Assumption (CD)

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From the Abbey of Notre Dame
de Fontgombault, France
Gregorian Chant

When attending a liturgical Office in the beautiful abbey church of Our Lady of Fontgombault, one is easily penetrated with the prayerful atmosphere diffused by the chant of the monks. Simplicity, respect, peaceful devotion: everything leads to divine praise. The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the great summer feast of the Virgin, has a double importance to the monks of Fontgombault. Besides being the Patroness of France, Our Lady in the mystery of her Assumption is also the Patroness of the Abbey of Fontgombault. This CD includes the chants of the Mass and the Office of Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, by the monks with organ accompaniment. Includes the complete Latin text with English translation.

20 selections
Total time: 54:01

For a track list and audio samples (using your Windows Media Player), select the MORE PRODUCT INFO tab below.

Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Monastery: Hulbert, Oklahoma

Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek in Oklahoma is a contemplative Benedictine community founded in 1999. Its origins date to the early 1970s, when six University of Kansas students went to the French Abbey Notre Dame de Fontgombault thinking they would soon return to establish their own monastery, bringing renewal to American Catholicism and society. But the demands of monastic life and obedience intervened, and it was not until 25 years later that they, along with seven fellow monks, returned to America to start Clear Creek, establishing the first foundation for men of the Benedictine Congregation of Solesmes in America.

In ten years the monastery has grown from 13 to 30 monks who are intent on building a community that will "last for a thousand years." Many families have settled near the monastery in order to share in the monks' life of prayer. The Latin rite is used both for Mass and the daily offices. They maintain a working farm and orchard, raise sheep, make furniture, and care for a huge vegetable garden. Today Gregorian chant can be heard in more and more parishes across the Tulsa diocese, where ordinary church choirs have learned Gregorian chant from the monks.

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

1. Organ: Plein jeu and Fugue, from the "livre d'orgue" of Pierre du Mage (1684-1740) (SAMPLE)
2. Introit "Signum Magnum" (SAMPLE)
3. Kyrie IX
4. Gloria IX
5. Alleluia "Assumpta est Maria"
6. Credo V
7. Sanctus IX
8. Agnus IX
9. Communion "Beatam me dicent"
10. "Deus in adjutorium" (SAMPLE) Antiphons and Psalms
11. "Assumpta est Maria" (SAMPLE)
12. "Maria Virgo Assumpta est"
13. "In Odorem"
14. "Pulchra es"
15. Capitulum
16. Short Response
17. Hymn "Ave Maria Stella"
18. Verse "Exaltata est"
19. Antiphon and Magnificat
20. Recessional: organ suite of faux-bourdons in dialogue, Anonymous (16th Century)
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These Gregorian Chant CDs are absolutely the best I've ever heard, and I've heard many. These are so peaceful, reverent and awe-inspiring. I will definitely be ordering again.