A friend and I found an awesome album of St. Hildegard von Bingen's compositions at a Half Price Books the other day. Being the sacred music majors that we are, we were spazzing out while listening to it in the car on the way home. Holy smokes, Papa Benny, October '12 can't come soon enough for me!! Not only was this woman a Benedictine nun, philosopher, prophetess, scientist, and healer; she was a musical genius.
Seriously though: when movie soundtracks these days want to sound mystical and mysterious and awesome, they sound like Hildegard.
Now take a moment from whatever you're doing to close your eyes and just listen:
St. Hildegard, pray for us sacred musicians, and for us all!