Producer: Joseph Scarpa
Engineer: Fred Guarino
Consultant: Angelo DiPippo
Recorded at: Tiki Recording Studios Glen Cove, NY
Cover Concept: Jay Barbieri
Design: Doerte Lau
These gifted women bIend their angelic voices into ethereal, ritual chants to elevate your consciousness and
uplift your soul. Perfect for meditation, spiritual practices or quiet inner contemplation, their soaring harmonies
will remind you of the echoing stone halls of a medieval abbey.
NAV - New Age Voice
This is a Christian Program. It is Christian, because the Gregorian chanting is the traditional liturgical chanting of
the Catholic Church. An ancient intonation formulas by Byzantine and Gallic singing, folklore of German and
Celtic tribes was synthesized in this chanting, having passed some selection and working. In its main features
the Gregorian chanting was formed in the eighth century on the territory of modern France, Switzerland, Southern
Germany and Northern Italy. Texts are taken from the Bible and are performed in Latin. This is a short
What concerns the musical analysis, I can tell that a specific feature of the Gregorian Chanting is singing of
several tones on one syllable. An irregular sequence of long and short prolongations is characteristic to the
rhythm. The finest rhythmical characteristics (light accents, slight increase or decrease of prolongations).
For the Daughters of Mary the performing of Gregorian chants is an integral part of their life. Their time is divided
between work and prayer. Every day, morning and evening they are addressing to the God in their singing. And
this is not a simple tradition, but a living action, associated with a something being beyond the human reason.
The Gregorian Chant is a specific language, some code, by means of which there can be established a
connection with a Highest World, the world of finest energies. This World differs from the world of ordinary
communication of the people. That is why the womens’ voices sounding on the CD are so high, light and pure.
Specific features of a temple architecture (closed premise with concave surfaces) focus the voices, directing
them higher. In a monodian (many-voice) combination of soloist and chorus singing is an ideal harmony, exact
intonations and absolute unity in the prayer. An extreme spiritual sensitivity are cleaning thoughts, lighten and
refines a soul. It becomes like a peacefully breathing ocean broad, free and endless merging with an
unreachable height and purity in transparen blue sky. The ecstasy of Divine Love, dissolving and happiness in
a great unity. The way home to the loving embraces of the Father. The Lord is inside me, and I am inside Him.
Yes, this is a Christian program, but one does not need to be a Christian to be inspired with a state of high
spiritual uplifting, the feeling of the Divine Love and Beauty, which present in SPIRIT so brightly. The main thing
is that peace, accordance and harmony will stay inside the listener. And then the inner light of the soul will join
the world stream of the Divine.
Musical Gazette (Republic of Belarus)
February 24, 2000