Chant / Chant II Product Information
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Chant / Chant II by Benedictine Monks Of was released Jun 30, 2009 on the Spring House label. The 2009 double-disc reissue of the 1994 Angel sensation Chant, and the 1995 follow-up, Chant II, allows listeners to make comparisons of the albums and possibly to determine that the first release was all most listeners really needed. Chant / Chant II Sacred music, and Gregorian chant in particular, became a widespread obsession in the mid-'90s, thanks to the overwhelming international success of Chant, a reissue of recordings originally made in 1980-1981 that made stars of the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos. Chant / Chant II In 1995, Chant II was released, though recordings of poorer quality from 1972 were used. Chant / Chant II Gregorian chant had been a central part of Roman Catholic liturgy for over a millennium, though its rediscovery by a laity unfamiliar with sacred music seemed a part of a growing religious awareness. Chant / Chant II The audience for this music ranged from Christian traditionalists who sought music with a deep spiritual feeling, to casual listeners who were attracted to any sort of soothing background music for reflection or meditation. Chant / Chant II Chant was not necessarily the best recording of Gregorian chants, for the monks' singing is sometimes ragged on beginnings of phrases, and the articulation of consonants is a bit sloppy, though this matters little in the highly resonant acoustic of the Teatro Real in Madrid, which covers a multitude of vocal errors. Chant / Chant II Fortunately, the background ambience is relatively noise-free and superior to other in situ chant recordings. The fact that Chant II was inferior in sound quality to its predecessor did little to hinder its sales, though a side by side comparison of the albums shows that the audio is more compressed here, and some tape hiss and crackling is still noticeable, despite a thorough digital mastering. Chant / Chant II is a 2-disc set. ...See Full Description
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|CD Universe Part number||7947328|
|Release Date||Jun 30, 2009|
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