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Northwards to Catalunya finds French interpreters La Camera delle Lacrime exploring Catalan/Occitan identity in a live recording from Sinfonia en Périgord. Le Livre Vermeil de Montserrat makes a clever juxtaposition of Sybilline chant with pilgrim songs from the Llibre Vermell. The popular 17th-century lament Els segadors, while anachronistic in this context, may be straining at a political point as, by the time you read this, Catalunya will have had an independence referendum. The arrangements are overworked and the Jeune Chœur de Dordogne simply too innocent for this material.

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