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Hildegard von Bingen: The Origin of Fire

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HILDEGARD VON BINGEN - ORIGIN OF FIRE - CD

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The bad news is that this is Anonymous 4's final recording. The good news is that it's one of their best. Aside from a pair of brief 9th-century chants that flank the main program, the disc focuses on the music of Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th-century Benedictine nun whose liturgical works broke new ground in their visionary texts, rich imagery, and melodic range. The selections here relate to themes associated with the Holy Spirit--the fire of creation, wisdom, the life-giving spirit, and love. The imagery of Hildegard's visionary texts is replete with references to the basic elements--air, earth, fire, and water. The results are boldly original, at least within the restricted confines of chant, which offer compelling listening experiences as performed in the lustrous tones of Anonymous 4. The program includes a pair of Hildegard's most-rhapsodic extended visionary pieces, the consoling "O spirit of fire, bringer of comfort," and "I am the great and fiery power," whose soaring opening musical lines still can shock. Harmonia Mundi, as usual, captures the purity of Anonymous 4's singing in vivid sonics and provides deluxe production values, including a profusely illustrated booklet, with full texts and translations. --Dan Davis

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Product details

  • Audio CD (February 8, 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: HARMONIA MUNDI
  • ASIN: B0006OBW8E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,756 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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