Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola has been praised by the New York Times for "expert renditions of Gregorian Chant" and "excellence of interpretation" by Fanfare Magazine. Their daily singing of Gregorian chant brings this vibrant and living form of sung prayer to life in these three stunning SACD's. In The Chants of Angels, using the ancient melodies and texts of the early church, each Gregorian chant depicts a new aspect or story of these heavenly guardians, guides and friends. In The Chants of Mary, we hear the Stabat Mater, the Marian antiphons for Compline, propers from the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception, the Nativity of Mary, the Annunciation, the Visitation, and the Assumption. In The Chants of The Holy Spirit, the chants tell us of the disciples waiting in the Upper Room, the rush of wind, the tongues of fire, and the spreading of the Gospel in the two masses for the Feast of Pentecost and Guillaume Dufay's Veni Creator Spiritus. These ancient chants still speak volumes today in this essential collection by the Schola that sets the example time and again.
“Three of the finest chant CDs have been released by Gloriæ Dei Cantores. Be transported to a timeless place of eternal beauty.”
Kansas City Star
- “Not even the most seasoned monastic group delivers it better than the Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola.”
American Record Guide
“I am so happy that the Cantores have embraced audiophile surround sound as it adds a whole new dimension to their already generally superb recorded legacy...The voices on this recording infiltrate the room, flooding it with an inescapable beauty that envelopes the ears and transports the senses...a living and vibrant faith, and one hears this in every syllable of the Cantores' singing...The full texts and translations, along with little blurbs to guide us along in the journey, are tasteful in the extreme and colorfully done in a premium presentation effort.”
- “This is yet another superb production from a source that sets the example time and time again. Do delve into the clear, cool waters of Gregorian chant – and this is a perfect place to start.”