Hildegard's words are in Latin, and translated I can glimpse a little of her philosophical genius. But for me, I find the magic in her melody. It's a soft stream flowing over rocks and roots, carrying leaves and tiny insects along, sparkling in sunlight, reflecting the sky. There's something so holy, and so, well, feminine about it. It's magic stuff, and if you love music, her work is intoxicating in a way I can't really explain. And to think she composed these melodies more than 800 years ago!