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Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists "I'm Going to a City"

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Here's a slow, lined-out hymn. For many of us, it may seem excruciatingly slow. However, when you begin to poke around in the hymnody of those groups that have remained separate, such as the Amish and the Old Regulars, you find all the hymns are slow. And it's my guess that chant was very much like this in its own time. When you explore folk traditions from Native American to Bulgarian, you'll find a great deal of slow singing. We're just in a hurry nowadays.

Salve Regina from La Grande Chartreuse

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The only order that has never needed reform! Enjoy the differences between this version of the Salve regina and that of the Benedictines or the Roman antiphonale.

Psaume 31 (30) from the Monastery of En Calcat

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So nice and smooth - and with the unhurried quality I associate with monastic singing. Not dragging, but not sounding as though they're thinking of what they want to do next. This monastery was the birthplace of my two salterios. One went to a dear friend, the other to the Abbey of St. Meinrad.
Enjoy the abbey's website - https://www.encalcat.com/.

VOCES8 Nunc Dimittis by Paul Smith

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Listen and enjoy! If you want to know more about the ensemble, its members, etc., go to http://www.voces8.com. Amazing singing.

Ffarwel i blwy' - A Welsh Farewell

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This is a lovely trio, not sacred but beautiful. And it's accompanied by lovely photos of Wales. The singers are part of a band called Plentyn. And I could only find information on them in Welsh. It is a song of farewell. The singer is leaving for England to find work with harp and song.