Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia (CD)

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From Monastero di San Benedetto
BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia (CD)

Enjoy inspiring, beautiful Gregorian chant from Italy by The Monks of Norcia. Includes favorite Marian antiphons such as "Regina Caeli" and "Ave Regina Caelorum" but also previously unrecorded chant versions of responsories and a piece originally composed by the monks (Nos Qui Christi Iugum). Some pieces are sung by the entire group, some by smaller ensembles of monks and others by soloists, imbuing 'BENEDICTA' with a variety of sound. Recorded on location at the monastery in Norcia, Italy. 33 selections, total time 64:52

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Track list:

1. Bells from the Basilica (SAMPLE)
2. Sequence Ave Maria…virgo serena (SAMPLE)
3. Capitulum Dominus possedit me (SAMPLE)
4. Responsory Nihil Inquinatum (SAMPLE)
5. Antiphon Ait Dominus
6. Responsory Beatissimae
7. Antiphon Regali ex progenie
8. Responsory Solem justitiae
9. Capitulum Ecce virgo concipiet
10. Responsory Gaude Maria
11. Antiphon Gabriel Angelus
12. Responsory Sancta et immaculate
13. Antiphon Rubum quem viderat
14. Antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater
15. Antiphon Tuam ipsius animam
16. Capitulum Cui comparabo te?
17. Responsory Vadis Propitiator
18. Antiphon Ave Regina Caelorum
19. Antiphon Laetare Virgo Mater
20. Antiphon Regina Caeli
21. Hymn Concordi laetitia
22. Capitulum Benedixit te
23. Responsory Vidi speciosam
24. Antiphon Virgo Prudentissima
25. Responsory Virgo parens Christi
26. Antiphon Sub tuum praesidium
27. Capitulum Ab initio
28. Responsory Ave Maria
29. Hymn O gloriosa Domina
30. Hymn Ave maris stella
31. Antiphon Nos qui Christi iugum
32. Antiphon Salve Regina
33. Benedicta

Monastero di San Benedetto: Norcia, Italy

The Monastero di San Benedetto was founded in Rome in 1998. In 2000 the tiny band of American monks was offered the opportunity to bring monastic life back to the town of Norcia, the birthplace of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, where monasteries had existed from the 10th to the 19th centuries. There they chant the Divine Office in Latin in what remains of an ancient monastery built on the site of the saints' 5th century family home on the central piazza by the Basilica.

The present monastery houses only 15 monks. With the happy problem of a steady stream of vocations and inquirers, the monks have purchased an abandoned 16th century monastery which sits on a ridge above the town. The monks plan to reside at the new Abbey and to keep the Basilica site as a place to welcome pilgrims and offer a daily chanted Mass. There remains an enormous project of design, labor and fundraising to make the grand plan a reality.