In a Nazi concentration camp, an escapee awaiting execution is spared when the commandant, a former prize-fighter, discovers the prisoner has amateur boxing ability. Ordered to train, he gradually sharpens his skills.
Santiago de Compostela was a pilgrimage site where the liturgy was accompanied by an exceptionally rich musical culture. A significant part of western polyphonic tradition was developed there. An important witness to this is the ‘Codex Calixtinus’. The manuscript volume is named for Pope Calixtus II, who had been abbot of the famous Abbey of Cluny before becoming pope in 1119. The manuscript contains Gregorian chant and polyphony in honour of the Apostle James.