Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia (CD)
Inspiring, beautiful music of Chant at it's very best, by the beloved Monks of Norcia, Italy. BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia is a glorious recording of 33 tracks of Gregorian chant, that transports the listener to the Monks’ idyllic monastery in Italy.
The stunning Gregorian Chant album includes favorite Marian antiphons such as Regina Caeli, Salve Regina, Ave Maria and Ave Regina Caelorum, but also previously unrecorded chant versions of responsories, and a piece originally composed by the monks (Nos Qui Christi Iugum).
Some pieces are sung by the entire group, some by smaller ensembles of monks and others by soloists, imbuing BENEDICTA with a vast range of sound and color. Recorded on location at the monastery in Norcia, Italy, the album was produced by 11-time Grammy Award-winning producer Christopher Alder and engineered by Grammy-Award winning engineer Jonathan Stokes.
1. Bells from the Basilica
2. Sequence Ave Maria...virgo serena
3. Capitulum Dominus possedit me
4. Responsory Nihil Inquinatum
5. Antiphon Ait Dominus
6. Responsory Beatissimae
7. Antiphon Regali ex progenie
8. Responsory Solem justitiae
9. Capitulum Ecce virgo concipiet
10. Responsory Gaude Maria
11. Antiphon Gabriel Angelus
12. Responsory Sancta et immaculata
13. Antiphon Rubum quem viderat
14. Antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater
15. Antiphon Tuam ipsius animam
16. Capitulum Cui comparabo te?
17. Responsory Vadis Propitiator