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"Pilgrimage to Compostella"

7 mixed voices with instruments
Viol, harp, flute, medieval hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe, percussions. 

The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela has always been linked to chance meetings and exchanges made fruitful by enthusiasm and fervour, a source of inspiration and artistic creation.

As a musical travel, the programme epitomizes the music repertoires that pilgrims came across on the way to Santiago de Compostela and traded when they arrived in Spain. From the 12th to the 14th century, Iberian manuscripts bear witness to the contribution of all European schools. They offer a comprehensive panorama of the different types of music of that era when deep devotion gave birth to a kind of music both poetic and brimming with energy: songs in praise of Saint James the apostle, sacred monodies and polyphonies, clerical dances, cantigas de Santa Maria…