Gregorian Chant: Maundy Thursday
Label: PARACLETE RECORDINGS
THE MONKS OF SOLESMES
This album includes the moving Gregorian chants and prayers for the night before Jesus’ Passion, when he gave the “mandate” to love one another as he has loved us. It includes Ubi caritas and Pange Lingua. This recording reflects the unmatched authenticity which characterizes the exquisitely gracious and moving performances of Gregorian chant by the Monks of Solesmes. “Paraclete Press offers a superb list of outstanding Christian music which is magnificently performed by the monks of Solesmes.” (Reviewer’s Bookwatch) “Setting the standard for Gregorian performance.” (American Record Guide) In the late 19th century Pope Leo XIII charged the Abbey of Solesmes with the restoration and preservation of Gregorian Chant according to the original 10th-11th century manuscripts. The care and zeal with which the monks undertook this mission quickly extended the Abbey’s influence beyond Europe.