St. Hildegard of Bingen: A playlist for the new Doctor of the Church

A few tracks to get you started

Be sure to check out Carl’s post on the two newest Doctors of the Church, St. John of Avila and St. Hildegard of Bingen – he’s got links to the Holy Father’s homily from yesterday as well as to articles on the lives of these two great saints.

Carl also includes a link to Christopher S. Morrissey’s fantastic CWR article from over the summer, “A Beginner’s Guide to the Music of St. Hildegard of Bingen,” which features a playlist of 12 tracks for those interested in a taste of Hildegard’s beautiful, haunting music. Morrissey also has the Latin texts of the compositions, as well as his own translations. Below are a few sample tracks from Morrissey’s “beginner’s playlist”:

“O quam mirabilis”

“O virtus Sapientiae”

“O viridissima virga”

“O Ecclesia”

“Qui sunt hi, qui ut nubes?”

“O frondens virga”

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Catherine Harmon works in the marketing department for Ignatius Press.