Hildegard von Bingen – O Jerusalem

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kag1F6KEqbY[/youtube]

The music is Hildegard of Bingen’s O Jerusalem, from the early 1100s. Yes, the video shows fractals, and true, the association of psychedelic visuals with spiritual stuff is kind of silly, but in this case there is at least a passing resemblance to Hildegard’s own artworks, like:

An image from Scivias, Hildegard's description and depiction of 26 visions she had.

and

Also from Scivias

I love this piece of music, especially this performance, which is by the ensemble Sequentia.

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