New release “El Grial”

Mediaeval music and literature on the theme of the Holy Grail

This musical presentation by Capella de Ministrers leaps out from its origins in mediaeval myths and literature to give listeners a direct connection with the true meaning of the Grail.

It is a journey encompassing the various musical traditions along the path taken by the Grail through the centuries, from the Holy Land to Brittany, from the Pyrenees to San Juan de la Peña until its ultimate arrival at Valencia Cathedral. From Crusade songs, chants sung in pilgrimage centres, medieaval literature reflected in music, to the emblematic symbolism the Grail acquired with Alfonso the Magnaminous.

Capella de Ministrers has gathered together music and poetry from the Middle Ages by authors and composers such as Chrétien de Troyes, Robert de Boron, Wolfram von Eschembach and Hélinand de Froidmont. The music and poetry is all linked to the subject of the Grail and encourages us to discover its meaning through our own personal quest, based on our knowledge of the past and through the recreation of the music.