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Singing the Psalms

How to Chant in the Christian Contemplative Tradition
Narrated by: Cynthia Bourgeault
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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Authentic Benedictine Chants You Can Learn at Home 

Fifteen-hundred years ago, St. Benedict established a system of ora et labora prayer and work that monastics still follow today. Central to this prayerful integration of body and spirit is psalmody, or chanting the psalms. In Singing the Psalms, Episcopal priest Cynthia Bourgeault shows how the psalms can awaken rich spiritual and psychological insights accessible to you today, whatever your level of vocal skill or theological understanding. 

©2005 Cynthia Bourgeault (P)2005 Cynthia Bourgeault

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EXCELLENT introduction

This is an excellent introduction to chanting in the Christian tradition. The Audible version would benefit from a pdf download of the song book.

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Amazing!

I have been looking for a way to relate to the Psalms, this has done that for me!
I wish there was a web site to go to to see the Psalms that are being sung!

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EnChanting!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have begun a journey of chant, and this book helped a lot.

What other book might you compare Singing the Psalms to and why?

I've not aware of any other book like it.

Which scene was your favorite?

The recordings at New Camaldoli were wonderful.

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Loved listening to this

Would you listen to Singing the Psalms again? Why?

yes - I found the chants/singing soothing

Who was your favorite character and why?

no characters

Which character – as performed by Cynthia Bourgeault – was your favorite?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed singing along with her

Any additional comments?

I agree with another reviewer in that a pdf download of the Psalms they were singing would have made this so much better. She mentions several times 'your book' but there's no book. a lot was repetitious so I could pick up the words but would have been nice to have had a book

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Modern Episcopal English Chant

This female Episcopal minister has a middle of the road voice. Her comments are modern self reflective and run in favor of New Age beliefs. I was looking for how to chant the Palms in Latin Gregorian chant, so disappointed.

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Marvelous Voices even more Wonderful Words

a lovely experience in teaching the praying the Psalms. a joy to the mindful souls in the world!

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fantastic!

This audio book gives readers a sacred glimpse into the monastic life. There are valuable lessons to be learned from this book.