Christmas The Night Office: Vigils - Gregorian Chant CD

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In the beautiful chants of Vigils the monks celebrate the birth of Jesus at the same time of night he was born in Bethlehem.

     Track 1-Nicholas Lebegue  Laissez paistre vos bestes (organ)
     Track 2-Versicle     Domine, Labia Mea
                   Invitatory     Christus and Psalm 94
     Track 3-Hymn     Candor Aeternae
     Track 4-Antiphon     Dominus Dixit and Psalm 2
     Track 5-Antiphon     Tamquam Sponsus and Psalm 18a
     Track 6-Antiphon     Diffusa Est and Psalm 44
                   Versicle     Verbum Caro Factum Est
     Track 7-Reading from Isaiah 11:1-10
     Track 8-Responsory     Hodie Nobis Caelorum Rex
     Track 9-Reading from St. Leo the Great
     Track 10-Responsory     Hodie Nobis De Caelo
     Track 11-Gospel of the Genealogy: Matthew 1:1-16
     Track 12-Hymn      Te Deum
     Track 13-Collect and Benedicamus Domino
     Track 14-J.S. Bach     Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland  (BWV 599) (organ)

“the most famous and ‘authentic’ recordings of Gregorian chant for generations have been those made by the Solesmes monks.”      —The Boston Globe

“The music is utterly magnificent and the singing of this great choir is thrilling beyond words…it’s better to starve to this music than to live without it.”     —Classic CD

“Supremely ethereal.”       —USA Today

“Solesmes sets the standard for Gregorian chant performance.”  —American Record Guide


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