Solesmes


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Solesmes

(sôlĕm`), village (1993 est. pop. 1,284), Sarthe dept., NW France. Its famous Benedictine Abbey de Saint-Pierre de Solesmes (founded 1010) was a pilgrimage site and led in the revival of the pure Gregorian chant (see plainsongplainsong
or plainchant,
the unharmonized chant of the medieval Christian liturgies in Europe and the Middle East; usually synonymous with Gregorian chant, the liturgical music of the Roman Catholic Church.
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). The abbey church contains invaluable 15th- and 16th-century sculptures.
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Durante la Pascua viaja a Solesmes; desde finales de mayo hasta agosto, de nuevo recorre Italia: Florencia, Fiesola, Padua, Venecia, Verona.
In 1925, Father Hilario moved to the French Benedictine monastery of Solesmes, where he studied Gregorian chant and organ accompaniment.
(ed.), Les sentences des peres du desert: nouveau recueil, apophtegmes inedits ou peu connus, Solesmes: Abbaye Saint-Pierre, 1970.
Mick Channon knows what it takes to win this contest having landed the valuable prize for the past two years and he relies on Gregorian filly Solesmes, who was last seen finishing fourth at Beverley.
historiadores de la abadia de Solesmes. En ella se observa el aprecio
The erudite revival of liturgical chant championed by the Monks of Solesmes is well known, but a revival of chant was also underway in German areas, in the Cecilian movement, when Schneider presented Hildegard's "O virga ac diadema" in 1857.
The scholarly work of the monks of Solesmes, beginning in 1880, inaugurated an all-out assault, which lasted for the next 50 years, on the established pronunciation norms of French Latin.
It is this experience that so moved Simone Weil at Solesmes in 1938, where she found "a pure and perfect joy in the unimaginable beauty of the chanting and the words." (35) In similar fashion, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger has commented on the inescapable centrality of two modes of beauty at the heart of the Catholic tradition: