Sur le chemin de Compostelle

Sur le chemin de Compostelle - On the way to Santiago de Compostella
La Galice, ancienne terre celte - Through Galicia, ancient Celtic Land
La Camerata de Paris
Musidisc 291 822

Contents:

    Anon.:
  1. O ciego andante
  2. Muineira de Poyo
    Cantar de ciego
    Ribeirana
  3. A vida
    Ciego del barrio
  4. Conde Alario
    Romance de ciego
    Alborada
  5. Muineira de Pontevedra
    Canta tu cristiana
    Diana de pito y tambores de la Virgén blanca
  6. Durme, durme
    marcha de procesione
  7. El alma
  8. Pasacalle marcha
    La Virgén de Cavadonga
  9. Paso doble de los gigantes
    Ribeirana de Pontevedra
  10. Alalà I
    Alalà II
    Alalà III
  11. Danza de los palillos
  12. Gerineldo
    O conde preso
    Dona Eusenda
    Zanfona
  13. Canto procesional
    Benedicamus Domino
    Canto de Ultreia
    Chouteira

  14. Alfonso le Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  15. Cantiga 2: Muito devemos
    Cantiga 58: De muitas guisas (instr.)
    Cantiga 54: Toda saude (instr.)
    Cantiga 60: Entre ave eva
  16. Cantiga 86: Acorrer (instr.)
    Cantiga (?): A madre (instr.)
  17. Cantiga 139: Maravillosos
    Cantiga (95 ?): Quen as (instr.)
  18. Cantiga (340 ?): Virgén Gloriosa (instr.)
    Cantiga 77: Da que Deus

Playing time: 55' 11"

Recording place and date: Studio DIP [1997 or prior]

Performers: La Camerata de Paris [Elena Polonska (celtic harp, gothic harp, arpa doblada, kilkoy clarsàch, percussions), John Mc Lean (recorder, transverse flute, cristal flute, guimbard, psalterium, crumhorn, gaïta, bombard, pito, percussions), Isabelle Quellier (viola da gamba, dessus de viole, vièle; rebec, recorder, percussions), Radmila (voice, guitar).

Other recordings by Ensemble La Camerata de Paris:

Candide QCE 31083 or FSM 53016 [LP-stereo quad]
Turnabout 115 459 [CD]

The Medieval Harp - Harp Music from the Middle Ages
Elena Polonska & La Camerata

Comments: Information from owned recording. Although that Musidisc is a french label with an history of very average quality recordings, that the booklet is minimal and less than informative, that the picture on the booklet is unattractive, Radmila is a real surprise; the voice is beautiful and the instrumental interpretation is highly satisfactory. All that makes me recommend that CD for a very pleasing 55' of listening.

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Pierre-F. Roberge