Arrels – which means “roots” in Valenciano – is a collection of mediaeval songs and poems set to music, each exploring different aspects of the Valencian musical tradition, selected by Carles Magraner and performed by him and his group of musicians, Capella de Ministrers. These include threshing ballads, lullabies, hymns and other popular songs and dances from the region.
Translation into English of the commentary and lyrics by Kathryn Phillips-Miles and Simon Deefholts.
A sample of the music is available here.
The full CD is available to purchase here.