Gregorian Chant transcends the stresses of day by day life and revives the tired and wearied soul. The Chants of Mary brings together the chants of love and devotion to Mary, the Mother of god, the Theotokos, the Star of the Sea. This SACD features the Litaniae Laurentanae, the Stabat Mater, the Marian antiphons for Compline, and selected propers from the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception, the Nativity of Mary, the Annunciation, the Visitation, and the Assumption.
I am an ardent fan of Gloriæ Dei Cantores! The Chants of Mary, by the Gloriæ Dei Cantores Men’s Schola is a superb and faithful recording of ancient chants that still speak volumes today. Chant has a timeless and universal quality, though it used to be developed in a specific era of the western church. Likewise, a proper understanding of Mary’s role in salvation history, and her modeling of life in the church is making her popular again among all Christians. This recording captures the most productive of this reality! In Jesus, John Michael Talbot Founder, Minister General, and Spiritual Father The Brothers and Sisters of Charity –John Michael Talbot
To listen to The Chants of Mary is to be blessed! In case you are fond of the Blessed Mother and Gregorian chant, you are in for a real delight. From start to finish, The Chants of Mary delivers both within an impressive and glorious work of melodious art. –Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, EWTN TV Host
The Chants of Mary is a true gift for Catholic families. In a world filled with bustle, busyness and noise, the chants included on this CD provide a greatly needed respite, even as at the same time drawing our hearts closer to our Blessed Mother, and, through her, to Christ. A gift for the heart, mind, body and soul, The Chants of Mary belongs in each and every home and will be a timeless treasure in your circle of relatives’s musical library for future years. –Lisa M. Hendey, Founder and Editor of CatholicMom and writer of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms