgo EccelsiaSequentia;Barbara Thornton;Elizabeth Gaver 7:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Nunc gaudeant maternaGundula Anders;Elizabeth Glen;Carol Schlaikjer;Janet Youngdahl;Sequentia;Barbara Thornton 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. O orzchis EcclesiaSequentia;Barbara Thornton 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 7:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. O JerusalemSequentia Women's and Instrumental Ensemble;Maria Jonas;Diane Severson;Allegra Silbiger10:26Album Only
listen  2. Quia felix puericia - Magnificat - Quia felix puericiaSequentia;Gundula Anders;Carol Schlaikjer 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. O felix apparicioSequentia;Elizabeth Glen;Heather Knutson;Consuelo Sanudo 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. O beatissime RuperteSequentia;Pamela Dellal;Nancy Mayer;Lucia Pahn;Consuelo Sanudo;Barbara Thornton 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Instrumental pieceSequentia Instrumental Ensemble 5:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. O tu illustrataSequentia Women's and Instrumental Ensemble 7:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cum erubuerintSequentia;Pamela Dellal;Na'ama Lion 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. O frondens virga (Gloria Patri) - Ave generosaSequentia;Consuelo Sanudo 5:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. O quam preciosaSequentia;Janet Youngdahl;Elizabeth Gaver 7:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. O ignee spiritusSequentia Men's Ensemble 6:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Instrumental pieceSequentia Instrumental Ensemble 5:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. O quam magnam miraculum estSequentia;Heather Knutson 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 8:

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listen  1. O quam mirabilis est (Antiphona)Sequentia 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. O pulchrae facies (De Virginibus, Antiphona)Sequentia 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. O virga ac diadema purpurae regis (De Sancta Maria, Sequentia)Sequentia 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. O clarissima mater (De Sancta Maria, Responsorium)Sequentia 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Instrumental pieceSequentia 8:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Spiritui Sancto honor sit (De Undecim Milibus Virginibus, Responsorium)Sequentia 4:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. O lucidissima Apostolorum turba (De Apostolis, Responsorium)Sequentia 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Instrumental pieceSequentia 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. O successores fortissimi leonis (De Confessoribus, Antiphona)Sequentia 6:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. O vos, felices radices (De Patriarchis et Prophetis, Responsorium)Sequentia 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Instrumental pieceSequentia 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Vos flores, rosarum (De Martyribus, Responsorium)Sequentia 5:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Instrumental pieceSequentia 5:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. O virtus sapientiae (Antiphona)Sequentia 5:46$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 15, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B00000B9MS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,711 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Founded in 1977 in Cologne by Barbara Thornton and Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia set out in the early 1990s to document the entire catalog of Hildegard Von Bingen's music. They've completed the Hildegard cycle, and this eight-CD box collects the results in a solid, handsome cube--perfect for the bookshelf. The beauty of the music is undeniable and has wowed listeners since Canticles of Ecstasy set an international community of listeners on a path of discovery in 1994. The big bonus now is that you can skip over the periods of wowed seduction that will follow the inaugural listen, and take in the entire collection of single- and double-CD issues Sequentia has devoted to Hildegard's music. The recordings (and obviously the repertoire) are not particularly new, of course, but Sequentia has taken Hildegard to places no previous interpreter reached. Firstly, the group has been absolutely methodical with Hildegard, reaching always for the goal of a large collection of CDs by the 900-year anniversary of the composer's birth. Second, they've refined and perfected their take on Hildegard since first presenting this music almost 20 years ago. They've found smoother lines of execution--not to make the music in any way easier for listeners but rather in better proportion to Hildegard's philosophically well-proportioned vantage on music, spirituality, and life. Thus we have the collection of spiritual songs, Symphoniae, which relay earthly and celestial being to the polyphony of multiple voices and musical threads woven into the songs. We also have the breathlessly beautiful two CDs of Ordo Virtutum, a not-uncommon near-operatic corollary to medieval morality plays. This collection allows both newbies and committed fans the opportunity to work their way through hours and hours of musical bliss. --Andrew Bartlett

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This music is divine, total heaven on plastic.
Tome Raider
This is music so old it is new, and as has been said, could be music of 900 years into the future.
rachel@ilhawaii.net
This is a must have for those who want "quality more" C. V.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Tome Raider VINE VOICE on August 15, 2000
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When my daughter was born about a year ago I initiated the project of collecting some of the "better music" for her, fearing that if she was only exposed to my preferred music she'd end up being a bass player in a biker band someday. I started with the Mozart piano concertos, then went to lots of Bach and other Baroque masterpieces, even ventured into some Wendy Carlos, with her "Turned On Bach." I cringe to think how much I've spent in the last year, although I must say that the investment has been worth every penny. We actually have neighbors occasionally knocking on our door wanting to know what the music is which we are playing. It seems there is an untapped market for higher music. Well, suffice it to say that I was linked to this "900 Years" set from some other CD which I was contemplating and for some reason I was tantilized, without really knowing exactly what to expect.
This music is divine, total heaven on plastic. It is prolonged euphoria. The ambience is so pervasive that it just seizes you, totally centers your focus, lifts your imagination. Without degenerating into too many additional cliches, let me just suggest that this music gives me a tremendous sense of well-being, a feeling which seems to be more elusive to me as the years go by.
I've only played it through two times in the past month since I received it, as it is quite lengthy and I don't want to desensitize myself to it. I listen to it in the morning when I'm first waking up. It brings me blissfully out of the twilight of my dreams into the vast possibilities for a new day. If one doesn't listen closely a superficial criticism may emerge that the CD's all sound similar. Play them again when you can focus more on the music and this concern will disappear.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By rachel@ilhawaii.net on April 27, 2001
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This is a wonderful collection of CDs. The early music includes plain song, male and female chant, and instrumental pieces. The package is gorgeous with Bizantine fresco art work on each jewel case. For those contemplating purchase, the group is composed of previous releases: Canticles of Estacy, Voice of Blood, O Jerusalem, Symphoniae, Ordo Virtutum, and Saints. These total $117.28 if you buy them individually so there is a real savings here. Those who are new to early music are in for a treat. This is music so old it is new, and as has been said, could be music of 900 years into the future. It is so other worldly, you are easily put into a meditative state. There is enough music here to fill your whole day with ecstasy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. E. Bradfield on April 10, 2012
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I only developed an interest in medieval music in the last year, and I only discovered Saint Hildegard a couple of months ago. Since purchasing this disc I've read many good studies of her life and accomplishments. Author, healer, scholar, musician, composer. It's sad that more people aren't aware of the era in music and the people who created it. Hildegard von Bingen is only one of many great composers of the time, but she is indeed one of the greats.

The group Sequentia brings her music to life in a way that seems to touch the heart of what she felt when she wrote it, and this disc contains most if not all of her compositions. I can't recommend it enough.
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By Wojciech Drab on October 8, 2014
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It is a must have!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TheDoc on August 27, 2011
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I have to echo what the first writter said when they said and I quote: This music is divine, total heaven on plastic. It is prolonged euphoria. The ambience is so pervasive that it just seizes you, totally centers your focus, lifts your imagination. Without degenerating into too many additional cliches, let me just suggest that this music gives me a tremendous sense of well-being, a feeling which seems to be more elusive to me as the years go by. End of quote.

Simply beautiful, and heavenly. This takes you away and reminds you of the reverence that we need to have for God.

You can listen to this all day and not get tired.

This is a must have for those who want "quality more"

C. V.
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