Ultimate Chant

Ultimate Chant

     
 

Naxos' double-disc release of Ultimate Chant: Music of Ethereal Beauty brings together recordings by four groups trained in singing Gregorian chant and offers examples of the various types of chants historically used in the Roman Catholic Church. The performances are idiomatic and attuned to the special nuances of phrasing required in singing chants,See more details below

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Naxos' double-disc release of Ultimate Chant: Music of Ethereal Beauty brings together recordings by four groups trained in singing Gregorian chant and offers examples of the various types of chants historically used in the Roman Catholic Church. The performances are idiomatic and attuned to the special nuances of phrasing required in singing chants, particularly in the careful use of dynamics and tempos to keep the monody expressive and fluid. On the whole this collection is even in tone and consistent in mood, though the sounds of each group are distinctive, whether they are constituted of men, as is the Nova Schola Gregoriana, or of women, as are Aurora Surgit, In Dulci Jubilo, and Schola Hungarica. The program offers some well-known melodies, such as the "Requiem aeternam" and "Crux fidelis," though the majority of the recordings are of less famous chants from the ordinary of the mass and the propers that are generally not the most frequently performed. Still, as a broad survey of chants that can also serve double-duty as an album for relaxation or reflection, Ultimate Chant fulfills its implied purpose, despite its rather pretentious title.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/2010
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313800773
catalogNumber:
8578007-08
Rank:
223887

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Tracks

  1. Passio Domini, evangelium passions et mortis Domini (John 2)  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  2. Mass for Saint Lawrence, for chorus & organ: Introitus  - Arnolt Schlick  -  Schola Hungarica
  3. Populus Sion, introit  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Dulci Jubilo
  4. Pater Noster and Communion Rite  - Aurora Surgit  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alessio Randon
  5. Prex eucharistica  -  Anonymous  - Aurora Surgit  - Alessio Randon
  6. Dixit Raphael angelus, offertorium  -  Anonymous  - Alberto Turco  -  Dulci Jubilo
  7. Laetetur cor, Introitus  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  8. Dominus illuminatio mea, introit 4th Sunday after Pentecost  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  9. Epistula (l. Thess. 4, 13 - 18)  -  Anonymous  - Aurora Surgit  - Alessio Randon
  10. Si quis sermonem, psallenda  - Ambrosian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Dulci Jubilo
  11. Kyrie eleison  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Dulci Jubilo
  12. Domine, audivi, tractus  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  13. Mass for Saint Monica, for chorus & organ (Das Gänsebuch): Offertorium  -  Anonymous, German  -  Schola Hungarica
  14. Jubilate Deo universa terra, offertory for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, Mode 6  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  15. Requiem aeternam (introitus) - Kyrie  -  Anonymous  - Aurora Surgit  - Alessio Randon
  16. Subvenite, responsory in mode 4  - Aurora Surgit  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alessio Randon
  17. Ecce nomen Domini  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Dulci Jubilo
  18. Crux fidelis, inter omnes, hymn (GR 182)  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  19. Mass for the Holy Lance and the Nails, for chorus & organ  - Hans Kotter  -  Schola Hungarica
  20. Domine convertere  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  21. De profundis  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  22. Levavi oculos meos, cantus  -  Anonymous  - Alberto Turco  -  Dulci Jubilo
  23. Adorate Deum, introit in Mode 7  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alberto Turco  -  Nova Schola Gregoriana
  24. Regem cui omnia vivunt (invitatorium)  - Aurora Surgit  -  Gregorian Chant  - Alessio Randon

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