Mysteria: Gregorian Chants

Mysteria: Gregorian Chants

by Chanticleer


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Many recordings of Gregorian chant are performed by monks. That kind of authenticity is valuable, certainly, but the music takes on a whole new meaning when it's performed by a professional choir. Chanticleer's beautifully blended and richly rounded sound gives these endless streams of melody an almost sensual quality. And why shouldn't this music be spiritually ardent and aurally alluring? Listened to out of its religious context, chant can be appreciated for its musical qualities: the gentle undulation of the melodies and the serenity with which they unfold. This is soothing stuff, but of course it's much more than that, too. Attentive listening will reveal the genius of the anonymous composers who carved such magnificent music out of a single line.

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Release Date: 03/28/1995
Label: Teldec
UPC: 0745099920326
catalogNumber: 99203


  1. Immutemur, antiphon
  2. Kyrie XVII
  3. Laetatus sum, gradual in mode 7 (Liber Usualis No. 560, GR 139)
  4. Hosanna filio David, antiphon for Palm Sunday
  5. Dominus Iesus, antiphon in Mode 2
  6. Tenebrae, responsory in mode 7 (Liber Usualis, No. 680)
  7. Pange lingua, hymn in mode 1
  8. Reproaches and Trisagion
  9. Vexilla regis prodeunt, hymn in mode 1 (Liber Usualis No. 575)
  10. Gloria in excelsis
  11. Alleluia, alleluia, pascha nostrum immolatis est Christus, in mode 7, for Easter Sunday
  12. Victimae paschali laudes, sequence in mode 1 for Easter (1. T/GR 198, Liber Usualis No. 780)
  13. Jubilate Deo universa, offertory in mode 1, (Liber Usualis, 486b)
  14. Agnus Dei XVII
  15. Alma Redmeptoris, antiphon in mode 5
  16. Ave Regina caelorum, antiphon in Mode 6
  17. Regina caeli, antiphon in Honor of Our Lady
  18. Salve Regina, antiphon in mode 1
  19. Tenebrae of Good Friday--Lauds: Christus factus est, responsory (mode 5)

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Chant: Ave Regina caelorum; Victimae Paschali Laudes I 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this wonderful recording, we are given a first rate performance by Chanticleer. They perform the chant according to the most recent scholarship. It is a wonderful CD and a wonderful introduction to Gregorian Chant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have listened to quite a few chant albums, including the famed Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos. They don't measure up to Chanticleer. These voices are incredible. They have amazing ranges in their performance. I find this CD to be wonderful at work and during meditation.
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