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Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
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All Artists: Taize
Title: Jubilate
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gia Publications
Release Date: 5/23/1995
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 723722026621, 785147028420, 2605000032259, 3295750005543

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Taize - Experience the Holy
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This contemplative music is perfect for prayer, private or group worship, yoga, meditation, massage therapy or just mopping the floors. It contains many Christian songs written and sung at the monastary in France. If you speak a second or third language etc.. it will be a special treat. This ecumenical monastary reaches out to all people of all cultures to spread peace. Started by a monk who took in refugee Jewish children during World War II it has grown into a refuge and retreat for all children from all over the world."
A great way to enter into prayer!!
Michael Wurtz | University of Notre Dame - Indiana. | 06/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I will soon be recording with the Taize community in France - a cd in English that will be released late this summer -- and it is an honor especially because I highly respect the style -- a style that so easily aids one in entering into a meditative prayer -- something that is hard to do in this modern age of bombarding noise."
A Wonderful Collection of Contemporary Chant
Timothy Kearney | Hull, MA United States | 04/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The ecumenical Christian religious community in France known as Taize has attracted interest for over fifty years, especially with young religious seekers. Their simple style of prayer, as well as the embracing atmosphere of the community has caught the attention of people world wide, including the late Pope John Paul II. Much of the music from this community has found a home in liturgical celebrations, particularly Catholic liturgies, and many have experienced the music of this community vicariously through recordings. JUBILATE is one of these recordings.

The music of Taize is rather simple, but it has a beauty that is derived from its ethereal feeling. The music is chanted like other Christian monastic traditions, but the chants are influenced by a variety of chanting traditions including the Gregorian chant of the Benedictines, the chant traditions from the Orthodox traditions (particularly Russian Orthodox), and the hymns of Christian worship. Some of the chants are simple musical notes repeated over and over, others are a refrain with verses, and others are rounds. The music corresponds with Taize's unique method of praying. The words of the chants are in a variety of languages, representing the community members from around the world, as well as the various peoples that visit the community from all over the world.

Many of the most familiar Taize chants are included in JUBILATE. Some titles include "Jubilate Servite," "Stay With Us" "Laudate Dominum" and "Jesus Remember Me." This is not a studio recording which for collections such as this is a bonus since listeners get to experience the feel of the music. It is easy to get the prayerful feeling of the music. Liner notes provide translations which helps in when first listening to the chants, but as new listeners will discover, the prayerful feeling of the music needs no translation.