This is a tried and true beginner’s guide to the singing and understanding of Gregorian chant. Developed at The Community of Jesus, an ecumenical community in the Benedictine monastic tradition, which chants the Divine Offices in Latin each day, The Song of Prayer shows how Gregorian chant takes Christians back to a time when there was unity among the churches. Readers will learn the basics of Gregorian chant, with some preliminary instruction in Latin, chant notation, its history and development, and theology.
128 pages. A beautiful, instructional 45-minute CD accompanies the book.
Located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, The Community of Jesus has been active in the Gregorian chant revival for three decades.