Feasts of Our Lady: Gregorian Chant (CD-Audio)

Feasts of Our Lady: Gregorian Chant By The Monastic Choir of St. Peter's Abbey of Solesmes (By (artist)) Cover Image
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Two Masses of Our Lady plus the four Antiphons to the Holy Virgin in both Solemn and Simple tones celebrate the humble maiden whom all generations call Blessed.

     Track 1-Introit     Salve
     Track 2-Gradual     Benedicta
     Track 3-Alleluia     Virga Jesse
     Track 4-Sequence     Ave Maria
     Track 5-Offertory     Beata Es
     Track 6-Communion     Beata Viscera
     Track 7-Antiphon     Alma
     Track 8-Antiphon     Regina Caeli
     Track 9-Antiphon     Ave Regina Caelorum
     Track 10-Antiphon     Salve Regina
     Track 11-Introit     Vultum Tuum
     Track 12-Kyrie IX
     Track 13-Gloria IX
     Track 14-Gradual
     Track 15-Alleluia     Ave Maria
     Track 16-Offertory     Recordare
     Track 17-Communion     Diffusa Est
     Track 18-Antiphon      Salve Regina
     Track 19-Antiphon     Ave Regina Caelorum
     Track 21-Antiphon     Regina Caeli

About the Author

Since the re-founding of the Abbey of St. Peter of Solesmes in 1833 under Dom Prosper Gueranger, this Benedictine monastery on the River Sarthe in western France has set the world standard both for the performance of Gregorian chant and the authenticity of the music itself. Commissioned by Pope Pius X to research the role of chant in liturgy and to edit books on chant that reflect this research, Solesmes enjoys an enviable reputation. Its work in liturgical reform and in the current revival of Gregorian chant has been likened to that of the great abbey of Cluny in the Middle Ages. These recordings incorporate new understandings of ancient manuscripts and represent a distillation of nearly 200 years of scholarship in the chant: musical paleography, semiology, and modality. The groundbreaking work by the monks of Solesmes has contributed to today’s resurgence of interest in Gregorian chant as the foundation of Western music.

Praise For…

“the most famous and ‘authentic’ recordings of Gregorian chant for generations have been those made by the Solesmes monks.”   —The Boston Globe

“The music is utterly magnificent and the singing of this great choir is thrilling beyond words…it’s better to starve to this music than to live without it.”   —Classic CD

“Supremely ethereal.”  —USA Today

“Solesmes sets the standard for Gregorian chant performance.”  —American Record Guide

Product Details
ISBN: 9781557251060
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 1985
Language: English