O Virtus Sapientiae - Hildegard Von Bingen - (Thank you for 700K!)

Today marks the death of my patron Saint Hildegard Von Bingen, who left the world on the 17th of September in 1179. Given that we just hit a big landmark on this channel (700k! Thank you!), it seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to my namesake by singing an actual work of hers and drawing a little illumination. She was a prolific writer and extraordinarily talented woman, and a big part of my love for Early Music.
So today I give you some actual Medieval music! Stay tuned for more Bardcore in the coming weeks, since I have a song in the works.
Edit: Oops, yes it says "Performbed" in the first title card. UZtop no longer allows annotations, so my spelling mistake is now immortalized. Please feel free to throw tomatoes.
I'd also love to share with you my first radio interview, which was with Vanessa Hughes on ABC Australia's Classic Drive. You'll find me around the 1:38:55 mark.
Thank you ALL of you, for your support, for your comments, and your interest in music that is dear to my heart.
O virtus Sapientiae,
quae circuiens circuisti
comprehendendo omnia
in una via, quae habet vitam,
tres alas habens,
quarum una in altum volat,
et altera de terra sudat,
et tertia undique volat.
Laus tibi sit, sicut te decet,
O Sapientia.
O strength of Wisdom
who, circling, circled,
enclosing all
in one lifegiving path,
three wings you have:
one soars to the heights,
one distils its essence upon the earth,
and the third is everywhere.
Praise to you, as is fitting,
O Wisdom


  1. Johanna Geisel

    Johanna Geisel

    4 soat oldin

    The illumation is gorgeous. And the song too. I prefer the actual medieval sounds to the reinterpretation of modern songs.

  2. Katy Hanson

    Katy Hanson

    Kun oldin

    What a staggeringly beautiful voice.

  3. another person

    another person

    2 kun oldin

    Reminds me of Hulle Granz Cathedral

  4. Isaac Grainger

    Isaac Grainger

    3 kun oldin

    Your Ecclesiastical Latin pronunciation is fantastic!

  5. Mæliosa


    3 kun oldin

    I would love to know if you take paid requests?

  6. Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

    4 kun oldin

    The virtue of wisdom is indeed a great and powerful gift, dear lady.

  7. Debbie Carroll

    Debbie Carroll

    4 kun oldin

    So incredibly beautiful!

  8. JourneymanAlto


    5 kun oldin

    Simply stunning! Your voice has warmth without vibrato - perfect for this music. Plus, the splendid consonance of the melody with "in altum" is extremely clever. Happy Heavenly Birthday to St. Hildegard, Doctor of the Church!

  9. Cute Dark Arts

    Cute Dark Arts

    6 kun oldin

    I really want to hear you do just about any song from Phantom of the Opera for no other reason than I think your voice would really fit it so nicely 🥺 the song “Think of me” definitely comes to mind of what I’d like to hear you sing

  10. Erika Helms

    Erika Helms

    6 kun oldin

    Imagine if she did a duet with The Stairwell Siren 🤩

  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard

    6 kun oldin

    Soundtrack for January 20th as we’re watching footage of Trump and Biden-loyal Secret Service agents duke it out for control of the White House

  12. BenB20000


    6 kun oldin

    Amazing. More pleeeeez. Can't find words. Pleeeeez?

  13. Paweł Stachyra

    Paweł Stachyra

    6 kun oldin

    Wholesome. God bless!

  14. Tommy Edgington

    Tommy Edgington

    7 kun oldin

    I’ve just seen this song is on deezer I wonder if any other of there songs will be on there soon

  15. Catherine Merc

    Catherine Merc

    7 kun oldin

    This channel is truly spectacular. What an amazing patron saint to have chosen.

  16. martin eclectic

    martin eclectic

    7 kun oldin

    At the heart of life

  17. ashes hurricane

    ashes hurricane

    7 kun oldin

    fun fact: i wrote a song titled "lost one's lament". its not exactly medieval as I wrote it for a Jaskier cosplay where i actually sang some of your bard-core remixes and "toss a coin", but it's still rather old fashioned and am rather proud of it. it's my first song and you were a huge inspiration

  18. Christopher Jackson

    Christopher Jackson

    7 kun oldin

    And I thought your version of "Orinico Flow" was good..... Please, feel free to honor your patron saint with her songs and privilege us with the hearing thereof as often as you want! Just as totally selfish request....I think you would do an unbearably breathtaking version of Perotin's Gaude Maria Virgo.

  19. Kelli Donovan

    Kelli Donovan

    7 kun oldin

    Your voice in this is so unearthly and gives me chills. When I close my eyes I can picture an old stone church lit with candles and filled with incense.



    7 kun oldin

    More from those real medieval songs please! :D

  21. CityKanin


    7 kun oldin

    As a classically trained choir singer- thou dost balm my soul!

  22. bcgrote


    8 kun oldin

    What an amazing, surprisingly modern piece! I'm humbled and awed. Hildegard Requiescet in pace.

  23. Angela Dawn

    Angela Dawn

    8 kun oldin

    I have not heard such a cristal clear voice since I was a chorister (leading senior chorister, alto, Saint Mary's, circa 1984-8) when it was thought that a young male could only achieve such purity of voice. Thank you for sharing your gift, and making the world a more beautiful place :)

  24. Stephen Codekas

    Stephen Codekas

    9 kun oldin

    Ave generosa soon?

  25. Sally Forth

    Sally Forth

    9 kun oldin

    Angelic and just... Awesome. Thanks 😊

  26. Mavritivs


    9 kun oldin


  27. Sarp


    9 kun oldin

    I need more from you on Spotify. Need, not want; this is just straight up fire I cannot live without

  28. Jescifer F

    Jescifer F

    9 kun oldin

    Would love to hear a cover of elfen lieds lilium

  29. Tal


    9 kun oldin

    in true medieval fashion, we must not throw tomatoes, but rotten cabbage instead. that being said, if you were to perform and upload more og medieval music i think that would be awesome

  30. Louis Pearson

    Louis Pearson

    9 kun oldin

    your voice :L, i cant believe it to be human..

  31. Timothy Eustace Chan

    Timothy Eustace Chan

    10 kun oldin

    This is one of the best version of O Virtus Sapientiæ out on the Internet.

  32. Demetrius Coutinho

    Demetrius Coutinho

    10 kun oldin

    Wanna play D&D again just to use these as soundtrack!

  33. Schwadevivre


    10 kun oldin


  34. Debilitator47


    11 kun oldin

    Subscribed. Listened to the cover of Orinoco Flow, which I honestly like better than the original, and I like that a lot. Listened to this. You have my ear. Thank you for putting this beauty out there.

  35. Elvalley


    11 kun oldin

    So now I'm also learning some niche history on top of all the enjoyment? You're the gifte that keeps on giving Hildegard. Color me subscribed.

  36. Medieval Bardcore Version

    Medieval Bardcore Version

    11 kun oldin

    these are my new ringtones now thank you very much

  37. Cheri Robertson

    Cheri Robertson

    12 kun oldin

    Thank you for this! I love all that you do but it’s great to hear an actual St Hildegarde piece. I sing in a schola cantorum at my parish and we have had small groups of schola women sing St Hildegarde pieces before. I’m honored to have been one of them. Your voice is absolutely lovely and i know our dear Hildegarde would be oh so proud of the justice you do her compositions!!

    • Hildegard von Blingin'

      Hildegard von Blingin'

      12 kun oldin

      Thank you very much! I would relish the opportunity to sing her work in a group! I’ve never had the chance before.

  38. Junk Junk Loot

    Junk Junk Loot

    12 kun oldin

    aaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS SO!!! GOOD!!! Shivers. I'd imagine you could find traction in like, voice acting/vocals for the video game industry or something, if that isn't an avenue you walk already.

    • Hildegard von Blingin'

      Hildegard von Blingin'

      12 kun oldin

      Thank you! I don’t currently, but I would certainly love to one day.

  39. Led Floyd

    Led Floyd

    12 kun oldin

    This is chilling. Anyone else get this strange urge to liberate the holy land?

  40. Sara Gasparetto

    Sara Gasparetto

    12 kun oldin

    Ohh this reminds me of Sacred Stones by Sheila Chandra! Beautiful!!

  41. Elisabeth Blackwood

    Elisabeth Blackwood

    12 kun oldin

    Hildegard von Bingen is such a fascinating person, she deserves way more attention. She was the first person to put her name on a musical composition, anything before her was written anonymously. She was a woman ahead of her time.

  42. ohhoworiginal


    12 kun oldin

    You are seriously my favourite. God bless and look kindly upon thee!

  43. saskia heisterborg

    saskia heisterborg

    13 kun oldin

    Please make more of this, thank you

  44. Aysha Ece

    Aysha Ece

    13 kun oldin


  45. Kay Brown

    Kay Brown

    13 kun oldin

    Beautiful. Thank you for singing one of St. Hildegard’s hymns. You do a wonderful job with Bardcore remakes!

  46. Chits and Cats

    Chits and Cats

    13 kun oldin

    I really appreciated this and needed it.

  47. Sam Antha

    Sam Antha

    13 kun oldin


  48. Randy Buckley

    Randy Buckley

    14 kun oldin

    And now I need to dig up my Ordo Virtutum CD again. Well done, indeed!

  49. ClassyCassiefly


    14 kun oldin

    I got chills so fast I’m lightheaded, and now thoroughly convinced I’ve transcended to a higher state of being.

  50. Jane Smith

    Jane Smith

    14 kun oldin

    Love this! Reminds me of some of Loreena McKennitt's works. ❤

  51. Amanda Owens

    Amanda Owens

    14 kun oldin

    Wow I love this. This inspires me to skate to it as well.

  52. millionlux72


    14 kun oldin

    O strength of Wisdom who, circling, circled, enclosing all in one lifegiving path, three wings you have: one soars to the heights, one distils its essence upon the earth, and the third is everywhere. Praise to you, as is fitting, O wisdom

  53. Theresia H

    Theresia H

    14 kun oldin

    Oh god! I’m in tears 😭 this is beyond beautiful!!

  54. Alvin Earl Lasala

    Alvin Earl Lasala

    14 kun oldin

    Yas! Queen! Yas! 🥴 🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅

  55. Carol Spradling

    Carol Spradling

    15 kun oldin

    Thou must record thine voice divine for the ages to inspire!

  56. Jeanne Castellano

    Jeanne Castellano

    15 kun oldin

    Simply sublime! This women's crystalline voice is so soothing. O Wisdom, spread your wings and help America heal!

  57. Alexis de Roode

    Alexis de Roode

    15 kun oldin

    Wow, this is still a 100 times more beautiful than the bardcore.

  58. Tony Sims

    Tony Sims

    15 kun oldin

    Thank you. That was genuinely breathtaking! You have such a beautiful voice and l am in love with it! ❤❤❤❤👏👏👏👏

  59. Nero Ziozama

    Nero Ziozama

    15 kun oldin

    I would like to share an Italian translation. Oh virtù della Sapienza Che circoli in cerchio Comprendendo ogni cosa In uno dei modi che ha la vita. Tre ali hai Di cui una vola in alto E l'altra trasuda dalla terra E la terza vola ovunque. Lodi a te, come ti si addice Oh Sapienza. I love your songs..... Hugs from Italy

  60. Yasmin Nida

    Yasmin Nida

    15 kun oldin

    Love love love!

  61. Yasmine Zmerly

    Yasmine Zmerly

    15 kun oldin

    we are waiting for" take me to church" cover * with love *xxx*

  62. Lynnette Reede

    Lynnette Reede

    15 kun oldin

    What's not to love? Live life AND love... Ms. Lyn

  63. Lord Dessik

    Lord Dessik

    15 kun oldin

    Bruh imagine coming back to the castle after a long day of subjugating the peasants and throwing this on the alterboys. Pure banger

  64. Benjamin Morawek

    Benjamin Morawek

    15 kun oldin

    “Performbed”? 🍅🍅🍅🍅

  65. Tayet4Buri


    16 kun oldin

    I'm into herbalism and I'm so happy that this popped up in my search for Hildegards recepies. Thank you! 💖

  66. Donavon Ho

    Donavon Ho

    16 kun oldin

    O_O :) more

  67. Sayandeo Kulkarni

    Sayandeo Kulkarni

    16 kun oldin

    Goosebumps and goosebumps each and every second of this. What the hell is this ? 2020 feels like devolution of music , nothing evolving anymore .

  68. Justin Lee Miller

    Justin Lee Miller

    16 kun oldin

    Love it!

  69. Cloudnerd


    17 kun oldin

    Immortality does exist and so does time travel. Thank you for this exquisite experience.



    17 kun oldin

    Did we all fell into the vtuber pit or just me?

  71. Peachy Squad

    Peachy Squad

    17 kun oldin

    I learned abt her in my music class and now am in love with her music

  72. Yoerik


    17 kun oldin

    I get LOTR vibes from this, it sounds just like an Quenya song! Beautiful voice, Hildegard!

  73. Arthur Prince of wales

    Arthur Prince of wales

    17 kun oldin

    Kinda beautiful ngl

  74. E V

    E V

    17 kun oldin

    You must make more

  75. TheQnebra


    18 kun oldin

    Why this sounds to me like finally unused music fragments from Raised by Wolves?

  76. Zenobia Palmyra

    Zenobia Palmyra

    18 kun oldin

    Perfection, exquisite, soul quenching. I have just stumbled upon your amazing voice and I am overjoyed. I feel my soul transported. Madame Bingen would be just as rapturous. Plesse, please, produce a cd....yes, its old school. But your voice and talent need to be on something tangible. Amazing, truly wonderful..❤💖

  77. Md


    18 kun oldin

    Please do Country roads by John Denver!¡!!!¡!!!

  78. Venom0us Whirliped3

    Venom0us Whirliped3

    19 kun oldin

    i have a request, disturbed overburdened, its a metal song but would work amazingly well in this style

  79. Blake Ybarra

    Blake Ybarra

    19 kun oldin

    Can u do comfortably numb by pink floyd next.

  80. ReezeGoingSenseless


    19 kun oldin

    I love the internet so much.

  81. Nicea FL

    Nicea FL

    20 kun oldin

    Your voice heals

  82. Mikey P.

    Mikey P.

    20 kun oldin

    She was a prophet, a mystic, a sinner, and a saint.

  83. the daves i know

    the daves i know

    20 kun oldin


  84. Luzyver Amen Aum

    Luzyver Amen Aum

    20 kun oldin


    • Luzyver Amen Aum

      Luzyver Amen Aum

      19 kun oldin

      might as well loop this one.. I've got no words. feels like home

  85. Beep Beep

    Beep Beep

    20 kun oldin

    God I can’t stop thinking about this

  86. Aubslock


    21 kun oldin

    I’m going to start playing bardcore songs when I enter a tavern at my next dnd session.

  87. Bailey Nandory

    Bailey Nandory

    22 kun oldin

    Your voice is absolutely transcendent and your Latin pronunciation is heavenly. I am SO impressed. Please, please, please make more of these videos!!! Your Bardcore videos are incredible, but this is otherworldly.

  88. just sailing

    just sailing

    22 kun oldin

    Omg, Watermelon sugar in medieval style would be amazing hearing from you 🥰 Just found your channel

  89. Logan Presley

    Logan Presley

    22 kun oldin

    Watching this over a CNN live feed for added drama

  90. Advancering Newholder

    Advancering Newholder

    22 kun oldin

    I found the name of the saints under the "Lesbian Literature" Wikipedia article on the "Early Literature Section". Weird

  91. アス;


    22 kun oldin

    A quién tengo que matar para tener esa voz, amé

  92. Mei Li

    Mei Li

    24 kun oldin

    I know I just commented something, but OMG! I’ve never looked at the channel name before, maybe it’s the studying for too many hours but I find that the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!

  93. Mei Li

    Mei Li

    24 kun oldin

    Ahhhh! The church choir I’m in sang this a couple years back for the O Antiphons service!!! Hildegard is always a win

  94. Ryse Maxwell

    Ryse Maxwell

    24 kun oldin

    Please consider covering "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" by Patty Smyth.

  95. Molly McCall

    Molly McCall

    24 kun oldin

    I really want this on Spotify rn like 🤩 IT’S SO AMAZING

  96. RiteofWriters


    24 kun oldin

    Just lovely. Thank you!

  97. Game On With Family Jam

    Game On With Family Jam

    25 kun oldin

    This helping me keep calm on election night part 2

    • Ramieverse !

      Ramieverse !

      24 kun oldin

      No matter who Wins the election, God the father will still reign supreme, and Jesus is eternally our King ♥

  98. Fenrisaconite


    25 kun oldin

    An amazing cover! I've had a love of her music for quite some time, and she gets little credit for being such an incredibly talented genius, and one of the earliest surviving composers whose works we still know of.

  99. Nick WLS Farmer

    Nick WLS Farmer

    25 kun oldin

    Thank you for using your platform to bring the real OG Hildy to the people.

  100. Dwianputra Kresnadi Purbanegara

    Dwianputra Kresnadi Purbanegara

    26 kun oldin

    Thou shall give me more like this