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PLU Wind Ensemble: Musica Ignota

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November 18, 2021

The PLU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of Ingrid Stolzel’s “Musica Ignota” on October 9, 2021. Stolzel traveled to PLU to attend the premiere and work with the PLU wind ensemble and Professor of Music Edwin Powell in advance.

A composition almost 1,000 years in the making, “Musica Ignota” is based on the 11th-century Medieval composer/mystic Hildegard von Bingen. It is profound for many reasons. Hildegard is the first of very few female composers widely studied in music history, composer Ingrid Stolzel is from the same region in Germany, and consortium of 50+ schools was assembled to contribute to this project. The commission was a collaboration between PLU music and Pierce College professor/director Kaitlin Bove.

Please Note: The students, musicians, and campus guest in this video are following PLU safety protocols and State of Washington guidelines COVID safety guidelines.