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    Hildegard of Bingen was born in 1098 and was a significant influence during her time in the 1100's. At the age of eight she went to be educated at the Benedictine monastery at Mount St Disibode. When she turned eighteen, she became a nun. About twenty years later, she became the head of the female community at the monastery. (1) During this time and even after, she had a number of visions and dedicated a decade of her life writing them down. She would describe these visions and at times would even draw pictures of them. She would also make comments about these visions and would try to analysis the meaning of them. (1) A Pope sent a commission to examine her work. It is said that her teaching was conventional and her visions were realistic. After this was said the Pope sent her a letter of approval. After receiving this letter she wrote the Pope back advising him to work harder for improvement of the Church. (1)…

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    Hildegard of Bingen was a great mystic who was able to understand the natural world through her visions. She lived during the 11th and 12th centuries, 1089 to 1179, and was a significant figure during this medieval period because she was able to gain recognition during a male oriented time frame of the Catholic Church (Singer 57). During her childhood she spent the majority of her time among the Benedictines, and was educated in the convent of Disibodenberg (Singer 57). Therefore, Hildegard was…

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    were only taught to read works provided to them. Only a fortunate few were granted the privilege to study music and music composition; Hildegard of Bingen was one of these women. Hailing from Bermershein, Germany, Hildegard was born into a family of nine children. Because of her domestic life, she grew up dedicated to the…

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    This paper will describe and critique a listening reaction to Hildegard Von Bingen’s “O Successores” and describe the use of timbre, pitch, melody, and rhythm to name a few examples. In addition, the introduction will discuss the work of the creator, the historic era, and give a general description of the background of this Gregorian chant. Furthermore, the aesthetic value of the work will be evaluated and questions will be answered to what was attractive, meaningful, and inspiring and what my…

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    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen tells the life story of a 12th century nun blessed with visions from God. A gifted healer, composer, and writer, Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa) worked to fulfill her visions and share her findings with the world. She also labored to improve the lives of the women under her care. Even with her faith and many talents, Hildegard is shown to possess the same flaws as all humans. Despite these faults, Hildegard worked to bridge the gaps between…

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    Hildegard: Summary

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    Hildegard was a german composer, poet, musician, natural historian, and playwright. She was recognized by the twelfth-century Church as a visionary. She possessed a divine gift for perceiving images and messages directly from God. Hildegard documented her ornate visions in numerous important works, including the Scivias (c. 1151) and the Liber divinorum operum (c. 1170). She is also well-known for her medical and scientific writings and musical compositions. Famed for her prophesies and wisdom,…

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    Eastern Wu. Her story has been glorified by Vietnamese tradition and stories, and she is sometimes referred to as “The Vietnamese Joan of Arc”, though she lived long before Joan of Arc’s time. She grew up as an orphaned child in Vietnam, but once she reached her teenage years, began to train an army of 1,000 to rebel against the Chinese oppressors. By age 21, she had fought 30 battles. She is famously quoted as saying : “I'd like to ride storms, kill sharks in the open sea, drive out the…

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    Probably the most famous composer of plainchant, Hildegard von Bingen’s musical works were recently rediscovered and brought to light in the late twentieth century, when feminists sought to reclaim the history of music by women. Though she lacked a formal education, she is one of the very few known composers who wrote both the music and words, utilizing her substantial knowledge of theology and devotional chant, acquired throughout a life completely devoted to serving God. Much like her…

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    The different stories of prominent female composers illustrate that each one of them, especially those before Ethel Smyth, had characteristics that set them apart from the average woman in their respective time periods. For instance, the first noted composer, Hildegard of Bingen, was regarded as a prophet and her works were works were viewed as being divine in nature since she would not have had the necessary training to produce such a composition. On the other hand, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet…

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    God wants humans to enjoy their life and theater is quite enjoyable, however it is not something that is morally safe for your soul. Recently we have been able to have plays in church. This is a great step into bringing back theater. While seeing horrible things on stage is hard to watch much of life is tragic. During Easter many of us see the play that shows the crucifixion of Christ. The staging of the Liturgic drama is a great example of how early religious plays were able to allow viewers to…

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