Feather on the Breath of God

In addition to my previous post subject, I’ve also been playing the Hyerion release of Saint Hildegard of Bingen‘s “Feather on the Breath of God” album. Again, the recording and source material is all-at-once inspiring and haunting. Below are reviews (copied from the Hyperion page about the album) that will (hopefully) inspire you to buy and listen to your own copy.

‘I was spellbound by both the music and the presentation … and have remained so ever since’ (Gramophone)

‘Spellbinding music … of rare beauty’ (Westminster Press) ‘This is a marvellously moving recital … restrained, unexaggerated, and very, very beautiful. High loveliness like this is not common’ (Hi Fi News)

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

‘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)

‘A jewel in Hyperion’s crown’ (Gramophone)

‘It’s magnificent … entrancing. Don’t miss this very special record … utterly flawless’ (Fanfare)

‘A beautiful CD’ (The Daily Mail)

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

‘These hymns and sequences, most expertly performed and recorded, have excited much acclaim – and rightly so. A lovely CD.’ (Penguin Guide)

‘Flawless’ (Early Music)


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