Symphonia: A Critical Edition of the Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum (Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations)

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Cornell University Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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For this revised edition of Hildegard's liturgical song cycle, Barbara Newman has redone her prose translations of the songs, updated the bibliography and discography, and made other minor changes. Also included is an essay by Marianne Richert Pfau which delineates the connection between music and text in the Symphonia. Famous throughout Europe during her lifetime, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a composer and a poet, a writer on theological, scientific, and medical subjects, an abbess, and a visionary prophet. One of the very few female composers of the Middle Ages whose work has survived, Hildegard was neglected for centuries until her liturgical song cycle was rediscovered. Songs from it are now being performed regularly by early music groups, and more than twenty compact discs have been recorded.

  

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A useful book, with Latin and English of Hildegard's highly idiosyncratic verse. My only quibble is with the two English versions given of every poem. The prose version is highly accurate and clear ... Read full review

Contents

L1st of Manuscr1pts
64
O vis eternitatis
98
O quam mirabilis
100
O pastor animarum
102
O magne Pater
104
O eterne Deus
106
Mother and Son
109
Ave Maria
110
O dulcis electe
168
O victoriosissimi triumphatores
170
Vos flores rosarum
172
O vos imitatores
174
O successores
176
Patron Sa1nts
179
O mirum admirandum
180
O viriditas digiti Dei
181

O clarissima mater
112
O splendidissima gemma
114
Hodie aperuit
116
Cum processit factura
118
O frondens virga
120
Ave generosa
122
O virga mediatrix
124
O viridissima virga
126
O virga ac diadema
128
O tu suavissima virga
132
O quam preciosa
134
O tu illustrata
136
The Holy Spirit
139
Spiritus sanctus vivificans vita
140
Laus Trinitati
142
O ignis Spiritus Paracliti
148
The Celestial Hierarchy
153
O gloriosissimi lux vivens angeli
154
O vos angeli
156
O spectabiles viri
158
O vos felices radices
160
O cohors milicie floris
162
O lucidissima apostolorum turba
164
O speculum columbe
166
O felix anima
184
O presul vere civitatis
186
O felix apparicio
190
Quia felix puericia
192
Mathias sanctus
198
O Bonifaci
204
O Euchari columba
206
O Euchari in leta via
208
Columba aspexit
212
V1rgins W1dows and Innocents
217
O pulcre facies
218
O dulcissime amator
220
O Pater omnium
224
Rex noster promptus
226
Saint Ursula and Companions Z29 60 Spiritui sancto
230
O rubor sanguinis
232
Favus distillans
234
Antiphons for Matins
236
O Ecclesia
238
Eccles1a
250
O Verbum Patris
258
O magna res
264
Bibl1ography
327
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About the author (1998)

Barbara Newman is Professor of English and Religion at Northwestern University. She is author of Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine and editor and translator of Hildegard of Bingen's Symphonia.

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