Ego sum Resurrectio: Gregorian Chant for the Dead
Alessio Randon, Anonymous & Aurora Surgit
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||Regem cui omnia vivunt (Invitatorium)||Alessio Randon||6:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Apud Dominum (Antiphona), Psalmus 129||Alessio Randon||4:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Subvenite (Responsorium prolixum)||Alessio Randon||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Requiem aeternam (Introitus) - Kyrie||Alessio Randon||3:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Epistula (I. Thessalonicenses 4, 13 - 18)||Alessio Randon||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Requiem aeternam (Responsorium & graduale)||Alessio Randon||4:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Absolve Domine (Tractus)||Alessio Randon||2:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dies irae (Sequentia)||Alessio Randon||7:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Evangelium (Joann. 11, 21 - 27)||Alessio Randon||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Domine Jesu Christe (Offertorium)||Alessio Randon||5:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Prefatio||Alessio Randon||3:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Prex eucharistica||Alessio Randon||6:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ritus communionis||Alessio Randon||5:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lux aeterna (Communio)||Alessio Randon||1:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Libera me (Responsorium-prolixum)||Alessio Randon||6:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||In paradisum: Chorus angelorum (Antiphonae)||Alessio Randon||1:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ego sum Resurrectio (Antiphona) - Benedictus (Canticum)||Alessio Randon||6:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
For the dead or for the living?
Lest the album's title discourage those possesed of a heartily optimisitc attitude, or those who might be daunted or dismayed by the plaintive and reflective rhythmical turns Gregorian chant is wont to take at times, I advise all to LOOK CLOSER!! This music was composed primarily for the benefit of the LIVING, not the dead. The pieces here chosen are culled from the Mass of Requiem (meaning "rest") for the deceased and the Office for the Dead from the Liturgy of the Hours. Drawn as they are from Christian liturgy and the Christian mystery itself, they are in a sense a spiritual teaching tool for the Christian faithful, reminding them that in the "midst of life we are in death", and that the remedy for this inevitable eventuality is the resurrection of Christ Our Lord. It is not hopelessly pessimistic, as some might think, but cautiously optimistic, reminding us that we are called to aspire to eternal life; to which we attain only after passing through a sometimes treacherous earthbound existence, where God' s grace and the help of the saints, however, will never be wanting... SUBVENITE SANCTI DEI!
Requiem, Mass for the dead
Sorry sergi73, A Requiem Mass is indead a Roman Catholic service for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. Requiem Mass, also Missa pro defunctis, is Latin for (Mass for the deceased), and also Missa defunctorum, Latin for (Mass of the deceased). This song is just simply one of the songs within a Requiem.
I love Gregorian Chant! It's so calm and soothing! Perfect for meditation, yoga or prayer! 'Dies Irae' is my favorite chant! Very good catholic feel to these chants.