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Hildegard von Bingen: Canticles of Ecstasy
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Title: CANTICLES OF ECSTASY Street Release Date: 12/08/1994
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No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: HILDEGARD OF BINGEN
Title: CANTICLES OF ECSTASY
Street Release Date: 12/08/1994
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An outstanding recording of an amazing woman's music
NotATameLion | Michigan | 05/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The more I study Hildegard of Bingen, the more I am amazed at not only the depth of knowledge that she had in many fields, but I am continually struck by the talent she had for expressing this knowledge in beautiful ways. She wrote a wonderful book chronicling her visions called the Scivias. She was an able visual artist. She was a healer who was more successful than many doctors of her time. Most significantly (at least in this review) she wrote music that was revolutionary in her time and is still beautiful today. The Canticles of Ecstasy is a wonderful starting point from which to begin listening to her music. Sequentia has captured the spirit of her writing and the majesty of her sound. Hildegard was an amazing woman. This is an outstanding recording. I recommend it."
Music of the Divine.
Mike Powers | Woolwich, ME USA | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I heard this extraordinary CD it, it left me speechless. Sequentia, accompanied only by a medieval fiddle and harp, sing the deeply spiritual music of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) with an almost unfathomable spiritual depth. This is music of the divine; it never fails to draw me closer to God. It's the best CD for quiet meditation I've ever experienced."
Canticles is Essential Hildegard: Godlike and Glorious
Robert E. Murena Jr. | Fairfield, CT United States | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
This album of Hildegard's music is ethereal sublime and glorious in its composition and execution. If you have never heard (or heard of) Hildegard von Bingen let it suffice to say that her music, while of spiritual nature was an essential step in the development of western music and I rank her in the top ten important composers of the last millennium. If you have heard Hildegard then you will be amazed by the quality of the recording. Canticles of Ecstasy is very clean and richly recorded and is among the finest recordings of Hildegard's music.
Naturally the tone of this music is very meditative and is relaxing yet uplifting. This makes excellent music to listen to in the morning while reading or when you want to be peaceful. That being said it isn't simple ambience and an attentive listen will reveal how Hildegard's orchestrations of the voice shift and create harmonies that one could easily call "magical". I recommend this CD to the fan of Hildegard von Bingen as well as a starting point to exploring her music. Further I recommend this one highly to anyone just wishing to expand their musical horizons. Fans of early music and classical, along with fans of music like Aphex Twin or Autechre will certainly appreciate this CD. - Enjoy
- Ted Murena