Thursday, October 30, 2014

Composer Study: AO Rotation for Term 1 of 2014-2015

The Ambleside Online rotation for Composer Study for 2014-2015 is posted on their website. Here on my blog I will select You-Tube video options for the selections I will be listening to in August-September.

 Term 1's Composer is Hildegard von Bingen, 1098-1179 (This term's artist: Fra Angelico) Biography; Information about her music.
♥ AmblesideOnline's own Megan Hoyt has written a picture book called "Hildegard's Gift" for younger students (purchase at

The following selections are from the Anonymous 4 CD "Origin of Fire" (Purchase CD or mp3) I found the entire CD on YouTube:

   1. track 3. Antiphon, O quam mirabilis est (how wondrous is the presece of the divine heart that foreknew every creature) *
I have tried to find each individual selection. Here is number 1:

   2. track 6. Sequence: O ignis spiritus paracliti (O fire of the spirit, the comforter; a chant for pentecost) English lyrics and audio

   3. track 11. Vision 3 "The fiery spirit": Et imago (Lyrics - Second part of this link) OR O Jerusalem *
 I could not find this one on You Tube. It is Track 11 of the first lilnk.

   4. track 12. Hymn O ignee spiritus (Hymn, for Holy spirit) English lyrics *
Not great, but the best I could find of O Ignee Spiritus by itself:

   5. track 14. Vision 4 "Love": Et audivi vocem (Rev 14:13 and I heard a voice from heaven say write. . .) OR Spiritus Sanctus lyrics and audio
   6. track 15. Antiphon Caritas habundant in omnia (Love abounds in all) English lyrics *
   Note that each selection above has a link to either a YouTube version of the work, an audio, or an alternate work linked to YouTube. Asterisks are linked to YouTube.
Other Options:
A Feather on the Breath of God (purchase CD)
Catholic World Report offers their own "definitive list" of Hildegard's music based on the boxed CD set "Sequentia." (purchase)
"The Sacred Fire" CD has many of the selections and is available in Australia.

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