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This is ideal for listeners wanting to discover music created in the 12th century music that continues to be passed from generation to generation. Recorded in the great Romanesque church of the abbey, the acoustic ambiance is perfectly suited to the sung prayer and the exceeding quality of their beautiful art.
Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Santo Domingo de Silos in the southern part of Burgos Province in northern Spain.
The cloisters of the monastery, which have large capitals with carved scenes, and also relief panels, are considered masterpieces of Romanesque architecture, and have been written about extensively, notably by Meyer Schapiro in his Romanesque Art (1977). There is also an important Romanesque free-standing enthroned Madonna and Child.
The monks of Silos became internationally famous with the issue of several Gregorian chant albums. The cloisters and library of the monastery are open to visitors.
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Gregorian Chant - The Definitive Collection CD