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Christmas The Night Office: Vigils

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  Track Title Length
1.   Laissez paistre vos bestes 00:01:43
8.   Verbum Caro Factum Est 00:01:04
12.   Hodie Nobis De Caelo 00:00:57



The Night Office:  Vigils

At the Great Organ:  Dom Claude Gay

Monastic Choir of St. Peter's Abbey, Solemes

It's not often you get to visit a Benedictine monastery founded in 1010 in western France, let alone experience night prayer there, on Christmas Eve, chanted in its entirety by the monastic choir in the rich acoustics of their ancient church. Yet that's the rare and unforgettable opportunity afforded by this unique recording.

Opening with an organ prelude, Christmas: The Night Office contains every part of this traditional liturgical prayer, including the inviatory, hymns, antiphons and psalms, readings and responsory, all beautifully chanted in clear Latin. The Old Testament reading is from Isaiah, while the Gospel reading is the genealogy of Christ from the beginning of Matthew.

Join the monks of Solesmes-world-renowned for their many chant recordings-as they celebrate the birth of Jesus at the same time of night he was born in Bethlehem!





    Christmas 1 Nicholas Lébegue, Laissez paistre vos bestes
    The Night Office:  Vigils 2 Versicle Domine, Labia Mea
    3 Invitatory Christus and Psalm 94
    4 Hymn Candor Aeternae
    5 Antiphon Dominus Dixit and Psalm 2
    6 Antiphon Tamquam Sponsus and Psalm 18a
    7 Antiphon Diffusa Est and Psalm 44
    8 Versicle Verbum Caro Factum Est
    9 Reading from Isaiah 11:1-10
    10 Responsory Hodie Nobis Caelorum Rex
    11 Reading from St. Leo the Great
    12 Responsory Hodie Nobis De Caelo
    13 Gospel of the genealogy, Matthew 1:1-16
    14 Hymn Te Deum
    15 Collect & Benedicamu Domino 1:20
    J.S. Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland



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