THE ASSUMPTION - GREGORIAN CHANT
by Monastic Choir
of the Abbey Notre Dame de Fontgombault
When attending a liturgical Office in the beautiful Abbey of Notre Dame de Fontgombault, one is easily penetrated with the prayerful atmosphere diffused by the chant of the monks. This famous recording of those very monks displays the atmosphere of peace and praise of the historical abbey church located near Bourges, France. The chants, recorded one after another as in an Office, are accompanied by the organ whose echo reminds us that we are really inside a church. A Catholic Benedictine monastery of the Solesmes Congregation, they have preserved the ancient Latin monastic liturgy with Gregorian chant. Simplicity, respect, peaceful devotion: everything in this albums leads to divine praise.
Organ: Plein jeu and Fugue, from the “Livre d’orgue”
Introit “Signum Magnum”
Gradual "Audi Filia"
Alleluia “Assumpta est Maria”
Communion “Beatam me dicent"
Deus in adjutorium
Assumpta est Maria
Maria Virgo Assumpta est
Hymn “Ave Maris Stella"
Verse “Exaltata est”
Antiphon and Magnificat
Antiphon "Salve Regina"
Recessional: Organ Suite of Faux-Bourdons in Dialogue
Ringing of the Bells for the Angelus
About the Author:
Matthew is a Third Order Dominican living in Chicago, Illinois. Matthew's personal interests include seeking a preservation of traditional Catholicism as practiced before the Second Vatican Council. He exclusively attends the Traditional Latin Mass. Matthew is the author of several books including "How to Create a Catholic Blog," "Understanding the Precepts of the Church," and "Eschatology: The Catholic Study of the Four Last Things." He spends his leisure time traveling, teaching, writing, and enjoying culture.