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An image of the Holy Spirit-inspired Hildegard and her scribe from the Rupertsberg Codex des Liber Scivias, c. 1180.
December 21, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI plans to canonize 12th-century composer, mystic, doctor and Benedictine abbess Hildegard von Bingen next year.
March 27, 2004 NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with the members of Anonymous 4 — an a cappella singing group — about their latest CD: American Angels: Songs of Hope, Redemption, & Glory. Unlike their earlier albums, this album focuses on 18th century American spirituals and shape-note music.
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December 16, 2002 Warm the hot chocolate and enjoy a special winter treat. The acclaimed early-music group Ensemble Galilei joins host Neal Conan for a performance and chat. Enjoy the sounds of Scottish small pipes, a Celtic harp ... and a surprise guest performance!
Igor Stravinsky conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
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December 24, 2000 Igor Stravinsky wrote his Symphony of Psalms in 1929 for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony.
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January 28, 1999 Listeners and reviewers have described them as having the voices of angels. Intense and haunting, they are four women who sing with no musical accompaniment and have been performing medieval chant long before it became popular again. Join guest host Melinda Penkava for a live performance and chat with the vocal quartet Anonymous Four.
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