‘Columba Aspexit’ by Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen, the first woman composer on record in the Western tradition, was a German Benedictine abbess, a visionary, a prophet (she was known as “The Sibyl of The Rhine”), a pioneer who wrote practical books on biology, botany, medicine, theology and the arts.

The music is performed by Catherine King.

Christopher Page

Professor Christopher Page FBA

Professor of Music

Christopher Page is Professor of Medieval Music and Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. He is an internationally renowned performer and writer, as well as being an experienced presenter through BBC Radio.

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