Escolanía de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos. Laurentino Sáenz, plain chant direction, and Carlos Mª Labarta, poliphony direction
Processional chant “Salve festa dies”. Mode IV and Antiphon "Ave Maria". Mode VIII; Response “Judas mercator” by Tomás Luis de Victoria
For centuries, children’s choirs formed part of the daily activity in Spanish churches. The works in this concert reflect the two spheres in which they took part: plainchant and polyphony (with a response by the great Victoria). In both repertories the crystalline sound of the children’s choir gives the music a unique touch.