Camarada Video of the Day
Hildegard von Bingen’s Spiritu Sancto
arranged for flute & cello
“The soul is symphonic.”
— Hildegard von Bingen, from her 1178 letter to the prelates of Mainz
Hildegard’s soaring music is still popular today. The first composer for whom we have a biography, she composed 77 sacred songs and Ordo Virtutum, a liturgical drama set to music…her lyrics, as well as her melodies, were highly original and she was the only 12th century writer to compose in free verse.
I have always been fascinated with Hildegard – so when planning the first of Camarada’s “Music She Wrote” concerts @ Bread & Salt – I knew that I needed to figure out a way to include her in the program. Hildegard’s ethereal melodies fit the color and nuances of the alto flute with a cello drone. I could listen to her music all day long and I find it super calming. Enjoy!
ps. here is a fun article about Hildegard: