The album “Chartres, the Path of the Soul” by Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe, with the Catherine Braslavsky Ensemble

Le Chemin de l'Ame (The Path of the Soul)
Songs from the times of the Cathedral’s construction, improvisations (oud and cello) and compositions.

By the Catherine Braslavsky Ensemble
Catherine Braslavsky, solo voice, compositions, doulcimer, tanbura
Blandine Lambert, voice
Nadine Ouannoughi, voice
Joseph Rowe, percussions, oud, Tibetan bowls
Thierry Renard, cello and voice
Recorded at the Labyrinth, where the cathedral acoustic is at its most superb : a reverberation which is soft, deep, and clear. For over a decade, The Catherine Braslavsky Ensemble has accompanied pilgrims from Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), led and inspired by Lauren Artress, to discover this unique site. A Priest at Grace Cathedral, Lauren Artress was instrumental in convincing the Diocese to re-open the labyrinth. Her work also inspired the creation of hundreds of other copies of the Chartres, as described in her book, " Walking a sacred path “. We are happy and honoured to have been a part of this adventure.

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  1. Stella Splendens 2:43
  2. Je te prie de coeur** 4:40
  3. Abwoon* 3:08
4. Recordare 1:54
Imperayritz 2:04
O Virgo splendens 2:48
From Where do You Come?* 2:44
Grand Kyrie* 4:42
Kaddosh/Sanctus* 3:17
Night in the Cathedral^^ 5:31
Magnum Nomen 1:49
Uterus hodie 3:14
Quant voi la flor novele** 4:41
Tristan^ 3:58
Sana Nos* 3:57
Rosa das Rosas** 4:59
Mariam Matrem Virginem 4:35
Verbum Bonum 3:04
Petit Kyrie  0:57    

* composition by Catherine Braslavsky
** arrangement by
Catherine Braslavsky
^ arrangement by
Joseph Rowe
^^ arrangement by Thierry Renard

Gregorian Chants: 4, 19
Llibre Vermell of Montserrat: 1, 5, 6, 17
Cantigas de Santa Maria by Alfonso el Sabio: 16
French troubadours: 2, 13
Other sacred medieval songs : 11, 12, 18, 19