Anima mea explores the Christian concept of the soul through these masterpieces of medieval Sacred Music. Hildegard of Bingen’s beautifully exalted harmonies represent God’s order in the music of the spheres. The recently rediscovered Erfurt Ritual contains sung music from Master Eckhart’s historical context. These antiphons are performed here for the first time since 1525, along with chants from the liturgy of the Roman mass, music from the Notre Dame School, and a glorious Magnificat. The German duo Ensemble Cosmedin, who take their name from a church in Rome, are considered one of the leading ensembles for medieval and modern sacred music. Music of the soul—gentle and luminous.
"... Stephanie Haas’s bodily voice, rich in vibrato, is memorable and presents the texts in emphatic declamation... her singing draws the listeners into this music... "
Henry Hope - Early Music Journal (Oxford University Press) 40th Anniversary Issue - February 2013
Claudio Bolzan - Musica magazine - March 2012