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Anonymous 4
The Origin Of Fire

Veni creator spiritus
Veni spiritus eternorum
O quam mirabilis est
The fire of creation
O ignis spiritus paracliti
Wisdom and her sisters
O felix anima
The fiery spirit
O ignee spiritus
Caritas habundat in omnia
O eterne deus
Beata nobis gaudia

"Origin" is the 16th recording by the four angel-voiced women of Anonymous 4, of music by 12th century German abbess and mystic Hildegard of Bingen. Hildegard's intensely emotional chants and visions (including the monumental hymn "O ignee spiritus" and some of her finest antiphons) are performed here framed by hymns and sequences that she and her convent sisters would have heard and sung every day. 17 songs, the hymns "Veni creator spiritus" and "Beata nobis gaudia," " the antiphon "O quam mirabilis est," the vision "The fire of creation," the sequences "Veni spiritus eternorum" and "Oignis spiritus paracliti," and the responsory "O felix anima" are particularly wonderful, but we are deeply touched throughout this recording by the spirit and power of this music, hauntingly and perfectly performed by the stunningly talented Anonymous 4.

Item code: 7502C | 1 CD | $16.98 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Female | United States

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