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This sequence, one of Hildegard’s finest and most rhapsodic, is addressed to St Rupert, the patron of Hildegard’s monastery on the Rupertsberg, but it wonderfully expresses the longing for the city of Jerusalem, both on earth and in heaven, which animated the crusading movement.

from notes by Christopher Page © 1998

O Jerusalem, l’une des séquences les plus belles et les plus rhapsodiques d’Hildegarde, s’adresse à saint Rupert (le patron du monastère d’Hildegarde, sur le Rupertsberg), tout en exprimant merveilleusement l’aspiration à la cité de Jérusalem, sur terre comme au ciel, qui anima le mouvement des croisades.

extrait des notes rédigées par Christopher Page © 1998
Français: Hypérion

O Jerusalem, eine von Hildegards schönsten und schwärmerischten Sequenzen ist an den Heiligen Rupert gerichtet, den Schutzpatron von Hildegards Kloster auf dem Rupertsberg, aber sie drückt auch auf wunderbare Weise das Sehnen nach der Stadt Jerusalem, im Himmel und auf Erden, aus, welches der Kreuzzugsbewegung ihren Impuls gab.

aus dem Begleittext von Christopher Page © 1998
Deutsch: Sylvia Pätsch

Recordings

Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection
CDS44251/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Hildegard of Bingen: A feather on the breath of God
CDA66039
Jerusalem, Vision of Peace
CDA67039Archive Service

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Track 4 on CDA66039 [8'02]
Track 17 on CDA67039 [9'35] Archive Service
Track 4 on CDS44251/3 CD1 [8'02] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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