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ISBN-10: 0252083679
ISBN-13: 9780252083679
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 10/24/2018
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.90" W, 0.50" H

Hildegard of Bingen

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Overview

A Renaissance woman long before the Renaissance, the visionary Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) corresponded with Europe’s elite, founded and led a noted women’s religious community, and wrote on topics ranging from theology to natural history. Yet we know her best as Western music’s most accomplished early composer, responsible for a wealth of musical creations for her fellow monastics.

Honey Meconi draws on her own experience as a scholar and performer of Hildegard’s music to explore the life and work of this foundational figure. Combining historical detail with musical analysis, Meconi delves into Hildegard’s mastery of plainchant, her innovative musical drama, and her voluminous writings. Hildegard’s distinctive musical style still excites modern listeners through wide-ranging, sinuous melodies set to her own evocative poetry. Together with her passionate religious texts, her music reveals a holistic understanding of the medieval world still relevant to today’s readers.

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"Meconi does an excellent job of showing that Hildegard's chants are linked to late medieval repertory but are also distinctive and idiosyncratic. Highly recommended." –Choice
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Details

ISBN-10: 0252083679
ISBN-13: 9780252083679
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 10/24/2018
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.90" W, 0.50" H
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