Gregorian Chant

Gregorian Chant
Composer Traditional
Artist Schola Cantorum Karolus Magnus
Stan Hollaardt conductor
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 93957
EAN code 5028421939575
Release July 2009

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Gregorian Chant is the music of the Western Christian Church, and since the Reformation exclusively of the Roman Catholic Church. Named after Pope Gregory the Great (d.604), it cannot be claimed for certain that the plainchant that has been handed down over the centuries originates that far back in time. We do know that between the death of Gregory the Great and the pontificate of Gregory II (715–31), Mass Propers were supplied for the Thursdays of Lent, and that the majority of the chant that has survived dates from the 8th to 11th centuries.

This release provides a selection of chant depicting the perception of Christ according to the Church in the 1st to 6th centuries. The relationship between Roman Chant and Gregorian is a close and complex one; from research we do know that the earliest plainchant dates back to the late period of the Roman Empire (which had by then adopted Christianity), and the pontificate of Pope Vitalian (657–72).

Other information:
- Recorded in 2005.
- Booklet notes, source details and sung texts included.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Period I: The Apostolic Age (1st & 2nd centuries): Video caelos apertos
  2. Period I: The Apostolic Age (1st & 2nd centuries): Verbum caro factum est
  3. Period I: The Apostolic Age (1st & 2nd centuries): Kyrie eleison
  4. Period I: The Apostolic Age (1st & 2nd centuries): Nonne sic oportuit…Christus Jesus
  5. Period I: The Apostolic Age (1st & 2nd centuries): Mysterium fidei
  6. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): Lumen hilare
  7. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): Mirabile mysterium…Benedictus
  8. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): Veni, Redemptor gentium
  9. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): A solis ortus cardine
  10. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): Gloria (more ambrosiano)
  11. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): O admirabile commercium…Psalm 109
  12. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): Te Deum
  13. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): Tecum principium
  14. Period II: The Age of the Church Fathers (3rd–6th centuries): Te laudamus, Domine omnipotens