Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 1 pm

Ian Close – Soprano Saxophone, Dominic Beeton – Organ & Keybaords

Admission free. Recitals last approx 40 minutes. Retiring collection.

As part of the Abbey’s 900th Anniversary Celebrations, two local musicians, reinterpret for the 21stcentury the music of the German Abbess St Hildegard of Bingen, who was a near contemporary of St Ethelflaeda, Abbess of Romsey. The full programme is as follows:

Adémar of Chabannes (989 -1034) – Kyrie

Pérotin (c.1150/60 – c.1200/1210) – Beata Viscera (Maria Virginis) (The Blessed Flesh of the Virgin Mary)

Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) – Ave Maria, O Auctrix Vitae (Hail Mary, O Source of Life)

Adémar of Chabannes – Plebs Devota Deo (People Devoted to God)

Hildegard of Bingen – Caritas Abundat in Omnia (Charity Abounds for All)

Hildegard of Bingen – O Vis Aeternatatis (O Power Within Eternity)

Adémar of Chabannes – Sortis Apostilicae


Everyone is welcome.