Gregorian Chant: Sundays in Ordinary Time | Paraclete Recordings GDCDSN18

Gregorian Chant: Sundays in Ordinary Time

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Label: Paraclete Recordings

Cat No: GDCDSN18

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th August 2019

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This release delivers a stirring collection of Gregorian chants, celebrating “Ordinary Time” – the season of the liturgical year between the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord and Lent, and from Pentecost Sunday until the beginning of the Advent season. Ordinary Time is the thread of the liturgical year, commemorating each Sunday with the Resurrection and the Paschal mystery.

Expertly sung by the world-renowned Monastic Choir of Solesmes, France, this Gregorian chant recording enables listeners to participate in a rich experience of the church's liturgical year.

In the late 19th century Pope Leo XIII charged the Abbey of Solesmes with the restoration and preservation of Gregorian Chant according to the original 10th–11th century manuscripts. The care and zeal with which the monks undertook this mission quickly extended the Abbey’s influence beyond Europe. Their goal: that Gregorian Chant be available to all people so they may “pray with the help of beauty” (Pope St Pius X).

Today, the Abbey continues to be a vibrant source of research and liturgical prayer with their library of over 200,000 volumes, and a musical palaeography workshop second only to the Vatican. But above all, Solesmes is a living community of Benedictine monks searching for God and sharing their spirituality, community life, and heritage.

“This recording has remained a touchstone of chant singing…Its elegance, its utter rightness once more becoming evident.” – Fanfare

“Setting the standard for Gregorian performance.” – American Record Guide

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