Photos: Tony Esparís


This instrument is made from the information obtained from two harps  carved in the Portico of Glory of the Catedral of Santiago.

The strings are nineteen, made of gut, and the lowest note is G.

The body has not any holes, and is carved from a solid piece of wood.

After the Portico of Glory, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (S. XII)

Made by Francisco Luengo

To know more about it read the following publications:

"El Pórtico de la Gloria, Música, Arte y Pensamiento", 1988 published by Cuadernos de Música en Compostela,

"Los Instrumentos del Pórtico de la Gloria", 1993 published by Fundación Barrié de la Maza,

“Instruments à cordes du Moyen Age”, 1999 CERIMM, Fondation Royaumont, published by Créaphis,

“Instrumentos de Corda Medievais”, Lugo 2000 published by Deputación Provincial de Lugo

Cantiga de Santa María

Performer: M. Vilas

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