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
Feasts of Our Lady
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Feasts of Our Lady

The Monastic Choir of St. Peter's Abbey of Solesmes

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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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Requiem Mass
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Requiem Mass

The Monastic Choir of St. Peter's Abbey of Solesmes

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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

The Monastic Choir of St. Peter's Abbey of Solesmes

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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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The Solesmes Gregorian Chant Collection

The Solesmes Gregorian Chant Collection

The Monastic Choir of St. Peter's Abbey of Solesmes

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“Exceptional recordings flawlessly produced, and showcases centuries of devotions, chants, celebrations, and the glorification of God.” —Reviewer’s...

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