Girando per internet ho scoperto che Loreena Mckennitt, autrice di musica celtiche che ogni tanto ascolto per rilassarmi, ha composto una melodia proprio per Santiago de Compostela.
Da qui ho anche letto che la Galizia è simile alle regioni celtiche e che la musica ha subito influenze di quella popolazione del nord.
Questo il video musicale e sotto una spigazione di è come Loreena ha scoperto questo angolo di "paradiso"
January, 1992 – Just performed in Santiago de Compostella in the Galician area of Spain…misty and lush as we arrived from more arid areas of the country; clearly Celtic territory in the language and music, and a place I must visit again soon…We arrived a day early; band et al went for a wonderful Sunday lunch and then wandered over to the cathedral to observe the wonderful faces on the Portico.
May, 1992 – Santiago de Compostella (St. James in the Field of Stars)…had occasion to return to Galicia and Santiago sooner than I'd thought…I learned the story behind the city. Supposedly the remains of St. James arrived mysteriously in the village of Padron (which we visited…lovely line of trees along the waterway leading to the place where the relics were found) and interred here in Santiago…I picked up a CD collection of music emanating from the pilgrimage route to Santiago, as well as a CD by Spanish group Els Trobadors…wonderful feeling to this music.
May, 1993 – Now studying liner notes, books and pieces of music, putting together a clearer picture of Santiago in the years 900 to 1500 when it rivalled Jerusalem and Rome as a pilgrimage destination, playing host to a motley tide of humanity pursuing both religious and more earthy goals. It was also the site of unprecedented cross-cultural fertilization between the Christian, Jewish and Moorish communities. When I heard this piece, I was struck by its Semitic tone, and realised that, even in the area of music, the three communities were influencing each other.