From the internationally revered Monastic Choir of the Abbey of St. Peter, Solesmes
Editor's Pick! This is the champagne of Gregorian chant. It does not get any better than this. The Monks of Solesmes have safeguarded the art and practice of Gregorian chant for many hundred years. At one point, the entire order even had to flee France, when chanting was prohibited by the Church. It was many decades before they were allowed to return from their refuge in England.
Chant is traced through its history as a vehicle for worship for over thirty centuries. However, that is not why we carry this music at Sound-Remedies.com. As per Dr. Alfred Tomatis, Gregorian chant is a perfect background soundtrack when focus and concentration are called for.
The high sounds of the tenor voices "charge" the nervous system while the tempos - based around the breath - lead to a relaxed heart rate. The net effect is a perfect psychoacoustic combination unintended in the original intention: Body relaxed/mind alert is the ideal state for accelerated learning.
The music on these CDs are taken from the 10th to the 17th centuries. Sung with extraordinary grace and style, these discs are ideal for those who seek a calm, yet stimulating sonic environment.
Dr. Tomatis recommends low volume, background use of this music to provide full spectrum auditory support. It can be played for many hours at a time.
The two albums that comprise Gregorian Medodies I and II are also available individually:
Gregorian Medodies I
Gregorian Medodies II
Click here for a wonderful book, Chanting: Discovering Spirit In Sound by Robert Gass & Katherine Brehony.
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