Hildegard von Bingen/Richard Souther - Illumination

Illumination: Hildegard von Bingen - The fire of spirit
Richard Souther
Sony SK 62853


    Hildegard von Bingen/Richard Souther:
  1. Kyrie
  2. O ignis Spiritus Paracliti
  3. O vos felices radices / [Sanctus]
  4. O rubor sanguinis
  5. Solitude
  6. The Angels
  7. Illumination
  8. O ignee Spiritus
  9. Spiritus sanctus
  10. Agnus enim immaculatus
  11. Word of Lights
  12. Worship
  13. O virgo Ecclesia
  14. In the Sanctuary / [Salve, Regina]

Playing time: 60' 41"

Performers: Richard Souther (composer, producer, sound designer), Sister Germaine Fritz, OS.B. (Vocalist), Nórín Ní Riain (vocalist), Katie McMahon (vovalist), Davy Spillane (uilleann pipes and low whistles), Laura Bontrager (cello), Maureen McDermott (cello), Caryl Paisner (cello), Maria Kitsopoulos (cello), Scott Frankfurt (acoustic drums).

Recording site and date: Unknown [1996 or prior]

Other releases: It is the second intrusion of Michael Souther in the world of Hildegard von Bingen. The first one being:

Vision - The Music of Hildegard von Bingen
Richard Souther, Emily van Evera & Sister Germaine Fritz, OSB
Angel CDC 7243 555 246

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 21/1-200 (sep./oct. 1997)

Another release of the Abbess, but this time only the words are from her; as stated on the CD box: "Original compositions, arrangements, and interpretations by Richard Souther".

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