The Holy Grail has occupied a central place in Western life. It was believed by many to have been used by Christ at the Last Supper, and in the middle ages writers saw the Grail as a dish, or a chalice, or a precious stone. Songs and instrumental music celebrated its mystical power and were composed by some of the greatest troubadours, mystics and singer-poets of the age: Chrétien de Troyes, Walther von der Vogelweide, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Hildegard of Bingen. This album uniquely focuses on the common threads between Grail literature and music.
"Anyone who is interested in Medieval vocal music will find this disc fascinating... Decidedly recommeded..."
J F Weber - Fanfare - January 2015