Anthology: Chants & Polyphony
The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey
Anthology: Chants and Polyphony from St. Michael’s Abbey
About the Album
The eclectic selection on this album is a cross-section of music sung at the Abbey that includes chants from the liturgy as well as motets and music from the Renaissance era. The latter are sung on more solemn occasions like Easter, Pentecost, Christmas, and the other great feasts of the liturgical year.
Singing at St. Michael’s Abbey is nothing new. Learning sacred chant starts in the seminary and becomes part of the Norbertines’ daily life. After all these centuries, the chants are still in use and retain their sacramental quality, their supple vigor, and their ability to dispose the soul for the contemplation of God and his mysteries.
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