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Track(s) taken from CDA66039

O viridissima virga

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Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
Recording details: September 1981
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1985
Total duration: 3 minutes 13 seconds
 
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O viridissima virga  [3'13]

Reviews

'I was spellbound by both the music and the presentation … and have remained so ever since … a jewel in Hyperion's crown' (Gramophone)

'These hymns and sequences, most expertly performed and recorded, have excited much acclaim – and rightly so. A lovely CD.' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'The most beautiful choral record of the year … hauntingly compelling' (The Guardian)

'An outright winner that merits a place in every collection' (The Good CD Guide)

'It's magnificent … entrancing. Don't miss this very special record … utterly flawless' (Fanfare, USA)

'A beautiful CD' (Daily Mail)

'This is a marvellously moving recital … restrained, unexaggerated, and very, very beautiful. High loveliness like this is not common' (Hi-Fi News)

'Flawless' (Early Music)

'This remains the prime example of Von Bingen's astounding creativity and originality. Her expressive, often awesome music ranks as the greatest of medieval composers. It's already sold over 200,000 copies! If you missed it, there's no reason to hesitate. Sensational!' (In Tune, Japan)

'Spellbinding music … of rare beauty' (Westminster Press)
With superb control Hildegard in O viridissima virga elaborates the image of Mary as the branch of Jesse. Mary’s fertility endows the animal and vegetable kingdoms with new life and brings mankind to God through the sheer joy of contemplating the Divine agency.

from notes by Christopher Page 1982

Other albums featuring this work

Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection
CDS44251/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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