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Customer Reviews

These monks can show some professional choirs, how it should be done.

Often when Gregorian Chant is sung by professional singers, technically it's better, but it often takes away the 'prayerfulness' away from the main text. Few professional choirs achieve a real sense of faith in their voices. This CD has a real sense of atmosphere. There is room in the market for both interpretations.

Great tone

This new recording presents a lighter tone than other collections of plainchant. There's certainly something different here so if you're a big plainchant fan, it's definitely worth trying. Some voices suit different kinds of meditation, so it's not a bad idea to have a few different collections. The performance is very professional, certainly no problems with intonation etc, but it also has a very genuine, natural feel to it. The cover makes it look a bit commercialised but so what - if anything it means plainchant has awoken interest in the market, which can't possibly be a bad thing.

ho hum...

Mediocre. I am a big fan of plainchant but the tracks I listened to on this album were disappointing. My first serious exposure to plainchant was when I bought the album "The Abbey" recorded in Downside Abbey. Listen to that for a comparison and add your comments.


Formed: Vienna, Austria

Genre: Classical

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Based at the Abbey of Stift Heiligenkreuz, in the Vienna woods area of Austria, the Cistercian Monks came to the attention of the pop music and classical crossover-buying audience with the release of the album Chant: Music for the Soul -- (the album was entitled Chant: Music for Paradise in Europe) in 2008. The album, a collection of the monks participating in the "sung prayer" that is Gregorian chant, was a hit the world over, bringing a fair amount of attention -- not to mention financial windfall...
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