Playing time: 67' 30"
Sequentia, Ensemble für Musik des Mittelalters
Vox feminae: Barbara Thornton (voice), Gundula Anders (voice), Pamela Dellal (voice), Elizabeth Glen (voice), Heather Knuthson (voice), Nancy Mayer (voice), Lucia Pahn (voice), Consuelo Sañudo (voice), Carol Schlaikjer (voice), Janet Youngdahl (voice)
Barbara Thornton, dir.
Sons of Thunder: Benjamin Bagby (voice), Stephen Grant (voice), Peter Halpern (voice), Eric Mentzel (voice), Peter Schmitz (voice), Bernhard Schneider (voice)
Benjamin Bagby, dir.
Instrumental ensemble: Elizabeth Gaver (Medieval fiddles), Benjamin Bagby (Medieval harp, portative organ, organistrum), Na'ama Lion (Medieval flute)
Elizabeth Gaver, dir.
Barbara Thornton & Benjamin Bagby, dirs.
Recording site and date:
St. Pantaleon, Köln, Germany [10/1995]
Kunigundenglocke und Heinrichsglocke des Bamberger Dom [10/1996];
Other releases: It is the third release in a serie of recording of symphoniae; previous to that serie, Sequentia recorded Hildegard on two occasions. For further references on Hildegard's recording, refer to the FAQ.
,  RCA "Red Seals" 82876 60986 2 [CDx4] Trésors - Moyen-Âge
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 75/892-100 (sept. 1997)
Diapason (#-p.): 438-68 (june 1997)
Fanfare ( #-p): 21/1-200 (sep./oct. 1997)
Information from owned recording. It won a Diapason d'or in the June 1997 edition of Diapason. The recording deserves it; the interpetation is powerful, divinely inspired; a very good choice between the rather iconoclastic performance of Pérès and the meditational/New Age performances such as the one by Norma Gentile, soprano. Other good choices would be by Schola der Benediktinerinnenabtei St. Hildegard on Bayer Recording or on Ars Musici AM 0942-2.
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