Freedom – Musical


Laura de Castellet


O virga ac diadema / In principio (In principle)   Hildegard of Bingen, 12th century

Introductory remarks:

Two versions of the Benedictine abbess about the experience of certainty, image of intimate liberation. Two sung texts inspired by the mystical experience and therefore fruit of a revelation, both musical and discursive. Both are a synthesis of spiritual experiences lived and transmitted as a new reality and therefore convey a feeling of spiritual freedom. It will be analyzed how this music, so peculiar of Hildegard and far from the Gregorian canons of the time, reinforces the fact of creation and femininity in the symbol of Mary