Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Chant: the origins, form, practice, and healing power of Gregorian chant

Book Cover
Average Rating
Bell Tower,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Since the spring of 1994 there have been sales of almost two million copies of the Angel recording of Chant, sung by the Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain. People are drawn irresistibly to its peaceful sound, but very few of them know anything about the tradition or meaning of Gregorian Chant or understand the language in which it is sung. In this companion book, which includes the full text of the Chant CD with translations from the Latin, Katharine Le Mee traces the historical and liturgical sources of the chant and provides answers to everyone's questions about what Gregorian Chant is, how it is written and sung, the latest research on its therapeutic qualities, and the extraordinary effect its simple, pure, unaccompanied tones can have on the body, mind, and heart. At a time when we are all feeling so overworked and under pressure, the calm, measured, almost transcendent sound of the monks singing these ancient melodies seems to put us in touch with our true selves. It is as though, in listening to their song, we share in the monks' aspirations, devotion, and experience. The sudden popularity of this music today -- after 1,300 years -- is indicative of the deep spiritual hunger manifesting everywhere. Here is a book that explains how and in what ways Gregorian Chant can begin to nourish us and transform our lives.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 6fbfb648-726e-0a24-5dff-2a7cd4a36f26
Grouping Title chant the origins form practice and healing power of gregorian chant
Grouping Author le mée katharine w
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
Last Indexed 2019-01-16 04:42:39AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Le Mée, Katharine W.
author_display Le Mée, Katharine W
available_at_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
detailed_location_santafe La Farge
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 6fbfb648-726e-0a24-5dff-2a7cd4a36f26
isbn 9780517700372
item_details ils:.b11214673|.i17215729|La Farge|782.32 Le M|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||lf||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-01-16T11:42:39.975Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe 782.32 Le M
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
primary_isbn 9780517700372
publishDate 1994
record_details ils:.b11214673|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Bell Tower,|c1994.|169 p. : music ; 16 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11214673 .i17215729 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Gregorian chants -- History and criticism
title_display Chant : the origins, form, practice, and healing power of Gregorian chant
title_full Chant : the origins, form, practice, and healing power of Gregorian chant / Katharine Le Mée
title_short Chant :
title_sub the origins, form, practice, and healing power of Gregorian chant
topic_facet Gregorian chants, History and criticism