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Hildegard of Bingen

Honey Meconi


The book provides a short but thorough introduction to twelfth-century composer and visionary St. Hildegard of Bingen, creator of seventy-seven plainchant melodies (her Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum) as well as a complete play set to music, the Ordo virtutum. Six chapters chronicle her eventful life, incorporating information about her compositions in the Dendermonde and Riesencodex manuscripts as appropriate: enclosure at the monastery of Disibodenberg; the catalytic vision that spurred her multifaceted creativity; her founding of the convent at Rupertsberg; preaching tours and exo ... More

Keywords: Hildegard, Plainchant, Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum, Ordo virtutum, Dendermonde, Riesencodex, Disibodenberg, Rupertsberg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252033155
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252033155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Honey Meconi, author
University of Rochester