Christmas at St Michaels Abbey

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Chants for the Three Masses of Christmas

This recording includes the proper chants of the three Masses of Christmas (Midnight, the Mass at dawn, and the Mass of the day) as sung at St. Michael’s Abbey. They are still in use after all these centuries and retain their sacramental quality, their supple vigor, and the ability to dispose the soul for the contemplation of God and His Mysteries.

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Chants for the Three Masses of Christmas

This recording includes the proper chants of the three Masses of Christmas (Midnight, the Mass at dawn, and the Mass of the day) as sung at St. Michael’s Abbey. They are still in use after all these centuries and retain their sacramental quality, their supple vigor, and the ability to dispose the soul for the contemplation of God and His Mysteries.

The repertoires of chant are almost like “dialects” of the Gregorian repertoire – there is a substantial overlap of texts and settings found in the Roman Missal (for the Mass) and Antiphonarium (for the Liturgy of the Hours), but there are items that differ in part or completely.

Track Listing:

01. Missa in Nocte: Introit
02. Missa in Nocte: Gradual
03. Missa in Nocte: Alleluia
04. Missa in Nocte: Prose
05. Missa in Nocte: Offertory
06. Missa in Nocte: Communion
07. Missa in Aurora: Introit
08. Missa in Aurora: Gradual
09. Missa in Aurora: Alleluia
10. Missa in Aurora: Offertory
11. Missa in Aurora: Communion
12. Missa in Die: Introit
13. Missa in Die: Gradual
14. Missa in Die: Alleluia
15. Missa in Die: Offertory
16. Missa in Die: Communion