Segments in this Video

Medieval Female Composer (04:07)


Hildegard of Bingen's songs are technically challenging. There is little research into how her music was performed. It is the earliest known work to be written by a woman.

Veriditas (03:57)

Hildegard developed a concept of greening power in creation. Hear one of her songs praising the natural world and heaven.

Spirituality through Music (02:23)

Linn Maxwell discusses how Hildegard worshipped and ministered to God through song. She wrote the first morality play. Reverend David Preston Sharp considers the arts sacred and compares Hildegard's work to soul music.

Bringing Hildegard to Life through Music (01:49)

Composer Dierburg Spohr feels Hildegard's musical achievements have been overlooked in favor of her theology and medicine. She produced a recording reinventing the nun's work.

Saint Hildegard's Feast Day (02:12)

Filmmaker Michael C. Conti attends a celebration and procession at Eibingen Parish Church in Germany.

Power and Wisdom in Creation (04:27)

Reverend Matthew Fox reflects on using creativity to tap into the spirit flowing through all things. Artists should maintain integrity. Hear a summary of Hildegard's complex philosophy and ideas.

Career Creativity (01:18)

Conti credits Hildegard with inspiring him to tap into the collective spirit. He hopes to inspire viewers on a path of creativity and spirituality.

Credits: Music Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard (01:55)

Credits: Music Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

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This program probes why abbess, artist, composer, healer, and visionary Saint Hildegard von Bingen is considered to be the patron saint of creativity and discusses her continued impact today on music. It explores how this 12th-century abbess became famous as a Christian mystic and visionary, as well as a musical composer and writer, whose natural medicine is still practiced in Europe today.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL182095

ISBN: 978-1-64481-787-2

Copyright date: ©2014

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

An excellent documentary, full of Hildegard’s spirit! - Matthew Fox, author of “Hildegard of Bingen, a Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century”

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