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  • Record Number: 17876
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Davidson , Audrey Ekdahl.
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  • Title: Music and Performance: Hildegard of Bingen's "Ordo Virtutum" [The article analyzes Hildegard's music, and suggests that the “Ordo Virtutum” deserves to be performed before modern audiences. The article includes an appendix discussing British Library Add. MS. 15, 102. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Ordo Virtutum of Hildegard of Bingen: Critical Studies.  Edited by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson.  Medieval Institute Publications, 1992.  Pages 1 - 29.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg - "Ordo Virtutum" Music Literature- Drama Performance
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  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12
  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; British Library Add. MS. 15, 102.
  • Illustrations: Eleven Figures. Figure One Hildegard of Bingen, “Ordo Virtutum” 47/133. Musical notes with words. Figure Two Hildegard of Bingen, "Ordo Virtutum." Musical notes with words, showing intervals characteristic of Hildegard. Figure Three Hildegard of Bingen, “Ordo Virtutum” 45/128-29. Musical notes with words, showing stepwise descent of notes. Figure Four Hildegard of Bingen, “Ordo Virtutum” 80/225-26. Musical notes with words, showing a passage from Victory's song of rejoicing. Figure Five Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS. 2. The first of the pages containing Hildegard of Bingen's "“Ordo Virtutum”" (129). Figure Six Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS. 2, fol. 479r. The second of the pages containing the “Ordo Virtutum” (130). Figure Seven Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS. 2, fol. 479v. The third of the pages containing the “Ordo Virtutum” (131). Figure Eight Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS. 2, fol. 480r. The fourth of the pages containing the “Ordo Virtutum” (132). Figure Nine Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS. 2, fol. 480v. The fifth of the pages containing the “Ordo Virtutum” (133). Figure Ten Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS. 2, fol. 481r. The sixth of the pages containing the “Ordo Virtutum” (134). Figure Eleven Hessische Landesbibliothek, MS. 2, fol. 481v. The seventh of the pages containing the “Ordo Virtutum” (135).
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288176