(2003) Chant Meditation

Chant Meditation

... read moreThroughout the ages of music history, there has been music written for all occasions. In religious rites particularly, the use of music to facilitate the mourning process has yielded achingly beautiful results. The chants assembled in this collection all relate to surviving a loved one's passing...

01:03′:26″ 22 Songs

1
Chant Meditation
Antiphonia : Montes Gelboe
1:58
2
Chant Meditation
Responsorium : Media Vita
3:06
3
Chant Meditation
Introitus : Me Expectaverunt
2:35
4
Chant Meditation
Introitus : In Voluntate Tua
4:19
5
Chant Meditation
Preces : Deus Misere
1:44
6
Chant Meditation
Oratio : Attende Domine Et Miserere
1:28
7
Chant Meditation
Responsorium : Ne Recordis
3:37
8
Chant Meditation
Graduel : Quis Sicut Dominus
2:29
9
Chant Meditation
Responsorium : Timebut Gentes
3:16
10
Chant Meditation
Responsorium : Timete Dominum
3:08
11
Chant Meditation
Antiphonia : Rorate Caeli
4:31
12
Chant Meditation
Hymnus : Jesu Nostra Redemptio
2:36
13
Chant Meditation
Responsorium : Data Est - Hymnus : Te Soeculorum
4:11
14
Chant Meditation
Gloria Ii
3:16
15
Chant Meditation
Ad Orationem Dominicam : Pater Noster
2:59
16
Chant Meditation
Sequentia : Veni Sancte Spiritus
2:24
17
Chant Meditation
Communio : Beati Mundo Corde
1:31
18
Chant Meditation
Introitus : Venite Benedicti
2:26
19
Chant Meditation
Antiphonia : Sinite Parvulos
3:10
20
Chant Meditation
Antiphonia : Mandatum Novum. Ubi Caritas
3:24
21
Chant Meditation
Communio : Qui Manducat Carmen Meam
1:53
22
Chant Meditation
Responsorium : Duo Seraphim
3:25
Released 01 January 2003, 1999 Compilation Editions Jade

Review

Throughout the ages of music history, there has been music written for all occasions. In religious rites particularly, the use of music to facilitate the mourning process has yielded achingly beautiful results. The chants assembled in this collection all relate to surviving a loved one's passing, and the questioning that follows. Gregorian chants often stimulate a primal response in an audience, and the deeply personal nature of the subject matter makes these performances all the more affecting. A chorus of voices singing as one, touching on such a private emotion, is overwhelmingly beautiful. Performances by a variety of choruses from the world's monasteries have been collected for this recording. The producers aim to present them in an order conducive to the mourning process, an answer to the questions of faith that inevitably arise. Their accomplishment in that area may be subjective, but they have certainly succeeded in putting together an astounding album of immortal grace and beauty.