Das Gold ist (2019)

Instrumentation: 5 singer or a choir of Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass.

 

Duration: 5'

Dedicated to the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, composed for Leicht über Linz Festival 2019.

Hildegrad von Bingen was a polymath. Besides being a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer and philosopher, she was also a Christian mystic. I decided to take her words about gold and revive them as a spell that comes true.

"Das Gold ist warm, und es hat eine gewisse Eigenschaft (Natur) wie die Sonne, und es ist von der Luft und hat seine Röte vom Feuer." / Hildegard von Bingen, Die Edelsteine

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart:

Soprano - Johanna Vargas

Mezzo-soprano = Truike van der Poel

Tenor - Martin Nagy

Bariton - Guillermo Anzorena

Bass - Andreas Fischer