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Hildegard Von Bingen Analysis

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Bingen enjoyed music. According to “The Life and Works of Hildegard von Bingen,” she described music as a way of art. Most of St. Hildegard von Bingen’s music was about saints, virgins, and the Virgin Mary. Most of her music was an antiphon meaning that she used psalm and the texture that she used was monophonic. Her music can also be described as melismatic and responsory. One of her most well known piece is called Ordo Virtumtum which translates to “Order of Virtues.” According to wiki, Ordo Virtumtum was a musical about the Virtues and the Devil to gain a human soul. Nuns would sing to the audiences that attended the church. St. Hildegard von Bingen’s music drew attention to Catholics around Europe and was used to communicate stories. However,
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