Vir Dei Benedictus - Liturgy Of The Solemnity Of Saint Benedict - 180g LP

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Vir Dei Benedictus - Liturgy Of The Solemnity Of Saint Benedict - 180g LP
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Fone Records - LP070 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Pure Analogue Recording , Mastering & Cutting

Club 496 - Only 496 Copies Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed in Germany

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Limited Edition
• 33 rpm
• Pure Analogue Recording & Cutting
• Cutting Machine wired by Signoricci
• One-Stage Pressing Process
• Heavy Quality Sleeves
• Signoricci Vinyl Printed in Germany
• Produced in only 496 copies

Monastic Choir of the Abbey of Montecassino. 
Stefano Concordia OSB - conductor, organist

 Pieve del Convento dei Cappuccini in Peccioli in Italy The chants of the Graduale Romanum, commonly called Gregorian chant, put in many respects the root of all European musical culture is, and in some places in Europe there is a continues to this day, almost 1500 years old tradition of maintaining this unique music good. One of these places is the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino with its famous Monk Schola. In the present production here from the house Fone the Benedictine monks sing the complete liturgy for the Feast of St. Benedict, so fair and Holy Office, accompanied by an organ prelude of a later period. The uptake by Giulio Cesare Ricce makes the special quality of Gregorian chant experience that results from the connection arrhythmic unanimity with monumental acoustics.

The rich reverberation of the monastery is depicted here in such detail that it seems almost to feel the cool cloister walls around. This record is for friends of historical performance practice and meditative hours a must! Mastering by Giulio Cesare Ricci purely analog his Ampex 2-track analog machine, even the one-stage section is implemented purely analog, was pressed in Germany on high quality 180g Virgin -Vinyl. Strictly limited to 496 pieces! LIMITED EDITION Printed in Germany Pure Analogue Recording Pure Analogue Cutting Cutting Machine One-Stage Pressing Process


Giulio Cesare Ricci
valve microphones: Neumann U 47, M 49
preamplificatori microfonici, advanced mike pre-amplifiers: Nagra, analog tape recorders: Nagra 4S
"Vir Dei Benedictus: Liturgy of the Solemnity of Saint Benedict" Monastic Choir of the Abbey of Montecassino Stefano Concordia
Conductor and organist Stefano Concordia O.S.B. completed his studies of piano and music theory at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. In 1989 he entered the Abbey of Montecassino and in 1995 was ordained to the priesthood. At the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome he studied organ with Giancarlo Parodi, Gregorian chant with Alberto Turco and Nino Albarosa and Choral Direction with Walter Marzilli. He is invited professor of Gregorian chant at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome.
1 Campane della Basilica Cattedrale di Montecassino
Organ prelude
Johann Gottfried WALTHER (1684-1748):
"Concerto del Sig.r Tomaso Albinoni appropriato all'Organo" 7.35
2 Allegro 7.38
3 Adagio
4 Allegro
5 Introito Gaudeamus 2.48
6 Graduale Domine praevenisti  3.53
7 Tratto Beatus vir qui timet 3.15
8 Sequenza Laeta quies 2.19
9 Offertorio Iustus ut palma 1.26
10 Comunione Gustate et videte 1.54
11 Organ postlude
Charles-Marie WIDOR (1822-1890)
Toccata dalla Sinfonia nr. 5 op. 42 5.39
12 Inno Hymn Surge quid cessas 3.14
13 Antifona Antiphon Fuit vir 2.28
14 Antifona Antiphon Beatus vir 1.58
15 Antifona Antiphon Gloriosus 2.14
16 Antifona Antiphon Erat vir 2.50
17 Antifona Antiphon Vir Dei Benedictus 1.59
18 Responsorio Breve Sancte Pater Benedicte 1.31
19  Antifona al Magnificat
(Primi Vespri) Exsultet omnium 2.47
20 Antifona al Magnificat
(Secondi Vespri) Hodie sanctus Benedictus  2.34
21 Antifona al Benedictus Sanctissime 1.58
22 Inno (tono Cassinese)
Te lucis ante terminum 1.51
23 Inno di ringraziamento Te Deum 5.40
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Vir Dei Benedictus - Liturgy Of The Solemnity Of Saint Benedict - 180g LP

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