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Hildegard von Bingen (c.1098-1179) is one of the first composers in the history of Western music that can be identified by name. She was a German abbess and polymath; she wrote monophonic (single voice) chants to her own text. Her music is some of the most expressive to come out of the medieval period and remains popular among musicians even today.
These beautiful antiphon arrangements for string quartet by Marianne Richert Pfau preserve the monophonic nature of the music, while revealing new expressive dimensions. This is a rare and special opportunity for string players to enjoy the unique beauty of early medieval music.
Players each play from the score and publication includes four spiral bound, oversized landscape scores, measuring 11" by 17".