Program #1847

Since the 900th anniversary of her birth in 1998, the music of 12th-century nun Hildegard von Bingen has only increased in popularity, becoming an inspiration to countless artists, from early-music devotees to DJs (yes, it has even been used in at least one New York City nightclub). This episode of New Sounds presents a snapshot of several recent ensembles that have paid tribute to her genius by setting her texts to new music. These include the Swedish folk band Garmarna, who comes armed with strings, acoustic guitars, and percussion, the Australian avant-rock group Azeruz, and American composers Robert Kyr and Richard Einhorn, among others.

PROGRAM #1847, music inspired by texts from Hildegard of Bingen (First aired on 11/1/00)





Gothic Voices

Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather on the Breath of God

O Euchari, excerpt [1:30]

Hyperion #66039** (PRMS* or other online sources)



Euchari [4:30]

Northside #6028** (PRMS* or )

Azeruz (Stevie Wishart, et. al.)


Azeruz [9:00]

Endgame #003. Endgame Records, PO Box 3040 Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia.

Richard Einhorn

Voices of Light

Sacrament [5:00] The Fire of the Dove [3:00]

Sony Classical #62006** (PRMS*)

Ensemble P.A.N.

Unseen Rain, music by Robert Kyr

Threefold Vision, excerpt [2:00]

New Albion #075.

Paul Giger


O Ignis [21:00]

ECM #1681.** PRMS* or

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