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Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception: The Modern Revival of a Medieval Composer

Bain, Jennifer

Published by Cambridge University Press
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Title: Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception: ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Jennifer Bain contextualizes the revival of Hildegard's music, engaging with intersections amongst local devotion and political, religious, and intellectual activity. Num Pages: 246 pages, 18 b/w illus. 7 tables 8 music examples. BIC Classification: AVGC2; AVGD; AVH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 256 x 182 x 19. Weight in Grams: 670. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107076662

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Synopsis: Since her death in 1179, Hildegard of Bingen has commanded attention in every century. In this book Jennifer Bain traces the historical reception of Hildegard, focusing particularly on the moment in the modern era when she began to be considered as a composer. Bain examines how the activities of clergy in nineteenth-century Eibingen resulted in increased veneration of Hildegard, an authentication of her relics, and a rediscovery of her music. The book goes on to situate the emergence of Hildegard's music both within the French chant restoration movement driven by Solesmes and the German chant revival supported by Cecilianism, the German movement to reform Church music more generally. Engaging with the complex political and religious environment in German speaking areas, Bain places the more recent Anglophone revival of Hildegard's music in a broader historical perspective and reveals the important intersections amongst local devotion, popular culture, and intellectual activities.

Book Description: Hildegard of Bingen has attracted interest ever since her death in 1179. In this book Jennifer Bain traces the reception of Hildegard, focusing particularly on the modern era. This book will appeal to those interested in the history of reception, culture, politics and religion, and women's studies.

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