Musical Visions of Hildegard of Bingen
Although the first book of the Old Testament, Genesis, highlights the equality of both the sexes created by God, the pejorative legacy of Eve’s original sin has dominated history and dogged womankind throughout its existence. We find that many of the newer books in the Bible delegate women to an inferior subordination to men in every area of human activity, with the obvious exception of motherhood. However, history has fought back – with words, deeds, and their consequences. Hildegard of Bingen was certainly one of the arguments that proved women to their place in society “on the high ground”. Her actions, mystical visions and music spoke for her. We sound Hildegard’s chants with an accompaniment of medieval harps and dulce melos. Ego sum homo is one of our most popular programs.
Tiburtina Ensemble & Margit Übellacker (dulce melos)