Episode #3496

El Camino - a Musical Pilgrimage

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Friday, August 02, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music inspired by El Camino, the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, thought to be the final resting place of the Saint James. There’s music from the late Canadian violinist Oliver Schroer, who took the journey to “Finis Terra” (the end of the earth) on foot. He wrote pieces about it and took field recordings. 


Also, hear music by the English composer Joby Talbot from his work “Path of Miracles.”  He drove the route, but he had his 3-year old son with him.  Those works, and music from Spanish musician Luis Paniagua and the Biarritz-based male chorus Oldarra.

PROGRAM #3496 – El Camino - a musical pilgrimage (First aired on 8/2/2013)                 





Oliver Schroer


Camino Overture [2:14]

Linus Entertainment
Available at

Luis Paniagua

Planeo - Sobre El Camino de Santiago

Revelación [6:10]

Oliver Schroer


Ultreia [3:43]

See above.

The Rose Ensemble

The Road to Compostela

Exultet celi curia [5:20]

Rose Records - #4

Oliver Schroer


The Garden Of Birds and Flowers [4:32]

See above.

Renaissance Players | Winsome Evans

Of Numbers and Miracles: Selected Cantigas de Santa Maria

Cantiga 77: Da que Deus Mamou [4:17]

Celestial Harmonies 13091

Oliver Schroer


In Memory of Friends Past [4:47]

See above.


Santiago de Compostela: Melodies du Silence

Santiago [2:04]

Agorila (2009)
Available at iTunes or

Oliver Schroer


Streetsounds [1:04]

See above.

Joby Talbot / Tenebrae

Path of Miracles

Santiago, excerpt [10:36]

Signum Classics #078

Comments [1]

gina ballinger from graz, austia

between New Blues and El Camino : ) what a rich music weekend. thank you!

Aug. 04 2013 03:44 AM

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