Ein biblischer Tiergartenshare on facebook The animals of the Bible in the music of the Middle Ages
Music from the 12th and 13th century, from sources out of the nunnery Santa María de Las Huelgas (Burgos), from the treasury of the greatest troubadours, Thibaud de Champagne, King from Navarra, and from the Cantigas de Santa María by King Alfons X., the Wise
They were ubiquitous in the Middle Ages: Biblical animals. They are up to mischief and ever-present on capitals, in mural paintings and in book illustrations. With their pets and farm animals, large monasteries are true “bestiaries”. This is why the Rein Abbey is the perfect location for the latest historical musical panorama by Jordi Savall: a walk through the biblical zoo of the Middle Ages, fed from the sources of the grand codices in Spain and France.