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Gregorian Chant
Konrad Ruhland, Choralschola of the Neideraltaicher
Gregorian Chant
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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All chant discs are not alike, and this is one of the best all-around recordings, both for its program and performances. The music covers several centuries and geographic regions and, consequently, includes examples of d...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Konrad Ruhland, Choralschola of the Neideraltaicher
Title: Gregorian Chant
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Release Date: 2/22/1994
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074645389929

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All chant discs are not alike, and this is one of the best all-around recordings, both for its program and performances. The music covers several centuries and geographic regions and, consequently, includes examples of different monastic traditions and compositional styles. This very fine male-voice choir not only sings the notes beautifully and uniformly, but also conveys the individual character and textual meaning of each chant in a natural, unlabored style. Among these 18 introits, hymns, antiphons, and responsories are some of the gems of chant repertoire, including "Veni sancte Spiritus," and "Salve festa dies." --David Vernier

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CD Reviews

Better than the "pop" chant
crunchbird | Ray, MI USA | 12/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was written up a couple of years ago in the detroit freepress when the other "pop" chant was big. This was supposed to be a superior recording, and it is. We listen to it all through christmas, esp. christmas eve. Very calming chant, fantastic choir.If you have never listened to Gregorian Chant before, this is the one to try."
Spiritual and Aesthetic: Heaven and Earth
Paul S. Rottenberg | Ft. Lauderdale, FL | 07/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This excellent disc of plainchant was given top ratings by NPR's Ted Libby. The ensemble is composed of superb professionals selected for their fine voices and musicality and is conducted by an early music specialist known for his many notable recordings. Performances are all very warmly attractive with clear, bright intonation and exact enunciation. The meaning and mood of each selection seems to be perfectly balanced between the word and the sound, and the effect is not only a spiritual experience, but an aesthetic one, as well. Prospective listeners shouldn't hesitate here based on ideas of cold, "monkish" sounds which only a few initiates could appreciate. Konrad Ruhland and his singers reveal great treasures in this "plain," supposedly simple music which brings thoughts of later great musicians such as Palestrina, Monteverdi, Bach, and even Brahms and others whose musical influences can be traced back to this source, this heavenly and earthly origin. Sony provides excellent notes and translations as well as warm and clear recorded sound. A classic which should remain in the catalogue."