A multi-generational ensemble of women's voices plus flautist Norbert Rodenkirchen unite under the direction of Benjamin Bagby for the final CD of Sequentia's Hildegard von Bingen complete works project—which also celebrates her 2012 elevation to sainthood and magistra ecclesiae.
"The female members of Sequentia prove themselves fully able to tackle the very real technical difficulties presented by the music.... Their breath control is quite remarkable and enables them to give real shape and meaning to the music. Their vocal quality is very much what I would like to think Hildegard herself would have expected to hear from her own community of nuns—firm, unwavering, exultant.... Very highly recommended."—Gramophone
"This Cologne-based medieval-music ensemble … performs with both scholarly insight and dramatic verve."—New Yorker
"If I ever go time-traveling to the Middle Ages, I want Sequentia as my guide—and my entertainment."—Boston Musical Intelligencer