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Hildegard to be canonized
An image of the Holy Spirit-inspired Hildegard and her scribe from the Rupertsberg Codex des Liber Scivias, c. 1180

December, 2011 — The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XIV plans to canonize the 12th-century composer, mystic, author, physician and abbess Hildegard von Bingen and then proclaim her a Doctor of the Church in October 2012. Given that she is our company's inspiration, we couldn't be more proud of our namesake!

Composer Margaret Garwood's opera The Scarlet Letter
Margaret Garwood's 'The Scarlet Letter' premieres in Philadelphia

November, 2010 — The Scarlet Letter, an opera by Hildegard compsoer Margaret Garwood, opens November 19th in Philadelphia. The acclaimed Academy of Vocal Arts presents Ms. Garwood's neo-romantic score which captures the drama of Hawthorne's classic tale of adultery, revenge, and redemption. Performances are November 19, 20th & 21


Scene from VISION film
A scene from the film, Vision

October, 2010 — Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist and ecological activist.

In Vision, New German Cinema auteur Margarethe von Trotta (Marianne and Juliane, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosenstrasse) reunites with recurrent star Barbara Sukowa (Zentropa, Berlin Alexanderplatz) to bring the story of this extraordinary woman to life. In a staggering performance, Sukowa portrays von Bingen’s fierce determination to expand the responsibilities of women within the order, even as she fends off outrage from some in the Church over the visions she claims to receive from God. Lushly shot in the original medieval cloisters of the fairytale-like German countryside, Vision is a profoundly inspirational portrait of a woman who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of faith, change and enlightenment.

More about the film
More about Hildegard von Bingen

Bauer Edition Wins Flute Award
Flute Work by Marion Bauer wins NFA award

May, 2010 — Hildegard Publishing is proud to announce that our edition of Marion Bauer's Prelude & Fugue for flute and piano, edited by Michele Aichele and Susan Pickett has been awarded Honorable Mention by the National Flute Association (NFA) in its 2010 Newly Published Music Competition. According to the NFA, "The winning publications which are performable works will be performed during subsequent conventions and will be given high priority as required works for subsequent competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association."

"We're very pleased that the NFA chose to highlight this excellent work and hope that this will encourage flutists to discover not only this particular work, but the whole body of flute repertoire written by women composers of all time periods.", responded Hildegard president, Ellie Armsby. In recent years, Hildegard has made strides to increase its flute offerings with several new works for flute published recently and several additional titles planned for future publication. A full listing of Hildegard flute titles can be viewed on our catalog page.

More about the NFA's 2010 Newly Published Music Competition
Read more about Marion Bauer...

Art Songs & Spirituals
A Facelift for Our Most Popular Publication!

February, 2010 — To celebrate African-American history month, we're pleased to announce that we're giving our best selling publication, Art Songs & Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, a major facelift with a brand new cover designed by artist Sandy Clay Bauer. This is a must-have collection of spirituals and composed works by a variety of African-American composers. No voice teacher should be without this essential resource!
Read more about this publication...


Hildegard series Voices of Tomorrow

November, 2009 — Hildegard Publishing Company proudly announces a new series, Voices of Tomorrow. This is a premiere series of publications highlighting compositions of the most gifted and promising young women of the 21st century. Voices of Tomorrow is a collection of works written by composers under the age of 21 and, while the pieces featured in this series embody the youthful energy and ideas of their creators, these works may be enjoyed by performers of all ages. Read more about this series...


Hildegard composer Diemer

October, 2009 —Hildegard composer, Emma Lou Diemer celebrates the release of her CD Summer Day with violinist Philip Ficsor in Violin and Piano Extravaganza October 25 at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance, Santa Barbara. Find out more about Emma Lou Diemer.


Hildegard lowers prices

September, 2009 —We're lowering prices on some of our most popular publications and this isn't just a one-time sale - these are new, lower prices that you can count on. We want to help make these excellent and important publications more easily accessible to musicians and music ensembles. For more details, see our list of selected titles...


Concert honor Hidlegard founder
Upcoming concert honors Hildegard Publishing founder, Sylvia Glickman

June, 2009 —On June 26th at 7:30 pm in Wilmington the Delaware Chamber Music Festival present a special concert honoring the memory of Sylvia Glickman, Hildegard Publishing Company's founder.

The upcoming concert is featured in an interview with Delaware Chamber Music Festival music director, Barbara Govatos on Philadelphia radio station, WRTI. Read more... or visit the Delaware Chamber Music Festival for details about the concert.

Hildegard featured at SAM conference
Society for American Music Conference takes place in Denver, CO

March, 2009 —Hildegard editor, Martha Furman Schleifer presents a session featuring music from the Hildegard catalog during the 35th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music. Her session will feature perfromaces of works by Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke, Sylvia Glickman and others. Here is the scheduled progam:

Kiép Nào Có Yeu Nhau (Vietnamese Love Song) - Rachel Eubanks
Gregory Walker, violin
Tamara Goldstein, piano

Black Cake, A Recipe by Emily Dickinson - Sylvia Glickman
When Soul is Joined to Soul, Op 62 - Amy Beach
It will be summer - Sylvia Glickman
The Year's at the Spring - Amy Beach
Mee Ae Nam, soprano
Bradley Thompson, Baritone
Tamara Goldstein and James Myers, piano

Viola Sonata - Rebecca Clarke
I. Impetuoso
II. Vivace
III. Adagio - Risoluto
Phillip Stevens, viola
Tamara Goldstein, piano

Excerpts from Soundshots - Louise Talma


July, 2008 — The radio and internet feature "Composer's Datebook" from American Public Media featured composer, Pauline Viardot-Garcia on Friday, July 18th. You can hear the radio feature online here. Although the spotlight mainly discusses Viardot-Garcia's performing career, and mentions only one work by her (her opera "Cinderella"), Viardot-Garcia was quite prolific and Hildegard Publishing is pleased to publish several of her works. Read more about her life and works here.

May, 2008 — Hildegard Publishing has taken the "Philadelphia Green Office Pledge"! The Philadelphia Green Office Pledge identifies thirty things that every business can do to help save our earth. Even though Hildegard is a small business, we believe it's everyone's responsibility to help protect the environment. After all, the earth is home to all of us and if she's in trouble, we will all be in trouble. Here are a few ways we at Hildegard Publishing Company are doing our part to help save our precious earth.

Hildegard RecyclesWe recycle all our office paper and reuse the second side wherever possible. We also recycle all cardboard packaging as well as plastics and of course glass containers. Wherever possible, we also purchase office supplies made from recycled materials.
Hildegard uses energy saving bulbsThe electricity to our office is partially supplied from wind power and we have installed compact fluorescent bulbs to reduce our energy consumption.
Hildegard saves gasWhenever possible, we make shorter business errands on bicycle rather than by automobile. It saves gas and is much more enjoyable!

Hildegard presents to conference attendees
Vice President, Nancy Hale, greets Festival attendees at the Hildegard table

March, 2008 — On March 29th, 2008, we were pleased to participate in the 8th Annual Women Composers Festival of Hartford Connecticut. Hildegard president, Elinor Armsby, was part of the panel addressing challenges and opportunities for women composers. In addition, Hildegard Publishing Company had a table with information and publications available for sale. Many attendees of the conference stopped by and we enjoyed meeting so many composers and performers interested in music by women composers.

Two concerts the same day featured a diverse selection of music by women composers from Connecticut and beyond. Of special note was the music of three international composers: Adriana Figueroa (Argentina). Francisca Aquino (Brazil) and Sebastiana Ierna (Sicily). More information about this Festival can be found here