Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception: The Modern by Jennifer Bain

By Jennifer Bain

given that her demise in 1179, Hildegard of Bingen has commanded cognizance in each century. during this e-book Jennifer Bain strains the historic reception of Hildegard, focusing fairly at the second within the glossy period while she started to be regarded as a composer. Bain examines how the actions of clergy in nineteenth-century Eibingen ended in elevated veneration of Hildegard, an authentication of her relics, and a rediscovery of her tune. The ebook is going directly to situate the emergence of Hildegard's song either in the French chant recovery move pushed by means of Solesmes and the German chant revival supported via Cecilianism, the German circulation to reform Church tune extra ordinarily. attractive with the advanced political and spiritual setting in German conversing components, Bain areas the more moderen Anglophone revival of Hildegard's tune in a broader historic point of view and divulges the real intersections among neighborhood devotion, pop culture, and highbrow activities.

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