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/.
A wonderful setting of Hildegard's chant. The composer is my favorite of the moment, Ola Gjeilo, and the singers are Sjaella. It's rather long at 4 minutes and 36 seconds, but nothing by Hildegard is short. Entrancing listening as I'm having a second cup of coffee from my Hildegard of Bingen mug (jealous, aren't you?).
Learn more about this Leipzig-based ensemble from their website at https://sjaella.de/start-en.html
Of course, those beautiful voices are matched with good looks and youthful spirit.
Blend, balance, amazing dynamic range - what more could you want with the work from Rachmaninoff's Vespers. Usually sung by much larger ensembles, this small group enables you to follow the lines easily.
Here's a fine large ensemble recording for contrast. If you were a Russian, you'd go for the large group. If you were an American early music type, you'd go for VOCES8.