Sequentia Discography

Sequentia, founded by Benjamin Bagby and the late Barbara Thornton in 1977, has been one of the world's most popular medieval ensembles. They have been active ambassadors for the music, and incorporate male & female vocal ensembles, as well as instrumentalists, depending on the program. Their signature work has certainly been the preparation and recording of the complete works of Hildegard von Bingen.

In terms of performance style, the Sequentia founders were students of Thomas Binkley and continue with his basic ideas. They have continued an emphasis on improvisatory techniques, as well as open communication with the audience.

The following discography is thought to be complete. Anyone with information to the contrary is encouraged to contact me.


Discography

Recordings will be listed chronologically by recording date.

Original recitals

Spielmann und Kleriker
EMI / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 067 99 921-T (LP)
Hildegard: Ordo Virtutum
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / BASF DHL 20 395 / 96-2-RG (3 LPs)
Trouvères
Chansons, Motetten, Chansons de Toile, Estampie
EMI / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 157-169 501-3T (3 LPs)
Spruchdichter des 13. Jahrhunderts: Kelin und Fegfeuer
EMI / Deutsche Harmonia mundi 069 1 99 994-1 (LP)
Hildegard: Symphoniae
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / BASF 74321 20 198-2 (LP)
Philippe Le Chancelier - School of Notre Dame
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77035
English Songs of the Middle Ages
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77019
Philippe de Vitry: Motets and Chansons
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77095
Vox Iberica II: Las Huelgas Codex
Music from the royal convent of Las Huelgas de Burgos
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77238
Vox Iberica I: Donnersöhne - Sons of Thunder
Music for St. James the Apostle: Codex Calixtinus
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77199
Heinrich von Meissen: Frauenlob
Celestial Woman
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77309
Vox Iberica III
El Sabio: Songs for King Alfonso X
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77173
Bordesholmer Marienklage
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77280
Wolkenstein: Songs
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77302
Hildegard: Canticles of Ecstasy
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77320
Dante and the Troubadours
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77227
Hildegard: Voice of the Blood
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77346
Visions from the Book
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77347
Shining Light
Music from the Aquitanian Monasteries, 12th century
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77370
Hildegard - Saints
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77378 (2 CDs)
Hildegard von Bingen - O Jerusalem
A dedication ceremony of symphoniae
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77353
Aquitania
Christmas Music from Aquitanian Monasteries
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77383
Edda - Myths from Medieval Iceland
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77381
The Union of Words and Music in Medieval Poetry
University of Texas Press ISBN #0292785208
Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77394 (2 CDs)
The Rheingold Curse
A Germanic Saga of Greed and Revenge from the Medieval Icelandic Edda
Marc Aurel Edition 20016 (2 CDs)
Lost Songs of the Rhineland Harper
Sequentia - Benjamin Bagby
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 82876 58940
Chant Wars
Ensemble Sequentia & Ensemble Dialogos
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 66649
Krone und Schleier
Frauenklöster im Mittelalter
Sequentia
WDR Köln / Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Fragments for the End of Time
Sequentia
Raum Klang 2803
Celestial Hierarchy
Sequentia - Benjamin Bagby
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 46864

Collections & Compilations

Hildegard of Bingen - 900 Years
Sequentia
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77505 (8 CDs)
Ancient Music for a Modern Age
Sequentia & various artists
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 61868 (2 CDs)
Chill to the Chant
Sequentia / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 62666
Adventures in Early Music
Sequentia / The Harp Consort / La Petite Bande / Thomas Hengelbrock / Andreas Staier / Al Ayre Espanol
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 68859
Century Classics Volume 1 - 1000-1400
Hildegard / Perotin
Sequentia / Pro Cantione Antiqua / Deller Consort
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77600
Century Classics I - 1400-1500
Dunstable, Dufay, et al.
Pro Cantione Antiqua / Sequentia / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77601
Century Classics VII - 1100-1200
Music of the Monasteries
Sequentia / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77606
Century Classics VIII - 1150-1450
Love Songs in the Middle Ages
Sequentia
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77607
Songs of Love
Pro Cantione Antiqua / Sequentia / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77608
Quodlibet
New releases 98-99
Sequentia, the Harp consort... [et al.]
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi "Quodlibet" 77899
Hildegard: Chants de l'Extase
Sequentia
RCA Victor 88689
With Voice and Pen
Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it was Made
Ensemble Dialogus / Ensemble Gilles Binchois / Sequentia ...
Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-921476-1 (book + CD)

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Todd M. McComb