In the Mode: May 5, 2013
This week on In The Mode, host Kristina Herrick features music from Llibre Vermell, the Red Book of Montserrat. This was music written for a very specific reason. The monastery at Monserrat had nowhere for the travelers to stay so they slept in the church itself. Not wanting to risk turning their church into a place where vulgar songs might be sung, the monks there wrote music that combined both the sound and feel of popular medieval Spanish music with the lessons of the church, really interesting music, Kristina Herrick hosts.