O Lux Beatissima
I was recently sent a free sample of a CD called O Lux Beatissima, performed by the Oregon-based choir, Cantores in Ecclesia. It contains 35 of 'the most useful and accessible' Gregorian chants: not only obvious pieces such as the complete Missa Simplex and Missa de Angelis, but also chants from the Requiem Mass, the Asperges, Hosanna Filio David (for Palm Sunday), Pange lingua, several Office hymns (eg Lucis Creator Optime and Te Lucis) and many others - all on one disc.
Not only are the pieces well sung, with full use of adult and children's voices, but the recording is most useful for all those wishing to learn the basic Gregorian repertoire - for either the ordinary or extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite.The pieces were chosen not only for their importance but also their simplicity.
The CD can be bought here or, for UK readers, priced £14.35 from Viewpoint Resources Direct Ltd, 21 Point Hill, Greenwich SE10 8QW (02086921138).