The O viridissima virga (“O Greenest Branch”) by Hildegard of Bingen

Describe and compare the O viridissima virga (“O Greenest Branch”) by Hildegard of Bingen and the First
Respond from Viderunt Omnes (“All the Ends of the Earth”) by LĂ©onin. Topics could include the historical or
social context of each composition; the composers’ background; and similarities and the use of musical
elements such as sound, instrumentation, melody, rhythm/meter, harmony/tonality, and form. Note similarities
as well as differences.

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