At the beginning of the 13th century, Francis of Assisi knelt beneath the Mediterranean firmament to sing his praises to God. Barbora Kabátková has compiled a programme that takes us to the space between heaven and earth. Along with two Italian virtuosi on the nyckelharpa, she presents a selection of unique hymns or laude: monodic religious songs from the famous Laudario di Cortona manuscript. The nyckelharpa was a favourite instrument among travelling bards whose songs St Francis admired. “Effortless, powerful and crystal clear”, De Standaard commented on the Tiburtina singers, all of whom are consummate specialists in mediaeval music.