Chants of the Holy Spirit

Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The Christian celebration of Pentecost is rooted in the Jewish feast celebrating God’s gift of the law on Mount Sinai—an event viewed by some as the birth of the Jewish faith. In obedience to that tradition, the remnant of faithful disciples were gathered together. Little did they know they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and that Pentecost would one day also be known as the birthday of the Church. In the same vein, the song of the Church—Gregorian chant—grew up out of its roots in the synagogue, where the Psalms were chanted using similar tunes and some of the same melodic structures we sing today.
The texts for these Gregorian chants for the Feast of Pentecost provide a blend of perspective between the Old and the New Testament and the Holy Spirit’s role from the first days of creation to today. And by the use of different neumes and modes the writers of these chants have musically illuminated the texts, painting an aural picture for us of the Holy Spirit and all of his works.

Tracklist

1.
Angelus Bell
00:43
2.
Ad missam in die Introit - Spiritus Domini
02:59
3.
Ad missam in die Alleluia - Emitte Spiritus tuum
01:32
4.
Ad missam in die Sequence - Veni Sancte Spiritus
02:15
5.
Ad missam in die Offertory - Confirma hoc Deus
07:14
6.
Ad missam in die Communion - Factus est repente
06:14
7.
The Pentecost Story - A Reading from the Book of Acts
01:24
8.
Ad missam in vigilia Introit - Caritas Dei
02:35
9.
Ad missam in vigilia Gradual - Beata gens
04:08
10.
Ad missam in vigilia Alleluia - Dum complerentur
03:08
11.
Ad missam in vigilia Offertory - Emitte Spiritum
06:51
12.
Ad missam in vigilia Communion - Spiritus Sanctus
03:23
13.
Ad missam in vigilia Communion - Dum venerit
05:20
14.
Veni Creator Spiritus, Guillaume Dufay
03:01
15.
Closing Bell
00:43

Total time: 00:51:30

Additional information

Label

SKU

GDCD057

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Mastering Engineer

Mark donahue

Original Recording Format

Producer

Blanton Alspaugh, Richard K. Pugsley

Recording Engineer

John Newton, Jesse Brayman

Recording location

Church of the Transfiguration

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date April 13, 2014

Press reviews

The Kansas City Star

“Three of the finest chant CDs have been released over the last year by Gloriæ Dei Cantores: The Chants of Angels, The Chants of Mary performed by the men of the ensemble, and The Chants of the Holy Spirit, performed by the women.”

The Buffalo News

“With a new pope in office on this Easter Sunday, this slightly unusual recording of Gregorian Chant couldn’t be timed better. . . . A beautiful disc.”

Audiophile Audition

“The seven ladies that make up the Gloriæ Dei Cantores Women’s Schola have given us a real gift—the renditions of this music have rarely been as perfectly presented as what the Schola accomplishes here. . . . its primary vision [is] a living and loving manifestation of these ancient chants as something that breathes life into a contemporary cultural setting. Technically they are immaculate, and one can hear the evident love and devotion in every breath taken in this astoundingly beautiful music. This is a highly recommended disc.”

Fanfare Magazine

“I was always impressed by chant recorded under . . . Mary Berry, but this new approach worked out for the last three disks strikes me very favorably. It’s the difference in later music between a vocal ensemble under a director and one without a director, the latter creating the effect that characterizes chamber music in the classical repertory. I hope they give us more. . . . Nicely done.”

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