Easter: Gregorian Chant (CD-Audio)

Easter: Gregorian Chant By The Monastic Choir of St. Peter's Abbey of Solesmes (By (artist)) Cover Image

Easter: Gregorian Chant (CD-Audio)


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Introits, Graduals, Alleluias, Sequences, Offertories, Communions, and Hymns from Easter Mass, and the Mass for the First Sunday after Easter.

Mass for Easter Sunday
     Track 1-The bells of Solesmes
     Track 2-Introit     Resurrexi
     Track 3-Gradual     Haec Dies
     Track 4-Alleluia     Pascha Nostrum
     Track 5-Sequence     Victimae Paschali
     Track 6-Offertory     Terra
     Track 7-Communion     Pascha Nostrum
     Track 8-Sequence     Salva Dies
Mass for the First Sunday After Easter
     Track 9-Introit     Quasi Modo
     Track 10-Alleluia     In Die
     Track 11-Alleluia     Post Dies
     Track 12-Offertory     Angelus
     Track 13-Communion     Mitte
     Track 14-Hymn     Ad Coenam
     Track 15-Rhythm     Exsultemus
     Track 16-Hymn     Salva Festa Dies   
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781557251022
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 1985
Language: English

“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

Paraclete Press offers a superb list of outstanding Christian music which is magnificently performed by the monks of Solesmes. Each of these highly recommended exceptional recordings is flawlessly produced and showcases centuries of devotions, chants, celebrations, and the glorification of God.
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