Pilgrimage To Santiago / Gardiner, Et Al
Label: SOLI DEO GLORIA
"In 2004, its fortieth anniversary year, the Monteverdi Choir under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner undertook a pilgrimage in song through France and Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, performing in the great abbeys and cathedrals along the way. The choir's pilgrimage programmes focuessed on the sacred polyphony of the Iberian peninsula during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, these works being set in a broaders European context through the inclusion of pieces by composers who worked outside Spain and Portugal, but whose music was probably known there. This recording, the second of two made on the choir's return to London, offers a chance to share their experience of living outside the music along El camino de Santiago."