This is tried and true beginner's guide to the singing and understanding of Gregorian chant. Developed at The Community of Jesus, an ecumenical community that chants the Divine Office in Latin each day, The Song of Prayer shows how Gregorian chant takes Christians back to a time when there was unity among the churches.
You don't have to be highly musical in order to get started. Readers-curious individuals, or small groups, members of house churches as well as study groups in churches and classrooms-will learn the basics of Gregorian chant, with some preliminary instruction in Latin, chant notation, its history and development, and theology. An instructional (and beautiful) 28-minute CD accompanies the book, and provides examples of each chant, making learning easy and practical.
The Song of Prayer is the perfect introduction for those new to Gregorian chant, and eager to learn about this profound way of prayer.