Christmas Chant

The monks of Prinknash and the nuns of Stanbrook abbeys sing excerpts from the dawn and midnight masses and other traditional Latin plainsong for the season of Christmas. The large, warm acoustic of Stanbrook Abbey chapel is perfect to enable this lovely devotional music to flower. Full texts in Latin and English are supplied.
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"Wonderfully soothing stuff" Classical Music

"The unique appeal of the Saydisc recording lies in the short hymns and antiphons which round off the programme. A single nun sings Angelus ad virginem, with short interjections from the nuns’ choir – the Saydisc performance appeals through its simplicity - and it may well be closer to the sound that Chaucer imagined Nicholas the clerk making when he tells us in the Miller’s Tale that he sang it of an evening. [If] you are looking for something fresh this Christmas, something untouched by any hint of professionalism or commercialism, soothing music, authentically performed and well recorded, this CD joins several other recommendable seasonal recordings from Saydisc and its sister label Amon Ra." [Brian Wilson, Music Web International]

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