O Virtus Sapientiae

2020

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October 13, 2021

Qobuz.com

'Enargeia' is one of those albums that leaves you in silent wonder long after you've finished the last track…we are amazed by [Snider's] arrangements of Bingen's works, which are perfectly integrated into her own compositions.”

Pierre Lamy
October 8, 2021

Presto Music

“Snider’s arrangement of Bingen’s hymn to divine wisdom O Virtus Sapientiae, in which D’Angelo weaves in and out of the glassy, ethereal textures created by the Kuss Quartet, follows on so organically that it’s hard to believe that the music predates the previous track by a thousand years...Three extracts from Snider’s Homer-inspired song-cycle Penelope also impress, particularly the other-worldly beauty of ‘Nausicaa’ (which finds D’Angelo at her most tonally seductive) and the folkish, appropriately hypnotic ‘The Lotus Eaters’ which brings this bold, imaginative debut album to an unsettling but beguiling close.”

Katherine Cooper