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Spirit Of Peace - The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey

£3.99

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This recording of the monks of York's Ampleforth Abbey is one of the most popular collections of Gregorian chant and monastic music and with good reason. This is the real deal. The pieces presented here are genuinely Gregorian, melodies whose origins are intertwined with the lengthy history of the church, chants which are still used in the Abbey's services and ceremonies plus a few songs taken from mediaeval scriptures. There are no contemporary homages to the style. Likewise, the vocals are beautifully sung by monks who are still primarily monks rather than singers, in their traditional style. Unlike other collections, no modern interpretation, romanticism, virtuosity or techniques are brought to bear on the music. The music is presented in context: not as a performance but as a means to worship, a focus for contemplation, simple meditative chants that make full use of Ampleforth's grand, richly reverberating acoustic. This is music which has been designed, has evolved specifically to create a sense of calm, to take the listener one step closer to a sense of the divine. The Spirit Of Peace captures this perfectly.

CD/Case VG/VG

Item details

Band/artist(s):
The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey
Catalogue number:
CFMCD19
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Classic fM

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About this item

This recording of the monks of York's Ampleforth Abbey is one of the most popular collections of Gregorian chant and monastic music and with good reason. This is the real deal. The pieces presented here are genuinely Gregorian, melodies whose origins are intertwined with the lengthy history of the church, chants which are still used in the Abbey's services and ceremonies plus a few songs taken from mediaeval scriptures. There are no contemporary homages to the style. Likewise, the vocals are beautifully sung by monks who are still primarily monks rather than singers, in their traditional style. Unlike other collections, no modern interpretation, romanticism, virtuosity or techniques are brought to bear on the music. The music is presented in context: not as a performance but as a means to worship, a focus for contemplation, simple meditative chants that make full use of Ampleforth's grand, richly reverberating acoustic. This is music which has been designed, has evolved specifically to create a sense of calm, to take the listener one step closer to a sense of the divine. The Spirit Of Peace captures this perfectly.

CD/Case VG/VG

Band/artist(s):
The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey
Catalogue number:
CFMCD19
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Classic fM

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