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Symphonia : A Critical Edition of the

Symphonia

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

By: Saint Hildegard, Barbara Newman (Editor, Translator)

Paperback Published: 13th April 1998
ISBN: 9780801485473
Number Of Pages: 344
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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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"This volume raises understanding of Hildegard's liturgical texts to new heights, solving major problems with the sources and situating the works in the broad plains of Hildegard's thought."-Speculum (from a review of the first edition) "An important perspective to understanding Hildegard's life and work as a writer and saint."-Feminist Bookstore News

Preface Introduction Biographical Sketch Composition and Dating of the Symphonia The Symphonia in the Monastic Liturgy Aesthetics and Theology of Music Musical Style and Performance Poetic Style Themes of the Symphonia The Manuscripts and the Order of Songs The Text and Translations List of Manuscripts Order of Songs in the Manuscripts Appendix: The Symphonia and the "Epilogue to the Life of Saint Rupert" Music and Text in Hildegard's Antiphons by Marianne Richert Pfau Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum Text and Translations I. Father and Son 1. 0 vis eternitatis 2. 0 virtus Sapientie 3. 0 quam mirabilis 4. 0 pastor animarum 5. 0 cruor sanguinis 6. 0 magne Pater 7. 0 eterne Deus II. Mother and Son 8. Ave Maria 9. 0 clarissima mater 10. 0 splendidissima gemma 11. Hodie aperuit 12. Quia ergo femina 13. Cum process it factura 14. Cum erubuerint 15. 0 frondens virga 16. 0 quam magnum miraculum 17. Ave generosa 18. 0 virga mediatrix 19. 0 viridis sima virga 20. 0 virga ac diadema 21. 0 tu suavissima virga 22. 0 quam preciosa 23. 0 tu illustrata III. The Holy Spirit 24. Spiritus sanctus vivificans vita 25. Karitas habundat 26. Laus Trinitati 27. 0 ignee Spiritus 28. 0 ignis Spiritus Paracliti IV. The Celestial Hierarchy 29. 0 gloriosissimi lux vivens angeli 30. 0 vos angeli 31. 0 spectabiles viri 32. 0 vos felices radices 33. 0 cohors milicie floris 34. 0 lucidissima apostolorum turba 35. 0 speculum columbe 36. 0 dulcis electe 37. 0 victoriosissimi triumphatores 38. Vos flores rosarum 39. 0 vos imitatores 40. 0 successores V. Patron Saints 41. 0 mirum admirandum 42. 0 viriditas digiti Dei 43. 0 felix anima 44. 0 beata infantia 45. 0 presul vere civitatis 46. 0 felix apparicio 47. 0 beatissime Ruperte 48. Quia felix puericia 49. 0 Ierusalem 50. Mathias sanctus 51. 0 Bonifaci 52. 0 Euchari columba 5 3 . 0 Euchari in leta via 54. Columba aspexit VI. Virgins, Widows, and Innocents 55. 0 pulcre facies 56. 0 nobilissima viriditas 57. 0 dulcissime amator 58. 0 Pater omnium;9. Rex noster promptus VII. Saint Ursula and Companions 60. Spiritui sancto 61. 0 rubor sanguinis 62. Favus distillans 63. Antiphons for Matins a. Studium divinitatis b. Unde quocumque c. De patria d. Deus enim in prima e. Aer enim volat f. Et ideo puelle g. Deus enim rorem h. Sed diabolus 64. 0 Ecclesia 65. Cum vox sanguinis VIII. Ecclesia 66. 0 virgo Ecclesia 67. Nunc gaudeant 68. 0 orzchis Ecclesia 69. 0 choruscans lux stellarum Four Songs Without Music o Verbum Patris o Fili dilectissime o factura Dei o magna res Commentary Bibliography Discography

ISBN: 9780801485473
ISBN-10: 0801485479
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 13th April 1998
Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 21.44  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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