The enormous influence of the figure of St. James contributed to a phenomenon known as the "cult of St. James." Legends of miraculous healings and blessings attributed to the power of St. James began to spread. The faithful Christians of Europe, seeking to magnify their piety and devotion, began making pilgrimages to the site which had been designated as his final burial place, a small town in northwestern Spain called Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela
The 12th century marks the beginning of the style called Aquitanian organum, or "florid" organum. In contrast to the note-against-note style of the 11th century, the organal voice is allowed to sing up to five or six notes to one note in the chant melody. Cadences are still found at perfect consonances, such as unisons, octaves, fifths, and sometimes fourths.