Prepare and submit a paper on 2.discuss the work of a medieval composer. examine what is known (and what is not known) about the specific details of the composers life and what is known a. In 1098, a tenth child was born to two wealthy members ?f the nobility, Hildebert and Mechtilde, in Bockelheim, Germany. This child, a daughter, was given to the Church as a tax, and became Saint Hildegard ?f Bingen, a composer, visionary, healer and author ?f major theological works.In the 12th century, Hildegard ?f Bingen was one ?f very few female composers, and also part ?f a small minority ?f medieval women who could even read or write. Her visions and instruction from God were initially questioned, and she met difficulty in making many ?f her visions instructions into reality. Hildegard ?f Bingen spent her life constantly defending the validity ?f her visions, while gaining a form ?f fame within the western world, which was rare for a woman in that time. Although many ?f her strictly literary works reinforce many traditional beliefs ?f the church, her music itself, in its lyrics and actual melodic construction embodies many different, even liberal ideas and images. By studying her life, accomplishments, compositions and other works, it is clear that Hildegard ?f Bingen broke many patriarchal norms within her society, and saw recognition for her work beyond that ?f any other women ?f her time.When Hildegard was given to the church at the age ?f eight, partially because she was the tenth child which was also known as the tithe child for wealthy families, and was usually given to the church. Also, she was sickly in health from a very young age, and also recalls having visions at an early age, mainly a vision ?f an inexplicably bright light at the age ?f three. Giving a child to the church as a tax was also a respectable way for noble families to deal with physically or mentally ill children, which is quite possibly how her explanations ?f her early visions may have sounded to her parents.
Work of a medieval composer
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