O virtus Sapientiae – Hildegard von Bingen by Anna Maria Hefele

O virtus Sapientiae – Hildegard von Bingen by Anna Maria Hefele

6,138 views•Dec 6, 2019 572 8 Share SaveAnna-Maria Hefele 78.3K subscribers Anna-Maria Hefele – voice Tomek Kolczynski – electronics Giuseppe Lomeo – guitar We’re happy to perform at your festival, venue or event, please get in touch: booking@anna-maria-hefele.com video by Thomas Radlwimmer © 2019 O virtus Sapientie, que circuiens circuisti, comprehendendo omnia in una via que habet vitam, tres alas habens, quarum una in altum volat et altera de terra sudat et tercia undique volat. Laus tibi sit, sicut te decet, O Sapientia. O Wisdom’s energy! Whirling, you encircle and everything embrace in the single way of life. Three wings you have: one soars above into the heights, one from the earth exudes, and all about now flies the third. Praise be to you, as is your due, O Wisdom. This project is about the compositions by Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). The music is arranged by us with our individual artistic approach and with the technical possibilities of the 21st century. The program is a mixture between the original music by Hildegard von Bingen and our own compositions, as well as free improvisations involving various field recordings from the streets of Palermo. Hildegard was born in 1098 is the small town of Bermersheim in the diocese of Mainz. She was the tenth child of Hildebert, a lesser noble in service to the count of Sponheim, and his wife, Mechtild. When Hildegard was 8 years old, she was enclosed with Jutta von Sponheim as an anchoress at the Benedictine monastery of Disibodenberg. As magistra, Jutta taught Hildegard to read Latin and sing from the Psalter. Hildegard took her vows as a Benedictine nun sometime around 1112. In the next 25 years, more women joined their community. When Jutta died in 1136, Hildegard was elected magistra. In 1141, Hildegard began having her first serious visions which God commanded her to write down. This work is known as Scivias (Know the Ways). According to Hildegard’s Uita, Pope Eugenius III endorsed her visions at the Synod of Trier 1147/48. In 1150, Hildegard founded her own convent at Rupertsberg followed by a second convent at Eibingen in 1163. It is during this time that Hildegard produced the majority of her works including her correspondence and preaching tours. Hildegard died on 17 of September 1179. (see: http://www.hildegard-society.org) Anna-Maria Hefele: https://anna-maria-hefele.com/ Tomek Kolczynski: http://www.kold.ch/ Giuseppe Lomeo: https://www.facebook.com/giuseppe.lom… Filmmaker Thomas Radlwimmer: https://radlwimmer.at/thomas