Christmas & Easter
Format: COMPACT DISC
Gajard, Dom Joseph; Choeur des Moines de l'Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes
This is the first modern release of the 1955 Decca mono recordings of Gregorian Chant for Christmas and Easter (originally on two LPs) by the Choir of the Monks of the Abbey of Saint Pierre de Solesmes conducted by Dom Joseph Gajard, O.S.B. With notes by the leading expert in Gregorian Chant recordings, Father Jerome F. Weber, this atmospheric album will appeal to scholars and enthusiasts alike. Dom Joseph Gajard professed his vows in 1911. Three years later he took the position of choir director, which he held until 1971. In addition to many recordings with the Monks of Solesmes, he recorded fifteen albums with the nuns of Argentan, as well as with the Trappist monks of Spencer (USA) and the Pius X School students in New York.