THE MONASTIC CHOIR OF ST PETER'S ABBEY, SOLESMES, FRANCE
2 CD Set
These recordings reflect the unmatched authenticity which characterizes the exquisitely gracious and moving performances of the Monks of Solesmes. Since 1833, this Benedictine monastery on the River Sarthe at the boundary of the Maine and Anjou provinces in western France has established the world standard for the performance of Gregorian chant. The Monks of Solesmes are the winners of numerous prestigious international awards, including:
-Grand Prix du Disque
-Deutsche Schallplatten Prize
-Edison Preis, Commissioned by Pope Pius X to research the role of chant in liturgy, and to edit those books on the subject which it had not already done for the Church.
Solesmes enjoys an enviable reputation. Its work in liturgical reform and in the current revival of Gregorian chant have been likened to that of the legendary monastery of Cluny, in the Middle Ages.
Some melodies included in this glorious compilation are:
The Mass of the Angels
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Chants to Our Lady (including Salve Regina, Sub tuum praesidium, Ave Maria and more)
Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter songs, the hour of Compline and more!
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