Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chant from the Institute of Christ the King

From the New Liturgical Movement:

by Jeffrey Tucker

"Some of the most beautiful, even perfect, sounds of women in chant comes from a source I hadn't expected: The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. I wish there were an easier way to order this CD, which is worth every penny of the $21.00 price. The website only gives an email address. In any case, whatever the system is, if you love chant, this CD is for you, and not only for the Benediction chants of the Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus, though this struck me most profoundly (not a speck of vibrato!). The entire CD is just splendid and expertly done.

Most of the CD is of men in chant, and without accompaniment, an approach that preserves the mystery and legendary solemnity of this music. I doubt you have heard most of these chants. The propers are from the Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ Sovereign and Eternal Priest, and the Mass of Saints Peter and Paul. They sing Gloria I, Sanctus I, Agnus Dei I, and then Kyrie VI, Gloria III ad lib., Credo IV, Sanctus III, and Agnus Dei III."

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