hildegard of bingen

hildegard of bingen

‘Columba Aspexit’ by Hildegard of Bingen (performed by Catherine King)

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Hildegard of Bingen, the first woman composer on record in the Western tradition, was a German Benedictine abbess, a visionary, a prophet (she was known as “The Sibyl of The Rhine”), a pioneer who wrote practical books on biology, botany, medicine, theology and the arts. The music is performed by Catherine King. This is an extract from the full-length lecture by Professor Christopher Page, “Medieval Music: The Lands of the Bell Tower”: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/medieval-music-the-lands-of-the-bell-tower Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,900 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/greshamcollege