Chant: The Anniversary Edition

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
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 Of course, Gregorian chant had been widely available on disc before then; in fact, these recordings were originally made in the 1970s and early '80s.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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
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 Of course, Gregorian chant had been widely available on disc before then; in fact, these recordings were originally made in the 1970s and early '80s.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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2004
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 724356294325
  • Catalog Number: 62943
  • Sales rank: 8,261

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alleluia, beatus vir qui suffert, in mode 1 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:15)
  2. 2 Mandatum novum do vobis, antiphon & Psalm 132 in Mode 3 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (1:46)
  3. 3 Media vita in morte sumus, responsory in mode 4 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (6:17)
  4. 4 Laetatus sum, gradual in mode 7 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:24)
  5. 5 Veni Creator, hymn (Mode VII) - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:40)
  6. 6 Genuit puerpera regen, antiphon & Psalm 99 (Mode II) - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:02)
  7. 7 Kyrie fons bonitatis, trope in mode 3 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (4:05)
  8. 8 Nos autem, introit - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:57)
  9. 9 Super flumina Babylonis, offertory in mode 1 (Liber Usualis No. 1065) - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (1:40)
  10. 10 Qui manducat, communion - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:07)
  11. 11 Ave Regina cælorum (solemn tone), antiphon - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:34)
  12. 12 Salve festa dies, hymn in mode 4 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:56)
  13. 13 Rorate caeli 1. T. /GR 34 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:08)
  14. 14 Jacta cogitatum tuum, gradual in mode 7 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:37)
  15. 15 Jucundare Filia Sion, antiphon and psalm, mode 8 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:53)
  16. 16 Veni Sancti Spiritus, sequence in mode 1 for Pentecost Sunday - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:45)
  17. 17 Respice, Domine, gradual in mode 5 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (4:40)
  18. 18 Alleluia. Oportebat - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Christus factus est, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, No 655) - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:45)
  2. 2 Puer natus est nobis, introit in mode 7 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:42)
  3. 3 Ave mundi spes Maria, sequence in modes 7 & 8 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (4:23)
  4. 4 Spiritus Domini, introit in mode 7 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:51)
  5. 5 Os iusti, gradual in mode 1 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:54)
  6. 6 A solis ortus cardine, hymn in mode 3 (Liber Usualis No. 400) - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:05)
  7. 7 Occuli omnium, gradual in mode 7 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:27)
  8. 8 Alleluia. Dies sanctificatus - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:27)
  9. 9 Viderunt omnes, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, No. 409; GR. 33) - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:42)
  10. 10 Puer natus in Bethlehem, in mode 1 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:01)
  11. 11 Verbum Caro Factum Est, responsory, mode 6 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (1:47)
  12. 12 Tui sunt caeli, offertory in mode 4 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (1:49)
  13. 13 Pueri hebræorum portantes, antiphon in mode 1 (Liber Usualis No. 581; GR 138) - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:14)
  14. 14 Improperium exspectavit cor meum, offertory in mode 8 for Palm Sunday - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:38)
  15. 15 Tristis est, responsory in mode 8 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:01)
  16. 16 Una hora, responsory in mode 7 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (3:03)
  17. 17 Traditor & Benedictus, antiphon in mode 1 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (4:40)
  18. 18 Ubi caritas, offertory in mode 8 - Gregorian Chant & Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (2:58)
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Album Credits

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Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2011

    Great addition to your collection

    I love this cd set. I listen to it to prepare for mass and while cleaning. It is very relaxing and spiritual.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful Chant CD!

    This CD is very similar to "Gregorian Chant" except it is a bit more varied and a bit longer. It is the sound of chanting, echoing as if in the halls of an abby. Very beautiful, and very restful. Love it!!

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