Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum

May 8, 2024, 10:00 pm

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Twelfth-century mystic, writer, philosopher, and composer Hildegard von Bingen used all her gifts in the service of her unfaltering Christian faith which she channeled through her music in the morality play Ordo Virtutum (Order of the Virtues). Comprising 82 songs in rhyme, Hildegard lays out the battle between good and evil; the Devil tempting the Soul to give in to worldly pleasures.

Tonight’s program is presented by vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire under the direction of artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley. Released in early 2021, we’re listening to the first complete recording of St. Hildegard’s 12th-century masterpiece.


Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Ordo Virtutum
– Prologue
– The Soul Invokes the Virtues
– Enter the Devil
– The Soul Returns
– The Devil is Bound
– Epilogue

Seraphic Fire
Patrick Dupré Quigley, Artistic Director