Anthology: Chants & Polyphony (CD)

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From St. Michael's Abbey
Chants & Polyphony

Following the success of Christmas at St. Michael's Abbey, the Norbertine Fathers of Orange County, California, released this second CD. Recorded in the Abbey's small church, this cross section of favorites includes music from the Renaissance era and chants from the liturgy sung on Easter, Pentecost, Christmas and other great feasts. After centuries of use, these chants still retain their sacramental quality. Proceeds from the sale of this CD support the relocation of the Abbey and its preparatory school. All chants in Latin. 12-page booklet includes Latin text and translations. 18 selections, total time: 64:12

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Proceeds from the sale of this CD support the relocation of the Abbey and its preparatory school.

To hear 30-second samples on your Windows Media Player, just click on SAMPLE.

1. Tu Nobis Dona – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (SAMPLE)
2. Arbor Decora – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (SAMPLE)
3. Norbertine Exultet (SAMPLE)
4. Tract - Jubilate Deo (SAMPLE)
5. Tract - Qui Confidunt
6. Tract - Cantemus Domino
7. Tract - Laudate Dominum
8. Tract - Vinea Facta Est
9. Tract - Attende Coelum
10. Tract - Sicut Cervus
11. Ave Maria – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
12. Panis Angelicus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
13. Introit - Spiritus Domini
14. Alleluia - Spiritus Sanctus
15. Alleluia & Sequence - Veni Sancte Spiritus
16. Offertory - Confirma Hoc
17. Communion - Factus Est Repente
18. Responsory - Verbum Caro
St. Michael's Abbey: Orange County, California

St. Michael's Abbey is an autonomous abbey of the Norbertine Order, which was founded in the 12th century, by St. Norbert of Xanten. The Norbertines are canons regular: Catholic clergy (priests or deacons) who live a common monastic life of poverty, chastity, and obedience under a priestly superior with daily attendance at the choral Office in the abbey church.

The Abbey's beginnings date to 1950, when a group of seven Hungarian refugees from the Abbey of St. Michael at Csorna, Hungry, fled their country and eventually came to the United States. In 1958, Cardinal McIntyre of Orange County gave his consent to erect a permanent monastic community and novitiate. The canonry currently has 47 priests and 22 men in formation studying for the priesthood.

The abbey's principal apostolate is its school, St. Michael's Preparatory School. Confreres also provide Sunday ministry at over thirty parishes and institutions in the diocese of Orange and other dioceses in Southern California. They teach at schools – from elementary to college level – throughout the Orange and Los Angeles dioceses.