Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cuando Me Vaya │ Los Chicos de la Escolanía

Los Chicos de la Escolanía, from the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo, is a very special choral group from Spain.  In 1995 they had an international hit with the song "Nirvana".  They also had a very unique sound then that was sort of a cross between Enigma, and Hildegard Von Bingen.  At that time they were known collectively as Elbosco.  Their latest hit is called "Cuando Me Vaya (When I Go)", that was recorded in collaboration with Spanish pop star Jaime Terrón, who is the lead singer of the musical group Melocos.  "Cuando Me Vaya" is so beautiful, so plaintive, so soulful, that I wept when I first heard it.  There is a haunting harmonic tag at the end of the bridge, followed by some spoken words that sends chills up my spine.  This is what great popular music is all about.  In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring Los Chicos de la Escolanía" singing Cuando Me Vaya".  This song, and the CD that it is from, was actually recorded at the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

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