Silk and Spice

Early instrumental music inspired by the Silk Road. Cantigas takes us on a musical journey through mediæval Europe, Asia and the Middle East, where the meeting of diverse cultures resulted in an interaction and exchange of musical ideas.

Features dances from the middle ages, monophonic Hebrew melodies and Spanish monophonic songs played on percussion, recorder and mediæval string instruments.



Cantigas recreate the music of the Middle Ages with authentic compositions which use techniques of mediaeval performance practice such as countermelodies, drones, rhythm parts and creative improvisation.

Press quote

“... there is a sheer joy to the music making ... the playing is first rate.”

— Andrew Ford, ABC 24 Hours

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Track Listing

  1. Istanpitta Ghaetta
  2. Latin Kingdoms
  3. Stella Splendens (Anonymous)
  4. Los set goyts (Anonymous)
  5. Cantiga 50
  6. Ecco la Primavera Francesco Landini
  7. Tels rit au main qui au soir pleure Guillaume de Machaut
  8. Saladin
  9. Crusader's Lament
  10. A mon dan soy esforsieus Guiraut Riquier
  11. The Silk Road
  12. Istanpitta Belicha



Where to buy

Silk and Spice can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’ and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Martin Wright
Move Records Studio
Release date
© 1993 Move Records
℗ 1993 Move Records
Classical, Early music
Catalogue number
MD 3137
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574313727