Friday, June 15, 2007

New musical find

I am a fan of Gregorian chants. Beautiful music, but sometimes you really have to be in the mood for it.

I was bipping through the Internet this morning, and decided that I really wanted to listen to some chants while doing paperwork.

What I found was this:



Didn't get much paperwork done today.

These folks are a German band who have decided to perform Gregorian chant-inspired versions of pop and rock songs.

Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I am absolutely enthralled. I think I'll hie myself over to Hastings tomorrow and see about ordering a couple of their CD's.

If you like a -- different -- version of your favorite tune, you might give these folks a listen.

LawDog

27 comments:

Lil said...

I love these guys. Some of their remakes are even better than the originals!

Marko said...

Yeah, I have some of their CDs. Wait until you hear their version of "Comfortably Numb".

AJ said...

And here I thought I was weird for owning a copy of the "Gold Collection" CD of Gregorian Chants from the monks of St. Francis D'Assisi.
Thanks for the link, I've ordered the DVD collection.
(Now my friends are gonna KNOW I'm weird!)

Babs RN said...

Always loved the chants. This video is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

I'd forgotten how much I loved chant. Guess I'll be looking for some new CD's this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

phlegmfatale said...

This is marvelous, and I agree with lil that some are better than the originals.

Holly o:) said...

I personally like the CD Masters of Chant...one of their earlier ones, but still, very good. Of course, I'm biased because I'm also a huge fan of Sarah Brightman, and she's on the disc.

Lin said...

Surprisingly pleasant but I'll probably stick with Hildegard.

Barney said...

Hmmm...yes...well....

KBCraig said...

Nice.

You will probably enjoy the current rage of "Britain's Got Talent", Paul Potts:

Week 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA

Week 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDB9zwlXrB8

KY Person said...

Love chant, love it love it! I went to grade school before Vatican II and learned to sing it very young. I still can and sometimes we do chant at church. Love it!

Bob said...

Thanks

Loving Annie said...

The first one with those exqusite church scenes and the monks in their royal blue robes was beautiful... If I didn't believe in God, it would at least make me want to go into that church when I needed silence/to reflect...
Sometimes people build amazing places...

I think the gregorian chants that were on the radio a few years ago were incredibly sensuous.

Squeaky Wheel said...

I remember when those chants set to pop music came out somewhere around 12 years ago...I don't know what I was expecting, but it obviously wasn't what I heard, so I haven't really been a big fan of Gregorian chant since then (I was 12...gimme a break). THIS, though...this is neat.

JD said...

Dog

If you like music with a twist these guys do a rock version of old Irish folk songs (and some origial) along with playing at Epcot in Disney, worth a listen. . .

http://www.offkilter.net/
or on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lZ9jth5b8g

Anonymous said...

You guys better be careful admitting you like this music.

With this new background check thing, you might not be able to get guns anymore.
*insert joking smiley"

Tam said...

Okay, that's cool.

You'll need to let me listen to those CD's, Marko.

RobC said...

LD... I have each and every CD... now I need the DVD's!

Babs RN said...

I downloaded Masters of Chant III from Limewire. It's absolutely beautiful. "Be" is amazingly haunting.

Rorschach said...

Cool, strange and beautiful, Always a good mix. I may have to do more research....

Nathan said...

I was a bit skeptical, but after listening to those that you linked, I really enjoy it!

HerrBGone said...

OMG! That was amazing! I think I'll be off to the music store now in search of CDs...

Rebekah said...

I liked this song years ago. Very interesting version. I like it

Ann said...

I like it. Their music reminds me of the Vienna Boys' Choir's crossover CD that was released a few years back. I did a little poking around and came across Gregorian's cover of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." Wow.

IceFire said...

Wow! That was awesome! I played it for my husband, and he loved it too. We just ordered one of hte CDs from Amazon. Too bad we couldn't find volume 5. That one is definitely on our "Have to Buy" list. Thanks for putting that link on your blog. Great public service, that was! We never would have found them otherwise, and that group is DEFINITELY worth a listen!

joated said...

Fantastic sound. Thanks for posting. However, I will not get much done for the next hour or two as there are so many songs from them on You Tube--damn you!

Anonymous said...

Interesting music. To my ear, the instrumentals are distracting, though. I'd prefer to have them mixed under the vocals rather than over them, or even omitted.

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