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St Hildegard continues to intrigue and inspire composers of today. Here her music is interleaved with premiere recordings of fascinating new works by Hugh Collins Rice, startling with refreshingly tart, spiny, intense, colourful, challenging, demanding, busy yet transparent textures. This context hands the voices and instruments of Mediva a superb excuse to take liberties with the original material, resulting in very individual interpretations – personal commentaries, played and sung with much beauty and impressive commitment in a voyage of discovery for composer, performers and listeners alike.

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