Hildegard von Bingen: Reimagined

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN (1098-1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and the Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess and polymath active as a writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, visionary, and as a medical writer and practitioner during the High Middle Ages. She is one of the best-known composers of sacred monophony, as well as the most recorded in modern history. Since 2006, the vocal group PUTNI has produced a number of programs with music by Hildegard von Bingen and contemporary composers. Currently, we offer three concert programs inspired by St. Hildegard’s music.

Hildegard's Dreams

The program HILDEARD'S DREAMS is based on the transcendental and healing music of ST. HILDEGARD and the works of EVIJA SKUĶE (1992), a representative of the young generation of Latvian composers, as well as the compositions for organ of 13th –16th century. Enjoy the acoustic space of the church, the echoes of eight female voices, organ and hurdy-gurdy or ratalira, an exotic medieval instrument made in Latvia, as well as other peculiar sound sources - clay birds, vibratones and percussion which will create a heavenly and meditative atmosphere offering the most beautiful environment for the pearls of medieval and renaissance music!

Performers: PUTNI (voice, percussion, claybirds, hurdy-gurdy, bowed zither), Kristīne ADAMAITE (organ).
Music by: Hildegard von Bingen, Evija Skuķe, Antonio de Cabezón, Thomas Tomkins, Orlando Gibbons, works from Robertsbridge Codex and Susanne van Soldt manuscript.

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Hildegard and Healing. Ordo Virtutum Reimagined

This retelling features excerpts from HILDEGARD VON BINGEN'S medieval music drama mixed with contemporary compositions, traditional Latvian and Swedish folk songs and improvisations.

Performers: PUTNI, Cristi CATT (soprano, USA), Anda EGLĪTE (kokle) and Anna GUSTAVSSON (nyckelharpa, Sweden).
Music by: Hildegard von Bingen, James Falzone, Georgs Pelēcis, Natālija Munda, Mårten Jansson, Arvo Pӓrt, Patricia Van Ness, David Lang, Vannessa Lann.

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Hildegard's Songs

The program HILDEGARD'S SONGS is a distinct collaboration of Latvian composer GEORGS PELĒCIS and German medieval composer HILDEGARD VON BINGEN, who was an outstanding personality of her time. Pure and positive energy, simplicity and spiritual vitality in 12 parts performed by eight female voices, Latvian traditional instrument kokle, recorder and organ.

Performers: PUTNI, kokle’s trio (artistic director Anda EGLĪTE), Jānis PELŠE (organ), Dagnija TUČA (recorders).
Oratorio by Georgs Pelēcis based on the music by Hildegard von Bingen for 5 female voices, 3 kokles, recorder and organ.

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