Joy on Earth is the newest recording of these prayerful works, employing only English and Latin, and intended for persons in English-speaking countries. In the Taizé tradition, this recording reproduces the atmosphere of prayer in the Taizé Community. The first part presents an Evening Prayer at Taizé, while the second part features more recent songs, including several specifically intended for the celebration of the Eucharist.
All but two titles recorded on Joy on Earth are found in the new Taizé collection Songs for Prayer (G-4956). This recording contains the new English verses and instrumental accompaniments as found in Songs for Prayer. Songs for Prayer is a major collection of music from Taizé - 82 ostinatos and responses, canons, acclamations, litanies, psalms - and a musical setting of the Eucharist in Latin and English composed for the Community of Taizé by Joseph Gelineau, SJ. Many of the older Taizé standards are included here in revised versions together with many new chants appearing for the first time in an American edition. Includes extensive notes on how to perform the pieces. Thoroughly indexed to assist communities in the use of these songs throughout the church year. Also includes an index to show on which of the many Taizé recordings each of the pieces in this collection may be found. The vocal edition contains all SATB harmony and cantor verses, along with keyboard accompaniments and guitar chords. This collection, which represents the current repertoire used at Taizé, also includes the final installments of music for Taizé written by the late Jacques Berthier.
Available as a compact disc or cassette ($9.95
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