Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Illumination from the Liber Scivias showing Hildegard receiving a vision and dictating to her sribe and secretary
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have added a video to my post on the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. The Duc de Berry’s Très Riches Heures is a Book of Hours, illuminated by the Limbourg brothers.
The music is a Magnificat, a canticle by Georg Philipp Telemann.
Hildegard von Bingen was an eleventh-century woman composer and a Doctor of the Church. She was canonized on 10 May 2012. Let this be your introduction to her.
© Micheline Walker
19 November 2011