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Advent: The Gregorian Singers

by Gregorian Singers , Monte Mason

Advent: The Gregorian Singers
Publication date: 2004-09-01
ISBN: 9780898694338
Monte Mason and the Gregorian Singers of Minneapolis present a concert of music not limited to the liturgical confines of the season of Advent, but which expounds on the concept of advent and includes themes from Christmas and Epiphany. Not only do we hear Advent standards such as "Creator of the Stars of Night" and "St. Olaf's Sequence," but we are also treated to a rare performance of Hugo Distler's Christmas Story based on the music "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming" and several unpublished original carols written by members of the Singers. Plainsong, hymns, and anthems alike make up a varied and engaging performance. Listen especially to the beautiful arrangement of the gospel hymn "Softly and Tenderly" which has become the signature piece by the Gregorian Singers.

Recorded in the live acoustic of two cathedrals, St. Mark's in Minneapolis and St. Paul's in St. Paul, the Gregorian Singers are supported by the Ascension Youth Choir, the Consort of Viols, and an Orff Ensemble and Instrumentalists. 


1 A Peal for St. Paul's
2 Jesu Redemptor omnium
3 Jesus Came, Adored by Angels
4 Sunday School Songs (Set 1): Softly and Tenderly
5 'Twas in the Year that King Uzziah Died
6 Creator of the Stars of Night
7 The Babe of Bethlehem
8 Psalm 85: Benedixisti Domine
9 Ah, Think Not the Lord Delayeth
10 Down in Yon Forest
11 Saviour Eternal * Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10
12 I. Einleitungschor Das Volk, so im Finstern wandelt
II. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte
13 1. Choral Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
14 2. Choral Das Rös;eom, das ich meine Das Magnificat
15 3. Choral Wir bitten dich von herzen
16 III. Schlusschor Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet
17 O Ye Little Flock
18 Vamos al portal
19 Tower Bells from The Cathedral of St. Paul

Gregorian Singers, Monte Mason