Vision: The Music of Hildegard von Bingen

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/1994
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724355524621
  • Catalog Number: 55246
  • Sales rank: 25,649


Disc 1
  1. 1 O virga ac diadema purpurae regis - Richard Souther (5:04)
  2. 2 Sed diabolus - Richard Souther (2:13)
  3. 3 O Euchari, in leta via - Richard Souther (3:39)
  4. 4 O viridissima virga, Ave - Richard Souther (3:21)
  5. 5 The Living Light - Richard Souther (2:05)
  6. 6 Unde quocumque venientes - Richard Souther (2:57)
  7. 7 O frondons virga - Richard Souther (1:54)
  8. 8 O quam mirabilis est - Richard Souther (2:42)
  9. 9 Deus enim rorem - Richard Souther (2:36)
  10. 10 The Anointing - Richard Souther (5:00)
  11. 11 Laus Trinitati - Richard Souther (3:49)
  12. 12 O vas nobile - Richard Souther (2:07)
  13. 13 Caritas abundat in omnia - Richard Souther (2:34)
  14. 14 Hodie aperuit nobis - Richard Souther (3:11)
  15. 15 Cum erubuerint infelices - Richard Souther (3:12)
  16. 16 O vivens fons - Richard Souther (3:17)
  17. 17 O Euchari, in leta via - Richard Souther (6:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emily van Evera Primary Artist, Vocals
Richard Souther Track Performer
John Patitucci Bass
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Marcus Miller Bass
Catherine King Vocals
Sister Germaine Fritz Vocals
Sister Germaine Fritz Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Souther Arranger, Engineer
Ed Cherney Engineer
Scott Frankfurt Engineer, Vocal Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Todd Whitelock Vocal Producer
Tony McAnany Producer, Engineer
Alex Marcou Engineer
Marvin Mattelson Cover Art
John Vanore Engineer
Jay Barbieri Artwork, Art Direction
Angela Werneke Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Christopher Brown Engineer
Patrick Vlenberg Vocal Producer
Dr. Susan B. Rankin Arranger
Chris Brown Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    God is all over this one!

    First of all, anything pertaining to Hildegard Von Bingen has God all over it! Being a great admirer of her writings and music, this cd really creates an atmosphere of holiness. It is well done and still brings her work credence, despite of the world music influence. This world music influence does not always work with me because it tends to make a holy work sound like a pagan work. This cd did not do that in my opinion and I am glad. I don't want to feel like I am walking into a Buddha shrine when I am looking for God...God is all over this cd, as He was in Hildegard's life! Every song is awesome! I have had this cd for years and it still brings it home for me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Visionary! Full of passion and grace!

    This stirring collaboration--across continents, cultures and centuries--matches the songs of 12th century abbess Hildegard von Bingen, sung by Sister Germaine Fritz and Emily Van Evera, with the complimentary accompaniments of a modern American composer. When Richard Souther first heard a recording of Hildegard¿s song ¿Vision¿ (O Euchari in Leta Via), it left him reeling. ¿¿It was like something turned on inside me when I heard it,¿ he later said. `I was hearing all these other colors and rhythms in my head, and I had to put it on tape.¿ [This album] is the result of that powerful encounter.¿ Hildegard¿s soaring melodies obviously stand on their own, but Souther¿s innovative electronic accompaniments--alternately questing, driving, contemplative and brooding--add new magic that speaks to modern sensibilities while still respecting the source. The result may not have been one that Hildegard would have imagined, but then again, she herself was an artist who yielded to her own, unique inspirations, challenging and transcending the boundaries of her time. I think that she would be delighted that her work not only survives and is loved, but continues to inspire the creativity of new artists so many centuries after her passing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Synthesizer music distracting

    I liked this when I first bought it, but over time have come to prefer the music of Hildegard done in it's original style. There are only two singers on this album, and they never sing together, and from what I have heard these works are more beautiful when sung by 2-3 women together. The synthesizer tracks are interesting and they do go fairly well with the sung parts, but in many areas the tend to dominate and even overwhelm the singer's voices. They are also very distracting: these compositions are beautifully complicated the way they were originally written, and a single singer and synth music takes that away. I think the synthesizer is supposed to make the originals more appealing to younger people, I could be wrong, and as a younger person I love the original works played as they were meant to be compared to this. Personal tastes always vary, though.

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    Posted January 1, 2011

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