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Gregorian Chant - Masses For Christmas, Epiphany, Etc


Release Date: 01/23/2001 
Label:  Dg Panorama Catalog #: 469241   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Connoisseurs of plainchant recordings will need no introduction to the choir of the Münsterschwarzach Benedictine Abbey, whose interesting researches into the contents of some of the earliest surviving chant manuscripts have given rise to several impressive records. This CD provides a useful sampler of their style by way of two Christmas masses, the first of which is presented complete with Ordinary chants, the second confined to the Propers. Closely recorded in a relatively unreverberant building, these are not pehaps the most magical of performances, and 1 was disappointed by the level of background hiss that has been allowed to find its way onto the disc (the LP version is no better in this respect). But these are small points; the Read more readings of the music are unfailingly intelligent, the chants for this great feast are of course amongst the best in the whole repertory, and it is a treat to have such obscure versions of them available on Compact Disc.

– Gramophone [9/1985], reviewing the original first CD release of the first and second Christmas Masses, DG 410658
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Works on This Recording

1.
First Christmas Mass by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 28 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Second Christmas Mass by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Third Christmas Mass by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 10 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Mass for Epiphany by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Liturgy for Good Friday by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Length: 18 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
Mass for Easter Sunday by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
Length: 31 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Mass for Ascension Day: Offertorium - Ascendit Deus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Mass for Ascension Day: Communion - Psallite Domino by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9.
Whitsunday: Sequentia - Veni, Sancte Spiritus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
10.
Whitsunday: Communion - Factus est by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
11.
Dedication Festival Mass by Anonymous
Conductor:  Godehard Joppich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Munsterschwarzach
Period: Medieval 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Introitus: Dominus dixit ad me
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Kyrie IV
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Gloria IV
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Graduale: Tecum principium
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Alleluia - Dominus dixit ad me
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Offertorium: Laetentur caeli
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Sanctus IV
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Agnus Dei IV
First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël): Communio: In splendoribus sanctorum
Second Mass for Christmas (Zweite Messe an Weihnachten/Seconde Messe de Noël): Communio: Exsulta filia Sion
Third Mass for Christmas (Dritte Messe an Weihnachten/Troisième Messe de Noël): Introitus: Puer natus est nobis
Third Mass for Christmas (Dritte Messe an Weihnachten/Troisième Messe de Noël): Alleluia - Dies sanctificatus
Third Mass for Christmas (Dritte Messe an Weihnachten/Troisième Messe de Noël): Communio: Viderunt omnes fines terrae
Epiphanias (Epiphany/Epiphanie): Introitus: Ecce, advenit dominator Dominus
Epiphanias (Epiphany/Epiphanie): Graduale: Omnes de Saba venient
Epiphanias (Epiphany/Epiphanie): Offertorium: Reges Tharsis
Epiphanias (Epiphany/Epiphanie): Communio: Vidimus stellam eius
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mariae Aufnahme in den Himmel/Assomption de la Vierge): Graduale: Propter veritatem
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mariae Aufnahme in den Himmel/Assomption de la Vierge): Alleluia - Adducentur regi virgines
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mariae Aufnahme in den Himmel/Assomption de la Vierge): Offertorium: Offerentur regi virgines
Good Friday (Karfreitag/Vendredi Saint): Tractus: Domine, exaudi orationem meam
Good Friday (Karfreitag/Vendredi Saint): Acclamation: Ecce lignum crucis
Good Friday (Karfreitag/Vendredi Saint): Improperia: Popule meus, quid feci tibi?
Good Friday (Karfreitag/Vendredi Saint): Antiphona: Crucem tuam adoramus
Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag/Dimanche de Pâques): Introitus: Resurrexi
Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag/Dimanche de Pâques): Graduale: Haec dies
Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag/Dimanche de Pâques): Alleluia - Pascha nostrum
Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag/Dimanche de Pâques): Sequentia: Victimae paschali laudes
Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag/Dimanche de Pâques): Offertorium: Terra tremuit et quievit
Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag/Dimanche de Pâques): Communio: Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus
Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt/Ascension du Seigneur): Offertorium I: Ascendit Deus
Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt/Ascension du Seigneur): Communio: Psallite Domino
Whitsunday (Pfingstsonntag/Pentecôte): Sequentia: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Whitsunday (Pfingstsonntag/Pentecôte): Communio: Factus est
Dedication of a Church (Kirchweihe/Dédicace d'une église): Kyrie XIV
Dedication of a Church (Kirchweihe/Dédicace d'une église): Gloria XIV
Dedication of a Church (Kirchweihe/Dédicace d'une église): Sanctus XIV
Dedication of a Church (Kirchweihe/Dédicace d'une église): Agnus Dei XIV

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