GREGORIAN REQUIEM by Gregorian Chant

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Gregorian requiem by gregorian chant

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Condition
Brand New
Duration
Album
Release Year
2006
Country/Region of Manufacture
United States
Artist
Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola
Format
Audio CD
Release Date
September 1, 2006
Number of Discs
1
Category
Religion, Spirituality
Record Label
Gloriae Dei Cantores

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GREGORIAN REQUIEM
by Gregorian Chant

We always knew we wanted to offer a Gregorian chant CD, but which one? We love the deep voices of monks but we also love the soothing melodic voices of nuns. We soon discovered that it’s impossible to find a quality CD featuring both. Then we heard about a very unique choir, The Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola, dedicated to the singing and study of Gregorian chant. While the Requiem Mass is essentially a Catholic Funeral Mass, the chants of the Requiem are some of the most beautiful of all Gregorian chants. Perhaps that is because a mass for the dead is really a celebration of life! Some of the most moving and beautiful Gregorian chants are found in the Requiem Mass, one of the most frequently performed Masses of the Medieval period. It is this mass that forms the centerpiece of Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola's acclaimed recording Gregorian Requiem. Not only are two traditional masses included, but there are antiphons for the vigil prior to the funeral, antiphons changed in the church beforehand, as well as chants sung as the casket leaves the church. Included also is the sequence Dies irae, dies illa, best known for its inclusion in more modern Requiems such as those by Mozart, Verdi and Durufle. Thus, this recording presents a medieval funeral mass, as it would have been chanted in the fourteenth century. Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola brings a wealth of experience to the chants, as they have chanted the offices for thirty years. They are particularly known for their sensitivity to text and phrasing, and have spent many years studying the rhythmic aspects of the chants as reflected in the Laon manuscript, among others. Their recent three-part survey of the life of Jesus through the chant has won the Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola high praise from America and abroad. This re-release follows in this tradition of subtle, elegant interpretations of the chant that are most moving and worshipful. 

Some of the most moving and beautiful Gregorian chants
The Requiem Mass is one of the most frequently performed Masses of the Medieval period. It is this mass that forms the centerpiece of Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola’s acclaimed recording Gregorian Requiem. Not only are two traditional masses included, but there are antiphons for the vigil prior to the funeral, antiphons changed in the church beforehand, as well as chants sung as the casket leaves the church. Included also is the sequence Dies irae, dies illa, best known for its inclusion in more modern Requiems such as those by Mozart, Verdi and Durufle. Thus, this recording presents a medieval funeral mass, as it would have been chanted in the fourteenth century.

Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola brings a wealth of experience to the chants, as they have chanted the offices for thirty years. They are particularly known for their sensitivity to text and phrasing, and have spent many years studying the rhythmic aspects of the chants as reflected in the Laon manuscript, among others. This re-release follows their tradition of subtle, elegant interpretations of Gregorian chant that are most moving and worshipful.

Product Details:
Performer: Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola
Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
Composer: Gregorian Chant
Audio:CD
Released Date: September 1, 2006
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Single, Import
Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores