The medieval repertoires which appear in these programs (Cantigas de Santa María and Rondelli of the Notre-Dame School of Paris, both from the 13thc. as well as extracts of some liturgical dramas from the same period) were chosen for their rhythmic, melodic, thematic and formal similarities with the Spanish traditional music.
The traditional repertoire featured in these programs is anchored in the pagan rituals prior to the christianization of the Iberian Peninsula: songs for processions , blessing of harvest, but also lullabies and love songs.
When both repertoires are combined, the line between old and new melodies disappears, and a new line of continuity connecting the modern and the Middle Ages emerges.
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