Barbara Thornton
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.30/img/default_artist_images/pop2.jpg
1950-01-06
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/b03fcd6f-336c-4bc1-b7d4-7e2957782f25
Barbara Thornton

Barbara Thornton Biography (Wikipedia)

Barbara Thornton (January 6, 1950 – November 8, 1998) was an American singer, musicologist, and groundbreaking performer of medieval music.

Thornton, described as “one of the most eminent medieval voices of our time” (Neumann 1998), was born in Summit, New Jersey and educated at Sarah Lawrence College, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 1977, she founded the ensemble Sequentia with Benjamin Bagby in Basel. They moved to Cologne that same year, where they lived and worked together for 21 years (Anderson 1998; Neumann 1998; Zahn 2001).

Sequentia has released many fine recordings, most of them on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Weber 2001). In 1982, the group began to stage Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum, which proved so successful, both in concert and on record, that they undertook to record all of Hildegard’s musical output—a project completed in 1998 for the celebration of the abbess’s 900th birthday (Neumann 1998). The group has also performed music written in the 12th century from the musical centers Santiago de Compostela, Aquitaine, and Notre Dame.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Barbara Thornton Performances & Interviews


Barbara Thornton Tracks

Sort by

Hildegard von Bingen
O virga mediatrix
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br56l.jpg
link
O virga mediatrix
Hildegard von Bingen
O viridissima Virga, Ave
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br56l.jpg
link
O viridissima Virga, Ave
Composer not credited, Sequentia & Barbara Thornton
Instrumental interlude
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.30/img/track_fallback.png
link
Instrumental interlude

Instrumental interlude

Composer
Composer not credited
Ensemble
Last played on
Codex Las Huelgas, Sequentia, Barbara Thornton & Benjamin Bagby
Catholicorum concio
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.30/img/track_fallback.png
link
Catholicorum concio
Master Anselm & Sequentia
Exultet celi curia. Fulget dies
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.30/img/track_fallback.png
link
Exultet celi curia. Fulget dies

Exultet celi curia. Fulget dies

Composer
Master Anselm
Ensemble
Last played on
Hildegard von Bingen
Nunc gaudeant materna
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br56l.jpg
link
Nunc gaudeant materna

Nunc gaudeant materna

Ensemble
Ensemble for medieval music
Last played on
Hildegard von Bingen
O successors fortissimo leonis; Instrumental piece
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br56l.jpg
link
O successors fortissimo leonis; Instrumental piece
Hildegard von Bingen
Alma Redemptoris Mater
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br56l.jpg
link
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Hildegard von Bingen
O viridissima virga, Ave, from Canticles of Ecstasy.
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br56l.jpg
link
O viridissima virga, Ave, from Canticles of Ecstasy.

O viridissima virga, Ave, from Canticles of Ecstasy.

Performer
Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music, Women's Vocal Ensemble
Load more tracks

Back to artist