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Hildegard von Bingen
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"Every element has a sound, an original sound from the order of God; all those sounds unite like the harmony from harps and zithers."
 
"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."
 
"When the words come, they are merely empty shells without the music. They live as they are sung, for the words are the body and the music the spirit."
 
"There is the Music of Heaven in all things and we have forgotten how to hear it until we sing."
 
"I, the fiery life of divine wisdom, I ignite the beauty of the plains, I sparkle the waters, I burn in the sun, and the moon, and the stars "
 
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