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Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Riesencodex, 13th century, f. 466v

The Symphonia Series is a free sheet music resource devoted to the works of Hildegard von Bingen.

The series will incorporate Hildegard’s entire corpus of 77 songs by 2022, in addition to a performance edition of the Ordo Virtutum.

My editorial process attempts to render the most authentic depiction of the original, 12th-century neumatic notation as possible.

The notational vocabulary utilized in 12th-century Germanic lands is relatively clear with regards to pitch and duration. However, it is (gloriously) laden with interpretative and expressive potential. My ultimate aim is to offer a free performance edition that captures this potential as much as is possible in a modern transcription, supported with a new, highly accessible contemporary English translation.

Hildegard’s music should be available to anyone. I hope these scores will help you forge your own special connection with her powerful music and words, and that you, too, may become a part of her incredible legacy.

If you have any questions, issues, or requests, please contact me through the website.

Allison Mondel
Director

Symphonia in Thematic Order

Songs are grouped according to the designations provided by Barbara Newman in Symphonia, Cornell University Press, 2nd ed., 1998.

Click each title to view individual song page where you can view and download score and translation.

Father and Son

O vis eternitatis Responsory for the Creator
O virtus sapientie Antiphon for Divine Wisdom
O quam mirabilis Antiphon for the Creator
O pastor animarum Antiphon for the Redeemer
O cruor sanguinis Antiphon for the Redeemer
O magne Pater Antiphon for God the Father
O eterne Deus Antiphon for the Creator

 

Mother and Son 

O clarissima mater Responsory for the Virgin
O splendidissima gemma Antiphon for the Virgin
Nunc aperuit Antiphon for the Virgin
Quia ergo femina Antiphon for the Virgin
Cum processit factura Antiphon for the Virgin
Cum erubuerint infelices Antiphon for the Virgin
O frondens virga Antiphon for the Virgin
O quam magnum miraculum Antiphon for the Virgin
O virga mediatrix Alleluia-verse for the Virgin
O viridissima virga Antiphon for the Virgin

The Holy Spirit

Karitas habundat Antiphon for Divine Love
Laus Trinitati Antiphon for the Trinity

 

The Celestial Hierarchy

O spectabiles viri Antiphon for Patriarchs and Prophets

 

Virgins, Widows, and Innocents

O pulcre facies Antiphon for Virgins

 

Symphonia in Alphabetical Order

Click each title to view individual song page where you can view and download score and translation.

Cum erubuerint infelice Antiphon for the Virgin
Cum processit factura Antiphon for the Virgin
Karitas habundat Antiphon for Divine Love
Laus Trinitati Antiphon for the Trinity
Nunc aperuit Antiphon for the Virgin
O clarissima mater Responsory for the Virgin
O cruor sanguinis Antiphon for the Redeemer
O eterne Deus Antiphon for the Creator
O frondens virga Antiphon for the Virgin
O magne Pater Antiphon for God the Father
O pastor animarum Antiphon for the Redeemer
O pulcre facies Antiphon for Virgins
O quam magnum miraculum Antiphon for the Virgin
O quam mirabilis Antiphon for the Creator
O spectabiles viri Antiphon for Patriarchs and Prophets
O splendidissima gemma Antiphon for the Virgin
O virga mediatrix Alleluia-verse for the Virgin
O viridissima virga Antiphon for the Virgin
O virtus sapientie Antiphon for Divine Wisdom
O vis eternitatis Responsory for the Creator
Quia ergo femina Antiphon for the Virgin

 

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