A little about the Codex Calixtinus

A little about the Codex Calixtinus:

The Codex Calixtinus is an illuminated manuscript compiled by French scholar Aymeric Picaud between 1135 and 1139. The Codex has been held in the archives of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela since 1150, and was intended as an anthology for pilgrims following the “Way of St. James” to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The Codex is a collection of many sermons, reports of miracles, and liturgical texts associated with Saint James and set to early polyphonic music. In a strange twist, the Codex was stolen in July 2011, but was luckily found again on July 4 2012, in the garage of a former employee of the Cathedral.

Cappella Romana will be singing directly from facsimiles of the Codex Calixtinus during the Santiago de Compostela concerts with Marcel Pérès.

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Portland – 8pm, Friday, November 16th, St. Mary’s Cathedral
Seattle – 8pm, Saturday, November 17th, St. James Cathedral