The rising popularity of Gregorian chant as a tool for spiritual healing has opened up the potential for new concert audiences. Nationally acclaimed singer and intuitive healer Norma Gentile brings the works of Hildegard von Bingen again to the forefront. Hildegard was, in her own time of the 12th century, one of the dominant religious and social figures in Europe.
Norma Gentile sings Gregorian chants by the 12th century mystic and abbess Hildegard von Bingen accompanied by Tibetan Singing Bowls and audience drone. Hildegard's music has a mystical and healing quality to it. The audience is invited to relax and close their eyes, or meditate, and to join in some of the chants by humming. They may participate as they feel most comfortable. Often the poetic texts of the chants are read aloud in English by Ms. Gentile.
O virtus Sapientia / O true Wisdom
O viriditas digiti Dei /O life-green finger of God
O Ecclesia / O Beloved
O rubor sanguinis / O ruby blood
O nobilissima viriditas / O verdure most noble
O ignis spiritus / O comforting fire of Spirit
Kyrie / Creator of Life
O viridissima virga / O greenest twig
Spiritus Sanctus vivificans vita / Holy Spirit bestowing life unto life
O coruscans lux stellarum / O glistening starlight
O Jerusalem / O Jerusalem
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