Program #1876

From the New Sounds Live concert series at the World Financial Center, the Swedish folk-rock band Garmarna performs medieval Swedish songs and versions of the music of Hildegard von Bingen. In their versions of the latter, they studied the 12th-century source material and created new instrumental arrangements to surround both the lyrics and von Bingen's original melody. Unorthodox, perhaps, but somehow it's ideally suited to the band's unique sound, as medieval music and modern modes are melted together. This performance was first aired on January 16, 2001.

PROGRAM # 1876, New Sounds Live, at the World Financial Center (First aired on 1/16/2001)






Live, November 8, 2000, World Financial Center

Kyrie [1:30]
O Euchari [5:30]
Guds Speleman [3:00]
Unde Quocomque [5:30]
Virga Ac Diadema/Interlude/Virga Ac Diadema/Lill Mats [10:00]
Njaalkeme [5:30]
Euchari [4:30]
Frondens Virga [6:00]
O Viridissima Virga [4:00]

Guds Speleman appears on a CD of the same name, which is currently out-of-print. Euchari (but not O Euchari), and the Interlude both appear on the CD Vengeance, on the North Side label ( The remaining songs are mostly by Hildegard von Bingen and appear on the CD Hildegard von Bingen, Available for purchase at*

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