"Underneath all the texts, all the sacred psalms and canticles, these watery varieties of sounds and silences, terrifying, mysterious, whirling and sometimes gestating and gentle must somehow be felt in the pulse, ebb, and flow of the music that sings in me. My new song must float like a feather on the breath of God."
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179 : A Visionary Life
Drawing on contemporary sources, the text unfolds Hildegard's life from the time of her entrance into an anchoress's cell to her death as a famed visionary and writer, abbess and confidante of popes and kings, more than seventy years later. Against this background the author explores Hildegard's vast creative work, encompassing theology, medicine, natural history, poetry, and music. This new edition includes: a new preface, additions to the biographical sections which reveal new discoveries about Hildegard's life, updated references to the latest critical material on Hildegard's writings, and a new bibliography and discography.
Vision : The Life and Music of Hildegard Von Bingen
(Jane Bobko, editor; Matthew Fox editor; Barbara Newman
A gift set includes an illustrated biography of the twelfth-century abbess and visionary, accompanied by a guide to understanding medieval music and a compact disc of her music, the sequel to the double platinum album, Chant.