Monday, July 28, 2008

Interview with Chant CD Monk

Hat tip to Jeffrey Tucker for posting this excerpt from an interview with a spokesman from Stift Heiligenkreuz, a 12th-century Cistercian monastery near Vienna. The monks there have recorded a chant CD that has hit the top of the charts worldwide. This happened once before with the monks of Santo Domingo de Silos and likely will fade as quickly, but the best part of this go around is that the monks are taking the opportunity to teach about Gregorian chant while they have the limelight. Check out the interview at the SF Chronicle.

1 comment:

Mary Jane said...

I think this is a great recording. And I think the choice of the office for the dead and the requiem are interesting. Most people have never heard these chants. Maybe they'll read the liner notes and demand chant at their own funerals.