Recorded at the Tomb of St. Benedict this recording presents chants drawn from the ancient Gregorian repertory - this is music to nourish faith and piety.
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A beautiful recording of chant performed by the monks of Montecassino, to whom these works hold special significance.
Booklet notes (extract)
The laus perennis that the monks every day in their psalmody offer to the Lord, is adorned with hymns, antiphons and responsories; all chants drawn from the ancient Gregorian repertory. With this daily practice and custom, the monks become almost the only custodians and specialists of this patrimony of the highest religious, cultural and artistic merit that is Gregorian chant. The monks of Montecassino - always faithful cultivators of this venerable chant, proper to the liturgy of the Church - with the present CD want to make these melodies, which are an elevated form of prayer, resound also outside of the monastery walls. The recording was completed at the Tomb of St. Benedict and is intended as an affectionate hymn of sons towards their father and master: in fact, a good part of the liturgy of the Solemnity of St.Benedict of the traditional date of March 21 was performed. May the Lord grant that it be for all those who listen to it nourishment of faith and piety. To the recording company fonè, known for its exacting competency and long experience, for having recognized the artistic value of the choir of the monks of Montecassino, I extend my sincere thanks.
The Montecassino's Abbot