A Feather on the Breath of God

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1993
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571160399
  • Catalog Number: 66039
  • Sales rank: 10,893


Disc 1
  1. 1 Columba aspexit, sequence for St Maximinus - Christopher Page & Hildegard von Bingen (5:11)
  2. 2 Ave generosa, hymn - Hildegard von Bingen & Margaret Philpot (4:30)
  3. 3 O Ignis Spiritus, hymn - Christopher Page & Hildegard von Bingen (4:48)
  4. 4 O Jerusalem aurea civitatis, sequence to St Rupert - Christopher Page & Hildegard von Bingen (7:59)
  5. 5 O Euchari columba, response for St Eucharius - Hildegard von Bingen & Emily van Evera (5:18)
  6. 6 O viridissima virga, antiphon - Hildegard von Bingen & Emily van Evera (3:10)
  7. 7 O presul vere civitatis, sequence for St Disibod - Hildegard von Bingen & Emily van Evera (6:09)
  8. 8 O ecclesia occuli tui, sequence for Saint Ursula & her Companions - Hildegard von Bingen & Emily van Evera (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Margaret Philpot Contralto (Vocal)
Emily van Evera Soprano (Vocal)
Poppy Holden Soprano (Vocal)
Emma Kirkby Soprano (Vocal)
Judith Stell Soprano (Vocal)
Kevin Breen Tenor (Vocal)
Andrew Parrott Tenor (Vocal)
Gothic Voices Vocal Ensemble
Technical Credits
Christopher Page Director
Hildegard von Bingen Composer
Tony Faulkner Engineer
Martin Compton Producer
Edward Perry Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loud Praise I Chant for this... well, Chant

    For those who enjoy Medieval and, or liturgical music, Sister Hildegard's music is a beautious diversion at any time. This recording is well in keeping with its grand title, serving as an introduction to chant as well, particularly for those who have been frightened away by stranger medieval tunes which are a more acquired taste. Indeed one is transported to a different age, both peaceful, chivalrous and mournful. Hildegard's deep faith is evident through her music, and the perfomers demonstrate a genuine appreciation for the genre and these specific titles. This is a trip back in time that all can take with pleasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply the best!

    Never in my life did I think I would enjoy music such as this. I heard this recording playing in a music store. I have loved it ever since; truely transformational in it's beauty. It is so sensual even a secular person as such as myself can feel the heartfelt longing, love, and offering of devotion. I am always transported to a place and time of pastoral quietness while listening to this. It has been 14 years since I purchased this CD and it is still on my favorates list to play regularly. There is no symphonic accompanyment as stated in the top review, it is all done with a drone in the backround to keep with it's historical prospective; it couldn't sound any better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hildegard von Bingen performed at its best

    I can listen to Emma Kirkby sing all day long.

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    Posted October 3, 2010

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