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Love Gregorian Chant but can't sing it? The Chant School podcast is designed to help you sing the ancient chants of the Church with ease.

In the Chant School, you will learn the most ancient melodies and texts in the Christian tradition. St. Hugh of Cluny once spoke of how the learning, practicing, and singing of Gregorian chant is a sure way to grow in holiness, in closeness to the Word, and in submission to the discipline of singing God’s praises. Floriani has taken these words to heart, and it is our intent to inspire and educate the next generation of Catholic musicians in the spirit of this beautiful inheritance. We hope you enjoy learning how to sing Gregorian Chant -- the greatest artistic treasure of the Catholic Church!

Chant School Floriani

    • Religion & Spirituality

Love Gregorian Chant but can't sing it? The Chant School podcast is designed to help you sing the ancient chants of the Church with ease.

In the Chant School, you will learn the most ancient melodies and texts in the Christian tradition. St. Hugh of Cluny once spoke of how the learning, practicing, and singing of Gregorian chant is a sure way to grow in holiness, in closeness to the Word, and in submission to the discipline of singing God’s praises. Floriani has taken these words to heart, and it is our intent to inspire and educate the next generation of Catholic musicians in the spirit of this beautiful inheritance. We hope you enjoy learning how to sing Gregorian Chant -- the greatest artistic treasure of the Catholic Church!

    Gemma Caelestis | Benedict, Precious Jewel of the King of Heaven

    Gemma Caelestis | Benedict, Precious Jewel of the King of Heaven

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    Benedict, precious jewel of the King of Heaven,
    Model for the just and way for monks,
    Call us forth
    From this troubled world.

    Spurning what was base,
    you set your heart on the stars.
    You made heirs of your parents,
    For you, God's perfect vessel,
    Were fit to repair a shattered one.

    Great among a small company of hermits
    You overcame your youthfulness
    and excelled in your labor
    As you fervently undertook
    The narrow beginnings of the strict life.

    When a youth was buried
    in the rubble of a collapsing wall,
    He was raised up as soon as you prayed;
    With your prayer you restored
    Sense to his flesh and health to his body.

    You saw your sister's soul, unknown to sin,
    Attain the very heights
    Of starry heaven
    In the form of a gentle dove.

    After this marvel you in turn
    Sought starry heights, having mastered this life;
    Your cloak shone forth
    A flaming path charged with light.

    Glory to the Father, to the Only Begotten,
    And to you, loving Spirit,
    Always their equal,
    One God for all ages. Amen.

    • 19 min
    Tu Trinitatis Unitas | A Hymn for the Blessed Trinity

    Tu Trinitatis Unitas | A Hymn for the Blessed Trinity

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    O Three in One, and One in Three, Who rulest all things mightily: Bow down to hear the songs of praise Which, freed from bonds of sleep, we raise.While lingers yet the peace of night, We rouse us from our slumbers light: That might of instant prayer may win The healing balm for wounds of sin.If, by the wiles of Satan caught, This night-time we have sinned in aught, That sin Thy glorious power to-day, From heaven descending, cleanse away.Let naught impure our bodies stain, No laggard sloth our souls detain, No taint of sin our spirits know, To chill the fervor of their glow.Wherefore, Redeemer, grant that we Fulfilled with Thine own light may be: That, in our course, from day to day, By no misdeed we fall away.Grant this, O Father ever One With Christ, Thy sole-begotten Son, And Holy Ghost, whom all adore, Reigning and blest forevermore.

    • 10 min
    Aurea Luce et Decor | Hymn to the Princes of the Apostles

    Aurea Luce et Decor | Hymn to the Princes of the Apostles

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    1. O light of dawn, O rosy glow, O Light from Light, all ages show Your beauty, and the martyrs fame, That gain us pardon from our blame.
    2. The heavens' porter, and earth’s sage,The world’s bright lights who judge the age. One wins by cross, and one by sword, And life on high is their reward.
    3. These are your princes, happy Rome! Their precious blood clothes you, their home. We praise not you, but praise their worth, Beyond all beauty of the earth.
    4. Kind Shepherd, Peter, unto thee was given The keys to close and ope the gates of heaven; Strike from our souls the galling chain of crime, And gain the grace for which our hearts have striven.
    5. O learned Paul, inspire us from above With all the graces of the Heavenly Dove; Bring us the faith to see the truth of God, And brighten earth with the sweet reign of love.
    6. One love, one faith, twin olive trees, One great strong hope filled both of these. Full fonts, in your matched charity,Pray that we may in heaven be.
    7. Give glory to the Trinity And honor to the Unity, And joy and pow’r, for their reign stays Today and through all endless days.

    • 16 min
    Aeterni Christi Munera | The Victory of the Martyrs

    Aeterni Christi Munera | The Victory of the Martyrs

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    ‘Let us sing with joyful hearts
    And bearing the praise which we owe
    Of eternal gifts of Christ
    And the victories of the martyrs

    Princes of the churches, [5]
    triumphal leaders of the war,
    soldiers of the heavenly court,
    and true lights of the world,

    After the terrors of the world are conquered,
    And the punishment of the body scorned, [10]
    They take hold of the blessed light
    Through a direct path: holy death.

    Martyrs are handed over to the flames,
    and to the teeth of beasts;
    the frenzied executioner’s hand [15]
    armed with claws rages at them.

    Their exposed entrails hang,
    their holy blood pours out,
    but they remain unmoving
    by the grace of eternal life. [20]

    The devoted faith of the saints,
    the unconquered hope of believers,
    the perfect charity of Christ
    conquers the prince of the world.

    In them is the Father’s glory, [25]
    in them is the desire of the Spirit,
    in them the Son exults,
    heaven is filled with joy.

    Now we beg you, Redeemer,
    that you join your praying servants [30]
    in a fellowship of martyrdom,
    Forever and ever.’

    • 15 min
    Quem Terra Pontus Aethera and O Gloriosa Domina | St. Anthony of Padua's Favorite Hymn!

    Quem Terra Pontus Aethera and O Gloriosa Domina | St. Anthony of Padua's Favorite Hymn!

    Link to Music - Quem Terra
    Link to Music - O Gloriosa Domina
    The God whom earth, and sea, and sky
    adore, and laud, and magnify,
    who o'er their threefold fabric reigns,
    the Virgin's spotless womb contains.

    The God whose will by moon, and sun,
    and all things in due course is done,
    is borne upon a Maiden's breast,
    by fullest heavenly grace possessed.

    How blest that Mother, in whose shrine
    the great Artificer Divine,
    whose hand contains the earth and sky,
    vouchsafed, as in His ark, to lie.

    Blest, in the message Gabriel brought;
    blest, by the work the Spirit wrought;
    from whom the great Desire of earth
    took human flesh and human birth.

    All honour, laud, and glory be,
    O Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee,
    whom with the Father we adore,
    and Holy Ghost for evermore.
    Amen.

    O Heaven's glorious mistress,
    elevated above the stars,
    thou feedest with thy sacred breast
    him who created thee.

    What miserable Eve lost
    thy dear offspring to man restores,
    the way to glory is open to the wretched
    for thou has become the Gate of Heaven.

    Thou art the door of the High King,
    the gate of shining light.
    Life is given through a Virgin:
    Rejoice, ye redeemed nations.

    Glory be to Thee, O Lord,
    Born of a Virgin,
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    world without end. Amen.

    • 15 min
    En Ut Superba Criminum | Our Sins Have Pierced the Sacred Heart

    En Ut Superba Criminum | Our Sins Have Pierced the Sacred Heart

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    Lo, how the savage crew Of our proud sins hath rent The Heart of our all-gracious God, That Heart so innocent.The soldiers quivering lance Our guilt it was that drave, Our wicked deeds that to its point Such cruel sharpness gave.O wounded Heart, whence sprang The Church, the Saviours bride; Thou Door of our Salvations Ark Set in its mystic side.Thou holy fount, whence flows The sacred sevenfold flood. Where we our filthy roles may cleanse In the Lambs saving Blood:By sorrowful relapse, Thee will we rend no more; But like the flames, those types of love, Strive heavenward to soar.Father and Son supreme And Spirit, hear our cry; Whose is the kingdom, praise and power, Through all eternity.

    • 19 min

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