Monks of St. Peter's Abbey, Solesmes

Monks of St. Peter's Abbey, Solesmes

Since the refounding of the monastery of St. Peter of Solesmes in 1833 under Dom Prosper Gueranger, this Benedictine monastery on the River Sarthe in western France has set the world standard both for the performance of Gregorian chant and the authenticity of the music itself. Commissioned by Pope Pius X to research the role of chant in liturgy and to edit books on chant that reflect this research, Solesmes enjoys an enviable reputation. Its work in liturgical reform and in the current revival of Gregorian chant has been likened to that of the great abbey of Cluny in the Middle Ages. These recordings incorporate new understandings of ancient manuscripts and represent a distillation of nearly 200 years of scholarship in the chant: musical paleography, semiology, and modality. The groundbreaking work by the monks of Solesmes has contributed to today’s resurgence of interest in Gregorian chant as the foundation of Western music.

"The most famous and ‘authentic’ recordings of Gregorian chant for generations have been those made by the Solesmes monks." —The Boston Globe

"The music is utterly magnificent and the singing of this great choir is thrilling beyond words…it’s better to starve to this music than to live without it." —Classic CD

"Supremely ethereal." —USA Today

"Solesmes sets the standard for Gregorian chant performance." —American Record Guide
Gregorian Melodies I

Gregorian Melodies I

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Best-selling Gregorian chants from the Monks of Solesmes, France Taken from the 10th to the 17th centuries, the Gregorian chants range from Tantum...

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Gregorian Melodies II

Gregorian Melodies II

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Popular Gregorian chants from the Monks of Solesmes Following the success of Gregorian Melodies, the monks of Solesmes have released Gregorian Mel...

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Best of the Monks of Solesmes - 2 CD set
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Best of the Monks of Solesmes - 2 CD set

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Since 1833, the research and study of Gregorian Chant by the Monks of the Abbey of St. Peter in Solesmes, France, has focused on making this sung ...

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Gregorian Anthology

Gregorian Anthology

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This anthology is of great interest as the contents are in liturgical order, following the principal seasons (Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and Mar...

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Gregorian Sampler

Gregorian Sampler

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A sampling of the best of Solesmes. The monks of Solesmes have selected a sampling of the "best" Gregorian chants, including Antiphons for Lauds of...

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Learning About Gregorian Chant

Learning About Gregorian Chant

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An essential introduction to Gregorian chant Known throughout the world as the leading masters of Gregorian chant, the monks of Solesmes have rele...

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Vespers and Compline

Vespers and Compline

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The complete Office of Sunday Vespers and Compline in Gregorian chant The great bell of Solesmes calls the listener to the complete Office of Sund...

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Christmas

Christmas

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Includes Introits, Graduals, Alleluias, Offertories, Communions, Responses, Sequences, Hymns, and Tropes from the Midnight Mass and the Mass of the...

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Christmas: The Night Office Vigils

Christmas: The Night Office Vigils

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In the beautiful chants of Vigils the monks celebrate the birth of Jesus at the same time of night he was born in Bethlehem.

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Christmas with Solesmes - 2CD Gift Set

Christmas with Solesmes - 2CD Gift Set

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This 2-CD set of Gregorian Chant by the Monks of Solesmes contains "Christmas" and "Christmas: The Night Office". Since 1833, the research and stud...

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Discovering Gregorian Chant Set

Discovering Gregorian Chant Set

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Known throughout the world as the leading masters of Gregorian chant, these two recordings by the monks of Solesmes simplify and clarify the world ...

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Solesmes Anthology & Sampler Set

Solesmes Anthology & Sampler Set

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The monks of Solesmes have selected a sampling of the "best" Gregorian chants, including Antiphons for Lauds of Martyrs at Eastertide, Kyrie IXand ...

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Christ in Gethsemane

Christ in Gethsemane

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Two offices of Maundy Thursday--the Office of Tenebrae; and the Ceremony of Foot-washing, chanted in the dramatic style appropriate to the night be...

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He Was Placed In The Tomb

He Was Placed In The Tomb

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"Solesmes' He Was Placed in the Tomb contains the Gregorian Office for Holy (or "Great") Saturday, the evening service that observes the time Chris...

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Tenebrae of Good Friday

Tenebrae of Good Friday

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Gregorian chants to enrich the experience of Holy Week This recording will assist in personal or group praying of the liturgy of the hours in Greg...

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Easter

Easter

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Introits, Graduals, Alleluias, Sequences, Offertories, Communions, and Hymns from Easter Mass, and the Mass for the First Sunday after Easter.

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Eastertide

Eastertide

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Introits, Alleluias, Offertories, Communions, and a Hymn from the Masses of Eastertide, plus the seven Antiphons of the Resurrection according to t...

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Feasts of Our Lady

Feasts of Our Lady

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Two Masses of Our Lady plus the four Antiphons to the Holy Virgin in both Solemn and Simple tones celebrate the humble maiden whom all generations ...

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Easter with Solesmes Set

Easter with Solesmes Set

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SINCE 1833, the research and study of Gregorian Chant by the Monks of the Abbey of St. Peter in Solesmes, France, has focused on making this sung f...

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Gregorian Chant Rediscovered

Gregorian Chant Rediscovered

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Chant highlights of the Gregorian church year The musical highlights of the Gregorian church year sung under the direction of Solesmes choir direc...

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

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Gregorian chants and prayers from the eve of Jesus' Passion The moving Gregorian chants and prayers for the night before Jesus' Passion, when he g...

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Requiem Mass

Requiem Mass

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Introit, Kyrie, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Communion, and Alleluias from Mass for the Dead; and Invitatory, Responses, and An...

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Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict

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The father of organized western monasticism, Saint Benedict, is celebrated with Mass and Office chants as well as organ music played on the Grandes...

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