PASSAGE BEYOND THE SEAS: SONGS OF THE CRUSADES
PASSAGE BEYOND THE SEAS: SONGS OF THE CRUSADES Enea Sorini (voice, psaltery, naqqara, tambourine) AND Peppe Frana (oud, citole) Musical witnesses for the Crusades have come down to us from at least two generations of troubadours and trouvères who dedicated a part of their poetic production to describing the momentous experience of ‘armed pilgrimage’; indeed, some of them personally took up the cross, thereby delivering a partial but nevertheless precious glimpse into the significance of this historical phenomenon and its enormous social, military and anthropological repercussions. The repertoire presented in this programme offers an overview of the main motifs that one typically encounters in Crusade songs.: military exhortations and praise for the leaders of Christendom, but also torment for leaving behind one’s country and loved ones. Followed by our Zoom Festival Club conversation with the musicians.
|Event Date||22-05-2021 8:00 pm|
|Event End Date||07-06-2021 11:55 pm|
|Cut off date||07-06-2021 11:55 pm|