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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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/2010
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313800773
catalogNumber:
8578007-08
Rank:
308520

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Tracks

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

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