Sanctus (Music for Quiet Contemplation) - CD
Product Code: 64689
A contribution from the sale of this product helps us to secure this spectacular and unique heritage for future generations to enjoy.
The Venerable Bede informs us in passing of musical activity in the monasteries of Northern England: 'all those present at a feast took it in turns to sing and entertain the company', and he refers specifically to the harp. This reference finds its echo in the great poem of Beowulf in which, at court before King Hrothgar, a poet sings a song of creation: the monster, Grendel, must lurk in the outer darkness and endure the 'din of merry-making inside the hall, and the sound of the harp and the bard's clear song'.
The music on this Sanctus album is a re-creation of music that may have been familiar to the scribes of the Lindisfarne Gospels. It combines plainchant - the sacred vocal music of the early church - with Celtic harp and Northumbrian pipe. The harpist improvises on sacred tunes, the piper plays eloquent versions of early Northern folk melodies.
1. Facta est cum Angelo
2. Puer Natus est
3. Angelus ad Pastores
4. From night till morn
5. Alleluia - Dies Sanctificatus
7. Agnus Dei
8. Lord Lovat's Lament
9. Quem Vedistis
10. Rothbury Hills
11. Veni Redemptor
12. The Lyke Wake Dirge
13. Christe Redemptor
14. Never love thee more
15. Hodie Christus natus est
16. Viderunt Omnes
- Over 1 hour of music
- Made in Great Britain
Standard Delivery £4.99: Applies to UK standard delivery rate only.
You can expect delivery by Royal Mail or Courier within 7 working days after placing your order.
Next Day Delivery (on orders placed before 3pm. Weekdays only) £6.99:
If order is placed before 3pm, you can expect delivery the following working day (excluding weekends). Please note a signature is required.
Overseas Delivery from £18.00:
Please Note: Some countries may charge tax and duty. This is the responsibility of the customer.
We reserve the right not to deliver orders if we believe the address is not secure, for example, to a communal postal address, PO Box or if the customer has incorrectly applied the wrong shipping area.If this affects an order you placed, we will notify you as soon as possible. We may also request additional ID.
For further information regarding delivery please visit our Delivery Information page.
Please Note: Weekends and Bank Holidays are NOT counted as working days.