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Requiem: The Fraternity (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter)  Stereo CD – Sony Classical 

Requiem: The Fraternity (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter)  Stereo CD – Sony Classical 

Requiem: The Fraternity (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter)  Stereo CD – Sony Classical 88985 41735 2 (5/12/17) TT: 54:34 **** Ethereal music will soothe and inspire you What a lovely and utterly absorbing disc. It’s a selection of (mostly) Gregorian Chants performed by The Fraternity, a small choral group  – an international community considered one of the top specialists in Gregorian Chant in the world. This disc is their debut major label release. There’s 20 tracks of just sublime music here, recorded in an acoustic space the is just right for these chants. The tracks are not all vocal; track 2 is just a lonely tolling of a bell. The rest of the program consists of traditional chants, and the disc was a perfect respite from the hackneyed holiday music that is blaring in every shopping mall, airport and Christmas Tree lot. It’s not really holiday music, but rather a solemn funeral mass, but it still works for the season. Although this music will bring back many memories of the Latin mass, any listener should find this music calming and reverential. Musically, this is a flawless performance. It’s ethereal, mystical and absorbing. The recording was done at Our Lady of […]