Imago Christi: Images of Christ in Gregorian Chants

Imago Christi: Images of Christ in Gregorian Chants
Composer Traditional
Artist Schola Cantorum Karolus Magnuschoir
Stan Hollaardt conductor
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 93001
EAN code 5028421930015
Release April 2006

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There are 26 pieces which form this production of Gregorian chants covering 20 centuries (divided into four sections), during which religious church communities celebrated Jesus of Nazareth. Although Gregorian chant reached its final form already in the 16th century, several interesting songs from a later date are included as well.

Performed by the Schola Cantorum Karolus Magnus. This all male Dutch choir from Nijmegen has, including conductor Stan Hollaardt, 14 members. Founded in 1988, this group regularly performs at home and abroad. They have recorded 4 earlier releases.

The Schola specializes in plain chant and is aiming to preserve authentic Gregorian chant. Thereby they mainly rely on Medieval sources, especially on the work done in the 19th century by the monks in Solemnes and later by their followers.

Other information:
- Extensive information and full texts included in the booklet.

Track list

Disk 1

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

Disk 2

  1. Period III: The Middle Ages (beginning 6th – end 15th century): Vexilla Regis
  2. Period III: The Middle Ages (beginning 6th – end 15th century): Ave Rex noster
  3. Period III: The Middle Ages (beginning 6th – end 15th century): De ore leonis
  4. Period III: The Middle Ages (beginning 6th – end 15th century): Circumdederunt me viri mendaces
  5. Period III: The Middle Ages (beginning 6th – end 15th century): Iesu dulcis memoria
  6. Period III: The Middle Ages (beginning 6th – end 15th century): O quantum in cruce
  7. Period IV: The New Age (16th through 20th century): Auctor beate saeculi
  8. Period IV: The New Age (16th through 20th century): Suscepit nos + Magnificat
  9. Period IV: The New Age (16th through 20th century): Dulcis et rectus Dominus
  10. Period IV: The New Age (16th through 20th century): Te saeculorum principem
  11. Period IV: The New Age (16th through 20th century): Sedebit Dominus
  12. Period IV: The New Age (16th through 20th century): Dignus est Agnus