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Fraternity (Priestly Fraternity Of St. Peter), The / Requiem
Album:Requiem Collection:Classical
Artist:Fraternity (Priestly Fraternity Of St. Peter), The Added:11/2017
Label:Sony Latin 

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Add Date:2017-11-19 Pull Date:2018-01-21 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2017-11-18 
This recording presents the ancient Gregorian chant repertoire for the Mass and burial of the dead, commonly known as the Requiem. The Requiem elicits the sadness of mourning and inspires hope for the Christian afterlife. The chant expresses a spirit of rest or repose, which is the meaning of “Requiem.” The chant melodies go back to Roman times and may also include ancient Byzantine sources. The CD booklet includes the Latin and English texts, along with descriptions of when in the Mass and burial proceedings each part of the Requiem is sung. Famous Requiems include those of Mozart and the Romantic-era masterpiece of Fauré. Most tracks are monophonic (one-voiced) Gregorian chants, but the last two are polyphonic motets, by Palestrina (1524-1594) and Giovanni Battista Martin (1708-1784), one of Mozart’s teachers. The Fraternity began in 1988 in Rome, but is now a worldwide community of young priests that include skilled and committed singers of Gregorian chant.

Track Listing
1.Anon: Antiphon, Exsultábunt Dómino (5:00) 11.Anon: Agnus Dei (0:50)
2.Tolling Of The Bell (0:46) 12.Anon: Communion Antiphon, Lux Ætérna (0:48)
3.Anon: Responsory, Subveníte Sancti Dei (3:05) 13.Anon: Responsory, Líbera Me (4:40)
4.Anon: Introit, Réquiem Ætérnam (2:01) 14.Anon: Antiphon, In Paradísum (1:17)
5.Anon: Kýrie Eléison (1:42) 15.Anon: Antiphon, Ego Sum With The Canticle Of Zachary (4:03)
6.Anon: Gradual, Réquiem Ætérnam (3:19) 16.Anon: Responsory, Qui Lázarum (2:11)
7.Anon: Tract, Absólve Dómine (2:32) 17.Anon: Responsory, Dómine Quando Véneris (3:44)
8.Anon: Sequence, Dies Iræ (5:51) 18.Anon: Responsory, Peccántem Me (2:14)
9.Anon: Offertory, Dómine, Jesu Christe (7:03) 19.Palestrina: Pie Jesu Dómine (2:02)
10.Anon: Sanctus (0:44) 20.Martini: Réquiem Ætérnam (0:51)