Crosswork – parla11001
Crosswork is a natural continuation of the first Via Artis Konsort CD project Via Stellae [parla08001], a critically acclaimed album which pretended to bring the listener on a musical journey along the ancient European pilgrimage roads.
Crosswork continues the pilgrim tracking by following musical trails from different world cultures which in Medieval times left a great influence on European music. This way the album Crosswork presents music, mostly inedited, from sources found in areas as diverse as Scandinavia, The Osmanic Empire, Spain and the Celtic region in the British Isles.
If that sounds as “musical blending” to you, or a kind of “early world music”, you’re definitely not mistaken. The term World Music may be coined in recent times, but the concept of borrowing musical inspiration from other cultures is far from modern. The ensemble Via Artis Konsort therefore makes use of a musical practice which has been around since Medieval times, and probably even further back.

The CD contains 15 uniquely arranged tracks from the later Medieval period, the majority of which are not found on any other recordings.

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Listen to the Danish Medieval ballad “Sang til Jomfru Maria”

If you don’t find the Crosswork CD at your local record store, you can order the CD directly from PARLA son, the recording label.
Price: €16 plus shipping €3 ( ships within 1-2 business days )
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Crosswork frontcover

PARLA conctact:

The album is also available as a
digital download at PARLA son

The Crosswork album contains the following tracks:
  – Missus Gabriel de Celis – Danish, XIII cent., Andreas Sunesön
  – Gaude Maria – French, X cent., Anonymous
  – Sang til Jomfru Maria – Danish XIV cent., Peder Reff Lille
  – Taksim pipe, Poul Udbye Pock-Steen
  – Den signade dag, Swedish, Medieval trad./Poul Udbye Pock-Steen
  – Taksim rubab, Efrén López
  – Nu alrest, German, XIII cent., Walter von de Vogelweide
  – Estampitte Irrealis, Bohemian sources/Poul Udbye Pock-Steen
  – Taksim organetto, Swedish, traditional/Poul Udbye Pock-Steen
  – Du livsens bröd, Swedish, traditional/Poul Udbye Pock-Steen
  – Intermezzo, Poul Udbye Pock-Steen
  – Benedicamus trope, Spanish, XII cent., Codex Calixtinus
  – Den lyse dag, Danish, Medieval trad./Poul Udbye Pock-Steen
    + two bonus tracks:
  – Taksim pandero, Miriam Encinas Laffitte
  – Sangilio, French/Italian, XIV cent., Codex Faenza