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#1 Billboard Chart topper in the category of Traditional Classical albums!

For connoisseurs of beautiful Christmas music, this is a must-have for the collection. Sancta Nox: Christmas Matins from Bavaria by the Seminarians of Saint Peter Wigratzbad brings you a taste of heaven for your most deeply felt Christmas moments-presented by a group hailing from the majestic Alps in Germany’s Bavaria region.

Be transported by the peaceful sounds of Christmas Matins through Gregorian Chant and polyphonic gems. Also included is an ethereal rendition of a multi-lingual Silent Night. Reminiscent of the chanting monks of old, the choir of the Seminarians of Saint Peter Wigratzbad recorded this music in the historic St. Magnus Abbey of Bad Schussenried, built in the 12th century.

‘Tis the season to expand your playlist-enjoy this exquisite a capella Christmas repertoire!

Listen to samples:
Stille Nacht
O Magnum Mysterium
Verbum Caro Factum Est

TRACK LISTING:
1. Church bells — Initium: Dómine, lábia mea apéries [Gregorian Chant]
2. Invitatory: Christus natus est nobis [Gregorian Chant]
3. Hymn: Iesu, Redémptor ómnium [Oreste Ravanello, 1871-1938]
4. Responsory I: Hódie nobis cælórum Rex [Gregorian Chant]
5. Lesson (Isa. 40. 1-8): Consolámini [Gregorian Chant]
6. Responsory II: Hódie nobis de cælo [Gregorian Chant]
7. Lesson (Isa. 52. 1-6): Consúrge [Gregorian Chant]
8. Responsory III: Quem vidístis, pastores? [Gregorian Chant]
9. Lesson (Sermon of St. Leo the Great): Salvátor noster [Gregorian Chant]
10. Responsory IV: O magnum mystérium [Cristóbal de Morales, 1500-1553]
11. Responsory V: Beata Dei Génetrix María [Gregorian Chant]
12. Responsory VI: Sancta et immaculáta virgínitas [Raffaele Casimiri, 1800-1943]
13. Responsory VII: Beáta víscera Maríæ Vírginis [Gregorian Chant]
14. Responsory VIII: Verbum caro factum est [Hans Leo Haßler, 1564-1612]
15. Lesson (Homily of St. Augustine on John 1): In princípio erat Verbum [Gregorian Chant]
16. Te Deum laudámus (solemn tone) [Gregorian Chant]
17. Stille Nacht (Douce nuit; Silent Night; Sancta Nox) [Franz Xaver Gruber, 1787-1863]

PRODUCER: Christopher Adler 10 time Grammy Award Winner. He has produced Pavarotti, Bocelli, Monks of Norcia, Placido Domingo, Lang Lang, Seiji Ozawa, Andre Previn, Jonas Kaufmann

ENGINEER: Christian Weigl 4 time Grammy Award winning engineer. He is an internationally acclaimed music engineer and mixing specialist.