Yesterday started the feast for San Nicola at Bari, a translation of his reliquaries. Merchants who stole the bones from Bishop Nicholas' grave at Myra, arrived the 9 May 1087 at the port of Bari.

If you are interested in this story, you are welcome to have a look on my contribution for Thessaloniki:

Gerlach, O., 2013. Crossroads of Latin and Greek Christians in Norman Italy Traditions in Southern Italy – Byzantine Italy and Reciprocal Influences between Greek and Latin Chant (11th-13th Century). In E. Nikita-Sampson etc. (ed.). Crossroads | Greece as an Intercultural Pole of Musical Thought and Creativity. Proceedings of the International Musicological Conference (Thessaloniki, June 6-10 2011). Thessaloniki: School of Music Studies, Aristotle University, 375–402.

1271816386?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024Il Re Federico Secondo ci ha lasciato un trattato come fare la caccia con i falconi

1271817956?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024I timpanisti di Bari

1271819124?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024The black veiled women of Canosa celebrating the procession of Holy Saturday (Photo: Renata Oggero)

If you would like to listen to the field recordings, which I made in Bari and during the Easter season at Canosa, Conversano and Molfetta, please follow the broadcasting at Concertzender:


Maessen, G., 2013. Oosterse Liturgieën 21 - Sint Nicolaas en de processies rond Bari. Bonum est. Available at:

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