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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Music Review: Ecce Fiat - The Annunciation
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Ecce Fiat – The Annunciation is the first Gregorian chant recording of the Monastic Choir of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Hulbert, OK. This album, perfectly suited for the time leading up to Christmas, includes the principle chants, which occur in the Divine Office and Holy Mass for the feast of the Annunciation.

I received a copy of this album and can wholeheartedly attest to its beauty.  I most highly recommend this to all of you as a wonderful addition to your collection, thus allowing you to listen to beautiful and sacred music at home, in your car, and on your Ipod.  It is stunningly beautiful!  Please click here to listen to a sample.
1. Sequence Mittit ad Virginem
2. Mass of the Feast of the Annunciation, Introit Vultum tuum
3. Gradual Diffusa est
4. Alleluia Ave Maria
5. Offertory Ave Maria
6. Communion Ecce Virgo
7. Vespers Deus in adjutorium
8. Antiphon Missus est
9. Antiphon Ave Maria
10. Antiphon Ne timeas, Maria
11. Antiphon Dabit ei Dominus
12. Antiphon Ecce ancilla Domini with psalmody
13. Prolix Responsory Gaude Maria
14. Hymn Ave maris stella
15. Magnificat Antiphon of 1st Vespers Spiritus Sanctus
16. Benedictus Antiphon of Lauds Quomodo fiet istud
17. Short Responsory Angelus Domini
18. Versicle and Responsory
19. Magnificat Antiphon of 2nd Vespers Gabriel Angelus
20. Collect prayer of the feast of the Annunciation
21. Antiphon of Compline Ave Regina Caelorum
22. Hymn Salutatio Sanctae Mariae
23. Angelus prayer and the bells of Clear Creek
24. Pax aeterna
  
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located in the diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was founded in 1999 by Notre-Dame de Fontgombault, a French Abbey which belongs to the Solesmes Congregation, as does Clear Creek. The Patron Saint of Clear Creek Abbey is the Blessed Virgin Mary under the mystery of her Annunciation. 
 
Like the other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, Clear Creek Abbey belongs to those institutes of religious life entirely dedicated to contemplative prayer, without apostolic works. A particular emphasis is placed on the solemn celebration of the liturgy in the Traditional (Tridentine) Rite.

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