This program honors the well-known collection of Santa Maria cantigas, that tells legends and miracles of the Virgin. We will also hear Marian songs by Guiraut Riquier and Folquet de Lunel (who remained for a long time at the court of Alfonso “the Wise”), Marian antiphons (Gregorian chant) and sacred polyphonies from the manuscript of Las Huelgas.
Ensemble DiscantusVivabiancaluna Biffi / voice, fiddle, handbells
Christel Boiron / voice, handbells
Hélène Decarpignies / voice, handbells
Lucie Jolivet / voice, handbells
Brigitte Lesne / voice, psaltery-harp, medieval hurdy-gurdy, percussion, handbells
Caroline Magalhaes / voice, handbells
Catherine Sergent / voice, psaltery, handbellsBrigitte Lesne / musical direction, conception, transcriptions and arrangements