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Voices - Chant From Avignon
     

Voices - Chant From Avignon

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by Benedictine Nuns of Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation
 
The nuns of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation, in a remote region of France near Avignon, won a world-wide search to find the finest female singers of Gregorian chant. The search took in more than 70 convents, including communities as far afield as North America and Africa.

The nuns are part of an ancient order that dates back to the 6th century, and they

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The nuns of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation, in a remote region of France near Avignon, won a world-wide search to find the finest female singers of Gregorian chant. The search took in more than 70 convents, including communities as far afield as North America and Africa.

The nuns are part of an ancient order that dates back to the 6th century, and they continue the tradition of leading a hidden life behind closed doors. Their album features the most ancient form of Gregorian chant, which the sisters sing eight times a day and was the first music ever to be written down.

Tom Lewis of Decca Records says, "When you hear the sound of nuns chanting, it's like an immediate escape from the challenges, stresses, noise, and pace of modern living. You're given a glimpse of a secret world of peace and calm." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2010
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602527482644
catalogNumber:
001500002
Rank:
112266

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Tracks

  1. Church Bells
  2. Benedictus Es (Hymne des trois enfants dans la fournaise)
  3. Alleluia - Psalm 116, antiphon in mode 6 (AM 450)
  4. Dextera Domini fecit virtutem, offertory in mode 2 for Maundy Thursday
  5. Christus factus est, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, No 655)
  6. Regnum mundi et omnem ornatum, responsory
  7. Nonne cor nostrum
  8. Ubi caritas et amor [Ubi caritas est vera], antiphon in mode 6 (Liber Usualis No. 675; GR 207)
  9. Veni Sancti Spiritus, sequence in mode 1 for Pentecost Sunday
  10. In te speravi, offertory
  11. Adoro Te, hymn in mode 5, (Liber Usualis No 1855)
  12. Panis quem ego; communio
  13. Cognoverunt (3rd mode), Alleluia
  14. Oportebat pati, in mode 2 (GR. 220)
  15. Recordare, offertory in mode 1
  16. Commovisti Domine, terram, tract of Sexagesima Sunday, Mode 8
  17. Dies irae, dies illa, sequence in Mode 1
  18. Church Bells
  19. Lamentationis Jeremiae, lectio III
  20. Exsurge quare obdormis Domine? introit
  21. Invitatory: Surrexit Dominus (Mode VI) (A)

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