Angelic Voices Music from a Medieval Abbey I saw so great a brightness…. Medieval visions in music composed nine hundred years ago by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, one of the most extraordinary creative personalities of her time. Timeless music sung mainly by girls voices with medieval instruments - psaltery, bombarde and organistrum - creates an atmosphere of calm reflection. Angelic voices sing music of simple grandeur and inner strength from the chapel of an Oxford convent. Recorded in the chapel of All Saints Convent in Oxford, Hildegard's timeless music mingles with the occasional sounds of the cloistered garden (and the birds of heaven she praises in O viridissima virga!) just as they must have done at her own convent in Bingen nine hundred years ago: Those voices you hear are like the voice of a multitude, which lifts its sound on high ... and make those who still live on earth sigh with heart and voice for the heavenly reward.
Biographie der Mitwirkenden
Penelope Smith-Martin - vocal coach and track 9 Victoria Couper - tracks 2 & 12 Emily Levy - track 7 John Rowlands-Pritchard - track 5 and The Devil David Bevan Ciaran O'Keefe Hannah Taylor - bombarde Zachary Taylor - organistrum Harold Copeman - pronunciation advisor The Oxford Girls' Choir Director Richard Vendome