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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} {{#invoke:Album ratings|main}} A Feather on the Breath of God is an award-winning album of sacred vocal music written in the 12th century by the German abbess Hildegard of Bingen, and recorded by the English soprano Emma Kirkby and Gothic Voices. It was released by the Hyperion Records label in April 1985.<ref name=hyperionsite>http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66039&vw=dc. Retrieved 11 June 2014.</ref>

It is an album of early medieval plainchant, the title of which is taken from a passage in Hildegard’s writings that is her own description of herself:

Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I '"A feather on the breath of God."<ref>A Feather on the Breath of God CD booklet, p. 2.</ref>

The album received the Early-Medieval Gramophone Award for 1982–1983 and the maximum rating of five stars from AllMusic.<ref name="AM" />

It was recorded in St. Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, on 14 September 1981.<ref name=hyperionsite/><ref>A Feather on the Breath of God CD back cover.</ref> The music and Latin texts are from a contemporary medieval manuscript (Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek M52) edited by Dr. Christopher Page, who also directed the recorded performance itself.<ref name=hyperionsite/><ref>A Feather on the Breath of God CD booklet, p. 5.</ref>


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} {{#invoke:Album ratings|main}} A Feather on the Breath of God is an award-winning album of sacred vocal music written in the 12th century by the German abbess Hildegard of Bingen, and recorded by the English soprano Emma Kirkby and Gothic Voices. It was released by the Hyperion Records label in April 1985.<ref name=hyperionsite>http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66039&vw=dc. Retrieved 11 June 2014.</ref>

It is an album of early medieval plainchant, the title of which is taken from a passage in Hildegard’s writings that is her own description of herself:

Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I '"A feather on the breath of God."<ref>A Feather on the Breath of God CD booklet, p. 2.</ref>

The album received the Early-Medieval Gramophone Award for 1982–1983 and the maximum rating of five stars from AllMusic.<ref name="AM" />

It was recorded in St. Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, on 14 September 1981.<ref name=hyperionsite/><ref>A Feather on the Breath of God CD back cover.</ref> The music and Latin texts are from a contemporary medieval manuscript (Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek M52) edited by Dr. Christopher Page, who also directed the recorded performance itself.<ref name=hyperionsite/><ref>A Feather on the Breath of God CD booklet, p. 5.</ref>


A Feather on the Breath of God sections
Intro  Track listing  Personnel  References  

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