Chant: The Anniversary Edition

Chant: The Anniversary Edition

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by Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos
     
 

These two CDs were first released in 1994 and '95 and caused an improbable international sensation. Of course, Gregorian chant had been widely available on disc before then; in fact, these recordings were originally made in the 1970s and early '80s. But, seemingly overnight, millions of listeners discovered that the austere, long-breathed melodies of medieval chant… See more details below

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These two CDs were first released in 1994 and '95 and caused an improbable international sensation. Of course, Gregorian chant had been widely available on disc before then; in fact, these recordings were originally made in the 1970s and early '80s. But, seemingly overnight, millions of listeners discovered that the austere, long-breathed melodies of medieval chant spoke to them. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Chant, EMI has issued the volume together with its sequel, Chant II, in a space-saving package and with a note by Bradley Bambarger, who puts the recordings' success in a broader cultural context. As for the music, it sounds as beautiful and timeless as ever. Sung by the Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos in their monastery in Spain, the atmosphere of spiritual calm is transporting -- a potent antidote to the jagged noise and hectic pace that are part of modern living.

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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Chant: The Anniversary Edition comes at a time when copies of the original EMI Chant are starting to pop up in thrift stores. Readers may recall the "chant craze" of the mid-'90s, where a disc of 20-year-old recordings of Gregorian chant proved a marketing bonanza, moving seven million units in the process. Apparently EMI thinks people wax nostalgic about such things, as even though there have already been Chant, Chant II, Chant Noel, Chant III, and Chant: The Trilogy, now there is Chant: The Anniversary Edition. This is not to say that there is anything wrong with these recordings -- they are all by the dependable Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey Monks' Choir, a Spanish chorus that can trace its origins back to the 1880s. No two Latin chant choirs sound quite the same, and the Silos Monks' choir is earthy, spontaneous, and somewhat heterodox toward the liturgy, making it at least distinctive in comparison to more typical kinds of Abbey choirs. This 2-for-1 offering includes almost all the original Chant disc, filled out with selections from Chant II and Chant Noel in recordings made by the Spanish label Hispavox between 1973 and 1982. Earlier selections are led by Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta and later ones by Francisco Lara. Listeners will not be able to tell the difference between the two leaders just through listening, and perhaps EMI likewise is betting you will not be able to tell the difference between this "Chant" and the previous offerings. If you missed it the first time, however, Chant: The Anniversary Edition is a good way to figure out what the hype in 1994 was about.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
0724356294325
catalogNumber:
62943

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Tracks

  1. Alleluia, beatus vir qui suffert, in mode 1  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  2. Mandatum novum do vobis, antiphon & Psalm 132 in Mode 3  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  3. Media vita in morte sumus, responsory in mode 4  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  4. Laetatus sum, gradual in mode 7  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  5. Veni Creator, hymn (Mode VII)  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  6. Genuit puerpera regen, antiphon & Psalm 99 (Mode II)  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  7. Kyrie fons bonitatis, trope in mode 3  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  8. Nos autem, introit  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  9. Super flumina Babylonis, offertory in mode 1 (Liber Usualis No. 1065)  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  10. Qui manducat, communion  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  11. Ave Regina cælorum (solemn tone), antiphon  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  12. Salve festa dies, hymn in mode 4  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  13. Rorate caeli 1. T. /GR 34  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  14. Jacta cogitatum tuum, gradual in mode 7  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  15. Jucundare Filia Sion, antiphon and psalm, mode 8  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  16. Veni Sancti Spiritus, sequence in mode 1 for Pentecost Sunday  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  17. Respice, Domine, gradual in mode 5  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  18. Alleluia. Oportebat  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  19. Christus factus est, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, No 655)  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  20. Puer natus est nobis, introit in mode 7  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  21. Ave mundi spes Maria, sequence in modes 7 & 8  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  22. Spiritus Domini, introit in mode 7  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  23. Os iusti, gradual in mode 1  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  24. A solis ortus cardine, hymn in mode 3 (Liber Usualis No. 400)  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  25. Occuli omnium, gradual in mode 7  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  26. Alleluia. Dies sanctificatus  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  27. Viderunt omnes, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, No. 409; GR. 33)  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  28. Puer natus in Bethlehem, in mode 1  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  29. Verbum Caro Factum Est, responsory, mode 6  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  30. Tui sunt caeli, offertory in mode 4  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  31. Pueri hebræorum portantes, antiphon in mode 1 (Liber Usualis No. 581; GR 138)  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  32. Improperium exspectavit cor meum, offertory in mode 8 for Palm Sunday  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  33. Tristis est, responsory in mode 8  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  34. Una hora, responsory in mode 7  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  35. Traditor & Benedictus, antiphon in mode 1  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom
  36. Ubi caritas, offertory in mode 8  -  Gregorian Chant  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  -  Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos  - Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta  - Francisco Lara  - Francisco Lara  - Yuen Lee  - Eileen Preston  - John Chrysostom

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