Glory to God on high, alleluia.
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 11/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In the 1990s, an album of Gregorian chants by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos called Chant became a multi-million selling worldwide hit. That success inspired the release of several "sequels", including this Christmas album. The chants on this album were actually recorded several years before the CD came out. The entire album is in Latin. I don't speak Latin, but the CD booklet does include English translations. Several of the chants don't seem to actually be about Christmas, but I'm not sure that makes much difference, since all the chants sound pretty much the same anyway. It is pretty monotonous, but I suppose it would be relaxing to listen to this while you meditated (not that I would ever meditate). New Age music fans will enjoy it more than I did."
Edmond G. Bertrand | Boston | 12/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD. Their diction and everything is amazing and I love the sonorous, beautiful sounds that they create. It's amazing to listen to and you could do much, much worse than to buy this CD.
There are three things that I have to say about the technical details of this CD: (1) the recording quality is high and there are no recording glitches; (2) their diction is great - you can hear all of the words; (3) they recorded in a great facility and there are no annoying echoes or other issues.
Plus - the $$'s for this CD go to a good cause - a Benedictine order that deserves the support."
Nice but very plain.
Ken Cybulska | New York, NY | 01/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sweet, sonorous classic sounding Gregorian chant.
Some nice, occasional resonant and sumptuous pieces in this collection, but mainly very plain. (...the rain in Spain...)
Rated three and a half to four stars.