Vir Dei Benedictus

Monastic Choir of the Solemnity of Saint Benedict, Stefano Concordia

15.9919.99
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Original Recording Format: Analog

The Laus perennis that the monks every day in their psalmody offer to the Lord, is adorned with hymns, antiphons and responsories; all chants drawn from the ancient Gregorian repertory. With this daily practice and custom, the monks become the only custodians and specialists of this patrimony of the highest religious, cultural, and artistic merit that is Gregorian chant.

The monks of Montecasino – always faithful cultivators of this venerable chant, proper to the liturgy of the Church – with the present album want to make these melodies, which are an elevated form of prayer, resound also outside of the monastery walls. The recording was completed at the Tomb of St. Benedict and is intended as an affectionate hymn of sons towards their father and master: in fact, a good part of the liturgy of the Solemnity of St. Benedict of the traditional date of March 21 was performed.

Tracklist

1.
THE MASS - The bells of the Cathedral Basilica of Montecassino
07:35
2.
"THE MASS - Organ Prelude - Johann Gottfried Walther- ""Concerto del Sig.r Tomaso Albinoni appropria
03:03
3.
"THE MASS - Organ Prelude - Johann Gottfried Walther- ""Concerto del Sig.r Tomaso Albinoni appropria
01:22
4.
"THE MASS - Organ Prelude - Johann Gottfried Walther- ""Concerto del Sig.r Tomaso Albinoni appropria
03:13
5.
THE MASS - Introito - Gaudeamus
02:48
6.
THE MASS - Gradual - Domine Praevenisti
03:53
7.
THE MASS - Tract - Beatus vir qui timet
03:15
8.
THE MASS - Sequence - Laeta quies
02:19
9.
THE MASS - Offertory - Iustus ut palma
01:26
10.
THE MASS - Communion - Gustate et videte
01:54
11.
"THE MASS - Organ Postlude - Charles-Marie Widor- ""Toccata dalla sinfonia n.5 op. 42"""
05:39
12.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Hymn - Surge quid cessas
03:14
13.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Antiphon - Fuit vir
02:28
14.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Antiphon - Beatus vir
01:58
15.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Antiphon - Gloriosus
02:14
16.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Antiphon - Erat vir
02:50
17.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Antiphon - Vir Dei Benedictus
01:59
18.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Brief response - Sancte Pater Benedicte
01:31
19.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Magnificat Antiphon (First Vespers) - Exsultet omnium
02:47
20.
THE OFFICE - Vespres - Magnificat Antiphon (Second Vespers) - Hodie sanctus Benedictus
02:34
21.
THE OFFICE - Lodi - Sactissime Benedictus Antiphon
01:58
22.
THE OFFICE - Compline - Hymn (tono Cassinese) - Te lucis ante terminum
01:51
23.
THE OFFICE - Compline - Hymn of Thanksgiving - Te Deum
05:40

Total time: 01:07:31

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SACD002

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The original analogue master tapes were transferred from Nagra 4S directly to DSD

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Producer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci, Paola Maria Ricci, Mario Biondi

Recording location

Abbazia di Montecassino, Cassino (FR) Italy

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog to DSD64

Release Date January 31, 2015

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