Aer Enim

Poet/Lyricist: 

Hildegard von Bingen
"Aer Enim" is movement III of "O Power Beyond All Season: Three Hildegard Chants for Women's Voices". The other movements are "O Vis Aeternitatis" and "O Rubor Sanguinis". I have sung many Hildegard chants and have always been amazed by her agile, flowing and hypnotic chant lines.

Commissioned by: 

made possible by a grant through the Jerome Composers Commissioning Project

Premiere: 

Virgin Ground

Level: 

Medium Hard
Item Voicing Media Price
LK022-03 SSA a cappella, percussion
$2.00

Text:

Aer Enim

Aer enim volat,
et cum omnibus creaturis,
officia sua exercet et firmamentum eum sustinet
aer in viribus istius pascitur.

[translation]
As air flies,
attending to all creatures,
the structure of heaven sustains it,
and the air is nourished through this enfolding.