For many years now, Strada has been exploring Mediterranean music which continues to draw from medieval tradition. Strada’s rendition of the few scores that have been handed down to us from the Middle [...]
They spoke about it
Colinda – Noëls de Provence
From the dawn of time, the winter solstice has been a time to celebrate the return of light. Strada brings together beautiful musical traditions related to this event from all corners of Europe.
This program, entirely sung in Occitan, is based on a 17th century manuscript kept at Avignon Cathedral in Provence, the Noëls de Notre-Dame des Doms, as well as some noels by Nicolas Saboly (1614-1675).
This recording brings together Strada and Occitan musical virtuoso Miquèu Montanaro. Clear and resounding, the
voices sing here in polyphony, carrying
us to a Mediterraneen land.
Colinda is the name given to the sung Christmas celebrations in Romania. It comes from the Latin calends, which designates Roman solar worship festivities.