With this simple guide, you will soon be able to close the day in quiet beauty and simplicity, chanting the service of Compline as they do at monasteries all over the world. You don't have to be musical in order to get started. You'll learn the basics of chant, including chant notation, its history and development, and spirituality.
Ideal for individuals as well as small groups in churches, homes, and classrooms, this book teaches you to chant the complete service of Compline and offers and experience of Compline and offers an experience like that of the Christians of the early church who gathered together each day to pray in song.
This tried and true guide to singing and understanding Gregorian chant was developed at the Community of Jesus, where the Divine Office is chanted every day. The Community of Jesus, and ecumenical Christian Community in the Benedictine monastic tradition, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has been active in the Gregorian chant revival for three decades.