Voices and handbells : Christel Boiron, Hélène Decarpignies, Lucie Jolivet, Brigitte Lesne, Caroline Magalhaes, Catherine SergentBrigitte Lesne / musical direction, conception, psaltery-harp, percussionand optional:
Beatrice Delpierre / shawms, recorders
Pierre Boragno / recorders, bagpipes, pipe and tabor
Vivabiancaluna Biffi / voice, fiddle
Honouring the apostle Jacques and the Virgin Mary, men and women came from all over Europe to Compostela. The Liber Sancti Jacobi (or Codex Calixtinus, copied at 12th century) accompanied the pilgrim’s joy at the end of their journey. This work is a rich repertoire of liturgical chants / songs dedicated to the apostle. On the tracks of those tireless walkers, the singers of Discantus also lead the audience up to Montserrat's monastery – that keeps songs dedicated to the Virgin in the famous Llibre Vermell, so that the pilgrims can " sing and dance devoutly " during their evenings - and suggest pursuing this musical journey on a few centuries: E sus eia!