O Virtus Sapientiae - Hildegard Von Bingen - (Thank you for 700K!)

Today marks the death of my patron Saint Hildegard Von Bingen, who left the world on the 17th of September in 1179. Given that we just hit a big landmark on this channel (700k! Thank you!), it seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to my namesake by singing an actual work of hers and drawing a little illumination. She was a prolific writer and extraordinarily talented woman, and a big part of my love for Early Music.
So today I give you some actual Medieval music! Stay tuned for more Bardcore in the coming weeks, since I have a song in the works.
Edit: Oops, yes it says "Performbed" in the first title card. MNmore no longer allows annotations, so my spelling mistake is now immortalized. Please feel free to throw tomatoes.
I'd also love to share with you my first radio interview, which was with Vanessa Hughes on ABC Australia's Classic Drive. You'll find me around the 1:38:55 mark.
Thank you ALL of you, for your support, for your comments, and your interest in music that is dear to my heart.
O virtus Sapientiae,
quae circuiens circuisti
comprehendendo omnia
in una via, quae habet vitam,
tres alas habens,
quarum una in altum volat,
et altera de terra sudat,
et tertia undique volat.
Laus tibi sit, sicut te decet,
O Sapientia.
O strength of Wisdom
who, circling, circled,
enclosing all
in one lifegiving path,
three wings you have:
one soars to the heights,
one distils its essence upon the earth,
and the third is everywhere.
Praise to you, as is fitting,
O Wisdom


  1. Scipio Garling

    Scipio Garling

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    Thank you for showing the lyrics.

  2. Cheyenne Black

    Cheyenne Black

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Do you have a Patreon?

  3. Historical Time

    Historical Time

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    This is very beautiful.

  4. anonymous female

    anonymous female

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    this is so beautiful oh my goodness please keep this going ✨

  5. Tracey OBrien

    Tracey OBrien

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    How absolutely exquisite. When I leave my mortal body I hope the angels will be singing this to my soul 🙏🏻❤️

  6. Wendy Lott

    Wendy Lott

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    This was breathtaking! I beg of thee for more!

  7. jotaro kujo

    jotaro kujo

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  8. Matthew Campbell

    Matthew Campbell

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    For a second there, I thought I was outside watching the elves make their way to the Gray Havens

  9. The Father

    The Father

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    "Babe, i swear i will not join the crusade!" Me 5 shots in : 0:06

  10. Bassem B.

    Bassem B.

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    You draw the illuminations too?? :O

  11. Nerd Impulse

    Nerd Impulse

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Would like to do an interview with you. How does one obtain an audience thee?

  12. Ameera Hamdi

    Ameera Hamdi

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Its touch the soul

  13. BenB20000


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    More please! Goosebumps! Just 👌

  14. Jasmine Dancer

    Jasmine Dancer

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    This is so beautiful, I'm upset youtube didn't tell me you uploaded this sooner.

  15. CJ Johnson

    CJ Johnson

    24 өдрийн өмнө


  16. Brian Barefoot Burns

    Brian Barefoot Burns

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    This is my new favorite. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Constance Keller

    Constance Keller

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    You have an angelic voice

  18. 7


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    Your voice is absolutely beautiful 🤟🏽

  19. Изяслав Ярославич

    Изяслав Ярославич

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    your voice is so otherworldly, I can’t stop replaying this!

  20. Death Harp Productions

    Death Harp Productions

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    Beautiful Genius!

  21. Beatnik


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    This is the soundtrack of my college years! I would put on Vision every time I had to study or work on a paper.

  22. Unidentified Being

    Unidentified Being

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    You're the best.

  23. André Felipe Maia da Silva

    André Felipe Maia da Silva

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    Great catholic saint. May she pray for us

  24. aswqaswq aswqaswq

    aswqaswq aswqaswq

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    I am so sad and disapointed that this is has so little views compared to others videos on this channel... I mean.. I love all of them but this one is so special and I Would love to hear more of Hildegard performed by Hildegard...

  25. Mark Wills

    Mark Wills

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    One of her greatest pieces

  26. Munich


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    Love your voice. Hope you bring more Gregorian chants!

  27. Elise Gaffga

    Elise Gaffga

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  28. philip II of spain

    philip II of spain

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    *Hildegard von bingen pray for us*

  29. Merri-Todd Webster

    Merri-Todd Webster

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    That was an amazing performance! Sing actual medieval music any time.

  30. St Myles

    St Myles

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    Listening to this it was the most pleasant morning coffee and cigarette on my back porch.

  31. Guilherme B. Martins

    Guilherme B. Martins

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    I actually came here because I am a devout of Saint Hildegard, and I'm currently studying about her. Thank you for singing this in such a beautiful way! God bless!

  32. Nivirce Scrittore

    Nivirce Scrittore

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    Now you just need to start writting projects in Lingua Ignota

  33. Keleigh Caruso

    Keleigh Caruso

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    Mother of God I need to hear Agnus Dei or Veni Emanuel like this, I would die

  34. Paul Crawford

    Paul Crawford

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    Do you take requests for spell casting?

  35. Sean Mueller

    Sean Mueller

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    St. Hildegard was a light in the dark and so underappreciated, then and now. Thank you for this.

  36. The Andy Bennett

    The Andy Bennett

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    Just. Wow

  37. Mariacristina Gioia

    Mariacristina Gioia

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  38. Lachausis


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    An urge to put the cross of Christ on my chest and slaughter saracens for Kristendom ensues. Deus Vult!

  39. APPLEbot69 Green

    APPLEbot69 Green

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    "Alone With You" by Phyllis Brooks and Jake Haley

  40. Anna Landrgottová

    Anna Landrgottová

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    I want this as my wedding march

  41. Paki Velli

    Paki Velli

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    On this occasion, language wasn't a barrier for me to enjoy this...

  42. Eat Shbob

    Eat Shbob

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    Beautiful! St. Hildegard von Bingen would be proud

  43. Radoslav Dejanović

    Radoslav Dejanović

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    84 heretics who thumbed down will burn in hell where only Nickelback will be played to them for all eternity.

  44. fool


    2 сарын өмнө

    id never guessed that fruits of my labour learning latin will be noticed by me watching medieval song and i think its poggers makes me wanna learn more but i cant understand why "in una via, quae vitam habet" is "in one lifegiving path"

  45. Phawsy 123

    Phawsy 123

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  46. Red roobarb

    Red roobarb

    2 сарын өмнө

    Wow beautiful.

  47. Stavros Lagos

    Stavros Lagos

    2 сарын өмнө

    Oh Heavens! This was really Divine! Your voice is astonishing!

  48. Robert Mowrey

    Robert Mowrey

    2 сарын өмнө

    Try it the two started 10 seconds after the other, I accidentally did so now.

  49. gabrieru1983


    2 сарын өмнө

    An ull album of Hildegard's music would be so wonderful....you have such a lovely voice.

  50. MiaTheDevilicious


    2 сарын өмнө

    Instant goosebumps!

  51. Jordan Barkley

    Jordan Barkley

    2 сарын өмнө

    A stirring testement to your namesake's craft and a beautiful performbance.

  52. Brad Miller

    Brad Miller

    2 сарын өмнө

    FREAKIN' goosebumps!!

  53. PastaFazoolio


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  54. David Allen

    David Allen

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  55. HelenaCross


    2 сарын өмнө

    Wow. Just...wow. I'd love for more stuff like this. I love the bardcore remixes, but this is beautiful. I love female vocals like this. The ethereal chanting that just FILLS a room.

  56. heather Curtis

    heather Curtis

    2 сарын өмнө

    Your voice is hauntingly beautiful. WOW...

  57. Rita Tatam

    Rita Tatam

    2 сарын өмнө

    What a voice... incredible quality of sound too, this is just magnificent. Whatever the style of music we listen to, if our ears are working we obviously hear the perfection of this voice... Thank you Hildegard, you make me travel through the times...

  58. El Fuego Gaming

    El Fuego Gaming

    2 сарын өмнө

    It's like assassin creed video game

  59. Johanna Geisel

    Johanna Geisel

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    The illumation is gorgeous. And the song too. I prefer the actual medieval sounds to the reinterpretation of modern songs.

  60. Katy Hanson

    Katy Hanson

    3 сарын өмнө

    What a staggeringly beautiful voice.

  61. another person

    another person

    3 сарын өмнө

    Reminds me of Hulle Granz Cathedral

  62. Isaac Grainger

    Isaac Grainger

    3 сарын өмнө

    Your Ecclesiastical Latin pronunciation is fantastic!

  63. Mæliosa


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    I would love to know if you take paid requests?

  64. Ephor Hammurabi

    Ephor Hammurabi

    3 сарын өмнө

    The virtue of wisdom is indeed a great and powerful gift, dear lady.

  65. Debbie Carroll

    Debbie Carroll

    3 сарын өмнө

    So incredibly beautiful!

  66. JourneymanAlto


    3 сарын өмнө

    Simply stunning! Your voice has warmth without vibrato - perfect for this music. Plus, the splendid consonance of the melody with "in altum" is extremely clever. Happy Heavenly Birthday to St. Hildegard, Doctor of the Church!

  67. Cute Dark Arts

    Cute Dark Arts

    3 сарын өмнө

    I really want to hear you do just about any song from Phantom of the Opera for no other reason than I think your voice would really fit it so nicely 🥺 the song “Think of me” definitely comes to mind of what I’d like to hear you sing

  68. Erika Helms

    Erika Helms

    3 сарын өмнө

    Imagine if she did a duet with The Stairwell Siren 🤩

  69. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard

    3 сарын өмнө

    Soundtrack for January 20th as we’re watching footage of Trump and Biden-loyal Secret Service agents duke it out for control of the White House

  70. BenB20000


    3 сарын өмнө

    Amazing. More pleeeeez. Can't find words. Pleeeeez?

  71. Paweł Stachyra

    Paweł Stachyra

    3 сарын өмнө

    Wholesome. God bless!

  72. Tommy Edgington

    Tommy Edgington

    3 сарын өмнө

    I’ve just seen this song is on deezer I wonder if any other of there songs will be on there soon

  73. Catherine Merc

    Catherine Merc

    3 сарын өмнө

    This channel is truly spectacular. What an amazing patron saint to have chosen.

  74. martin eclectic

    martin eclectic

    3 сарын өмнө

    At the heart of life

  75. ashes hurricane

    ashes hurricane

    3 сарын өмнө

    fun fact: i wrote a song titled "lost one's lament". its not exactly medieval as I wrote it for a Jaskier cosplay where i actually sang some of your bard-core remixes and "toss a coin", but it's still rather old fashioned and am rather proud of it. it's my first song and you were a huge inspiration

  76. Christopher Jackson

    Christopher Jackson

    3 сарын өмнө

    And I thought your version of "Orinico Flow" was good..... Please, feel free to honor your patron saint with her songs and privilege us with the hearing thereof as often as you want! Just as totally selfish request....I think you would do an unbearably breathtaking version of Perotin's Gaude Maria Virgo.

  77. Kelli Donovan

    Kelli Donovan

    3 сарын өмнө

    Your voice in this is so unearthly and gives me chills. When I close my eyes I can picture an old stone church lit with candles and filled with incense.



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    More from those real medieval songs please! :D

  79. CityKanin


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    As a classically trained choir singer- thou dost balm my soul!

  80. bcgrote


    3 сарын өмнө

    What an amazing, surprisingly modern piece! I'm humbled and awed. Hildegard Requiescet in pace.

  81. Angela Dawn

    Angela Dawn

    3 сарын өмнө

    I have not heard such a cristal clear voice since I was a chorister (leading senior chorister, alto, Saint Mary's, circa 1984-8) when it was thought that a young male could only achieve such purity of voice. Thank you for sharing your gift, and making the world a more beautiful place :)

  82. Stephen Codekas

    Stephen Codekas

    3 сарын өмнө

    Ave generosa soon?

  83. Sally Forth

    Sally Forth

    3 сарын өмнө

    Angelic and just... Awesome. Thanks 😊

  84. Mavritivs


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  85. Sarp


    3 сарын өмнө

    I need more from you on Spotify. Need, not want; this is just straight up fire I cannot live without

  86. Jescifer F

    Jescifer F

    3 сарын өмнө

    Would love to hear a cover of elfen lieds lilium

  87. Tal


    3 сарын өмнө

    in true medieval fashion, we must not throw tomatoes, but rotten cabbage instead. that being said, if you were to perform and upload more og medieval music i think that would be awesome

  88. Louis Pearson

    Louis Pearson

    3 сарын өмнө

    your voice :L, i cant believe it to be human..

  89. Timothy Eustace Chan

    Timothy Eustace Chan

    3 сарын өмнө

    This is one of the best version of O Virtus Sapientiæ out on the Internet.

  90. Demetrius Coutinho

    Demetrius Coutinho

    3 сарын өмнө

    Wanna play D&D again just to use these as soundtrack!

  91. Schwadevivre


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  92. Debilitator47


    3 сарын өмнө

    Subscribed. Listened to the cover of Orinoco Flow, which I honestly like better than the original, and I like that a lot. Listened to this. You have my ear. Thank you for putting this beauty out there.

  93. Elvalley


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    So now I'm also learning some niche history on top of all the enjoyment? You're the gifte that keeps on giving Hildegard. Color me subscribed.

  94. Medieval Bardcore Version

    Medieval Bardcore Version

    3 сарын өмнө

    these are my new ringtones now thank you very much

  95. Cheri Robertson

    Cheri Robertson

    3 сарын өмнө

    Thank you for this! I love all that you do but it’s great to hear an actual St Hildegarde piece. I sing in a schola cantorum at my parish and we have had small groups of schola women sing St Hildegarde pieces before. I’m honored to have been one of them. Your voice is absolutely lovely and i know our dear Hildegarde would be oh so proud of the justice you do her compositions!!

    • Hildegard von Blingin'

      Hildegard von Blingin'

      3 сарын өмнө

      Thank you very much! I would relish the opportunity to sing her work in a group! I’ve never had the chance before.

  96. Junk Junk Loot

    Junk Junk Loot

    3 сарын өмнө

    aaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS SO!!! GOOD!!! Shivers. I'd imagine you could find traction in like, voice acting/vocals for the video game industry or something, if that isn't an avenue you walk already.

    • Hildegard von Blingin'

      Hildegard von Blingin'

      3 сарын өмнө

      Thank you! I don’t currently, but I would certainly love to one day.

  97. Led Floyd

    Led Floyd

    3 сарын өмнө

    This is chilling. Anyone else get this strange urge to liberate the holy land?

  98. Sara Gasparetto

    Sara Gasparetto

    3 сарын өмнө

    Ohh this reminds me of Sacred Stones by Sheila Chandra! Beautiful!!

  99. Elisabeth Blackwood

    Elisabeth Blackwood

    3 сарын өмнө

    Hildegard von Bingen is such a fascinating person, she deserves way more attention. She was the first person to put her name on a musical composition, anything before her was written anonymously. She was a woman ahead of her time.

  100. ohhoworiginal


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    You are seriously my favourite. God bless and look kindly upon thee!