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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 98 – An Anglo-Saxon Bard


Feb 21, 2021

Well-known for his chanted performances of Beowulf within the authentic
Outdated English, Benjamin Bagby is the closest factor you may discover at this time
to an Anglo-Saxon bard. Bagby joins the present to explain how he
reconstructed Beowulf as a sung story, giving an illustration of his
Anglo-Saxon harp which is modeled on harps present in burial websites
from over a millennium in the past. He additionally discusses the recordings of the
full works of St. Hildegard of Bingen made by his ensemble,
Sequentia.

All music and video by Bagby and Sequentia used
with permission. 

 

 

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Featured piece by St. Hildegard, O Vis
Aeternitatis, recorded by Sequentia from their album Canticles of
Ecstasy https://youtu.be/_Vcv2HdApcs

 



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