Playing time: 71' 45"
Performers: Roberta Cristoni, director; Rosa Gimorri, Lucia Marchi, Lucia Lolli, Lucia Poli, sopranos; M. Rosa Tampieri, Michela Guidoboni, Sonia Pellicioni, Serena Petri, contraltos; Paolo Tampieri, Lorenzo Labanti, Lorenzo Scuda, tenors; Andrea Guidanti, Andrea Tampieri, Andrea Contro, basses; Dante Bernardi (bombarda soprano, bombarda contralto, flauto dolce); Gino Peccagnella (bariton, reciting voice, bendir, darabukka); Lorenzo Scuda (tenor, saz, ud); Fabio Tricomi (vielle, flauto da tamburo, darabukka, zarb)
Recording site and date: Church of Santa Maria Assunta di Castelluccio, Porretta Terma (Bologna), March and May, 1997
Comments: Like several other recordings of late, this collection deals with the cult of the apostle Saint James (Sant' Iago) and particularly with the pilgrimages often made to Compostela, the site of his remains, in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Ensemble Weltgesang's release stands out among the recordings (all inspired by the influential work of Thomas Binkley during the 1970s) by its rich, large sound produced by a mixed chorus of fifteen singers with occasional accompaniment.
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