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1st eval 5 - Richard Stupple COR 103 Music and Culture...

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Richard Stupple COR 103: Music and Culture, 10:30 February 13 th 2008 Describe the main roles including exact statements from the translation of the play, and discuss several musical techniques used by Hildegard. Include quotes from the translation, assigned readings, and your own research. In Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum , there are effectively four main roles: the main character, Anima, the rest of the Souls, the various Virtues, and the Devil. Anima is the chosen human soul who anxiously wishes to forego a regular life in the world and travel straight up to Heaven, as evidenced by her statement in scene one when conversing with the Virtues, “Woe is me, I cannot complete this dress I have put on. Indeed I want to cast it off!” (Translation 2). The Virtues, therefore, play the role of her ‘guidance’; they are the wise characters who help to pass down the teachings and lessons of God himself. Anima struggles not only to cast off the Devil’s powerful evil influence, but also in accepting the Virtues’ words as good advice. For instance,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course COR 103 taught by Professor Bohart during the Spring '08 term at Oglethorpe.

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1st eval 5 - Richard Stupple COR 103 Music and Culture...

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