Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks, Emily Burn singers
Innerstrings: Chris Tomsett lightshow artist
Mystic, philosopher, artist, scientist and musician, the nun Hildegard of Bingen has become a household name. Composed in the 12th century, when only a single line was normally notated, her soaring and haunting melodies lend themselves to countless transformations from simple drones and improvised organum to new arrangements and compositions.
Includes new works by Stevie Wishart, Marcus Davidson, Ivan Moody and the world premiere of a new commission from local composer Tim Young.
In an atmospheric first for the Festival, Hildegard’s striking images are combined with lighting visuals to reproduce some of the transfiguring visions she experienced.
Flashing images and other lighting effects will be used in this performance
Supported by the Music Department in the School of Media, Film & Music at the University of Sussex.
Celebrating fifty years of Music at Sussex 1969-2019
Prom Ticket/RVS or SP (on door only) £5
Voice at BREMF Live! Clubnight 2018 at the Rose Hill
Voice at BREMF Live! 2018 Showcase in St Paul's
|All works by Hildegard of Bingen 1098–1179 unless otherwise indicated>|
|O successores||Psalm antiphon for Confessors, Scivias III.13.6a|
|Favus distillans||Responsory for St Ursula and Companions, likely for Matins|
|Marcus Davidson||Musical Harmony
for Voice (2012)
Text: Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias 3.13.15
|O tu illustrata||Votive antiphon for the Virgin|
|Ivan Moody||The Troparion of Kassiani (2002)|
|O mirum admirandum||Psalm antiphon for St Disibod|
|O orzchis Ecclesia||Antiphon for Dedication of a Church|
|Stevie Wishart||O Choruscans Lux Stellarum
for Voice (2012)
On a cantus firmus by Hildegard of Bingen
|O clarissima mater||Responsory for the Virgin|
|Caritas habundat||Psalm antiphon for the Holy Spirit as Divine Love|
|Emily Levy||How Sweetly You Burn
for Voice (2014)
|O virtus sapientiae||Votive antiphon for Divine Wisdom|
|Tim Young||Three Wings for Voice (2019) World Premiere Text: Hildegard of Bingen Translation: Sabina Flanagan|