Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers

'But the cold stones of the Abbey Church ring with a chant that glows with living flame, with clean, profound desire. It is an austere warmth, the warmth of Gregorian Chant. It never wears you out by making a lot of cheap demands on your sensibilities.'
Thomas Merton - The Seven Storey Mountain

On this Thanksgiving Holiday 2005 sample that austere warmth with this two minute audio file of the superb Choeur Grégorien de Nantes singing Kyrie X1 "Cum Jubilo" in the first mode on the Art et Musique label -

Photo credit - Abbey de Solesmes

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