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Buy Gregorian Chant Music

Updated on September 25, 2012

Quick History of Gregorian Chant Music ..

Quick History of Gregorian Chant Music's Modern Popularity

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Gregorian Chant Music has received a modern revival in interest and availability. Its really quite an amazing modern marvel to be able to plug in your headphones to a tiny music player and listen to ancient songs of praise and devotion performed authentically and recorded in actual monasteries. The meeting of the old and new world inside your head and soul is truly magical.

The fans of Gregorian Chant music are quite diverse, for many the songs bring back powerful memories of holiday mass, others have Hollywood associations of hooded figures skulking through abbeys ... but almost all, sense a deep calm and tranquility when they truly allow themselves to sit back and allow the ancient tones to overcome them.

The modern revival of Gregorian Chant Music is a welcome and thriving culture, new recordings of ancient and well practiced songs are made in ever increasing recording quality and great Gregorian Chants can be found in LP, cassette, Cd, mp3 and direct digital download, Gregorian Chant is not uncommon to hear in movie themes and even has its place in blockbuster Hollywood fluff such as The Da Vinci Code. More sound coverage of Gregorian Chant can be seen on a recent HBO documentary and "monk music" has hit Top 10 in the UK music charts!

Best choices for Gregorian Chant Music - Monks Sing!
Best choices for Gregorian Chant Music - Monks Sing!

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Gregorian Chant makes everything feel bigger

 I most enjoy the uplifting and otherwordly effects of meditative Gregorian Chant when working alone in deepest hours of the night in my darkened office. A slight light coming from my monitors, the glow and hum of the electronics and the sound of saints singing transforms my congested workspace into a peaceful and expansive getaway.

Its quite hard to keep ones mind stuck in the concrete and mundane when you listen to any of the top quality "Plainchant" recordings now available from very disparate abbeys. The sound forces you to think and release and simply experience. Regardless of ones Ideology, one of the "Chant" albums should be listened to from start to finish - by candlelight if possible.

The Best of Gregorian Chant - a Reverent Serenity

My favorite Gregorian Chant albums happen to also be some of the most popular of the sacred and ancient music sections of most online retailers. There are many, many more worth listening to and experiencing for yourself, but the main contenders can boast truly superior recording quality and a very concise and appropriate song selection.

My tastes in music vary all over the board from T-Bone Walker to 80's Punk and even 90's Hip-Hop and Grunge, I also dont speak Latin, yet the more I hear and experience "Plainchant" the more a spot in my heart widens to store the 'Chant" sound. Of my three favorites, there are actually 3 distinct orders performing. The "Capella Gregoriana" of the "Lost in Meditation :Gregorian Chant' album are actual Gregorian Monks, The Monks of Santo Domingo and the album(s) "Chant" are Benedictine Monks and the monks who perform "Chant: Music for The Soul" and appear in Top Ten Monks are The Cistercian Monks of Stift 

The Best of Gregorian Chant
The Best of Gregorian Chant

Buy Gregorian Chant Music - Top 3 Chant Music

The Top 3 Gregorian Chant Albums based on Commercial Popularity

Buy Chant Music For The Soul

Chant Music For The Soul

Buy Chant Album: The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo

The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo

Buy Lost in Meditation: Meditative Gregorian Chant

Meditative Gregorian Chant

Chant - The sound of ancients

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The first place I ever heard and saw Gregorian Chant was in a traveling museum display in the Cloisters Museum in NYC, the meticulous detail of illuminated manuscripts is awesome. In the age of Kindles and laptops every household should have at least one real true handcrafted, human book. These Illuminated Bibles are a great start.


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      mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      you have created a wonderful hub on the Gregorian chant. I took a course in college many years ago and had to study this music style. I think it was music appreciation or some such thing. Regardless, this is a fitting tribute to a beautiful style of music. Thank you for writing it-definitely a thumbs up.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Thanks for sharing. Flag up and awesome!

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      ChuckHuckaby 6 years ago from USA

      Gregorian Chant is beautiful... But I also like Anglican chant as well. If people want to learn a simple chant method, Lutheran chant is accessible through a little Psalter (psalm book) called "Reading the Psalms with Luther".

      But Lutherans also use Gregorian Chant in societies like the Lutheran Liturgical Prayer Brotherhood that provides sample chants in MP3 at their website... those are in English based on the King James Version of the Bible.

      Reformed Protestants tend to sing metrical psalms instead of chanting but that isn't always true...