The Christmas Chants series is one of the most successful titles of the whole Gregorian catalogue. The complete Christmas bestseller series has been repacked, graphically reworked and is now ready to be released in three new different versions. The repertoire covers a wide scope, including pure classical music such as Schubert‘s version of the ‘Ave Maria‘, traditional English songs such as:
‘O Come All Ye Faithful‘ and ‘The First Nowell‘, ‘Peace On Earth Little Drummer Boy‘ by duo Bing Crosby and David Bowie, Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s ‘Pie Jesu‘ from his “Requiem”, ‘Child In A Manger‘ which Cat Stevens popularised as ‘Morning Has Broken‘ and other modern song writers. John Lennon‘s ‘Happy Xmas War Is Over‘ is included, as is Chris de Burgh‘s ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling‘. Though not strictly speaking Christmas carols, the evergreen ‘Amazing Grace‘ and the traditional New Year‘s song ‘Auld Lang Syne‘ are also included.
“Christmas Chants – Live In Berlin” CD, the first ever live album of Gregorian, has been recorded during 2007s Christmas tour and has never been released on CD before. The audio has been taken out of the “Christmas Chants & Visions“ DVD, which will be released separately for the first time. The “Christmas Chants – Live In Berlin” DVD will be released in 16:9 format containing 90 minutes of live performance, featuring great Christmas songs as well as hits like ‘Mad World’, ‘Miracle Of Love’, ‘Greensleeves’ and many other Gregorian classics.
The new live album “Christmas Chants – Live In Berlin” will also be part of the new “Christmas Chants & Visions” Super Deluxe Edition, along with “Christmas Chants” studio album and “Christmas Chants - Live In Berlin” DVD (both taken from the gold album “Christmas Chants & Visions”). This 2CD+ DVD edition of the “renewed“ Chants & Visions will be the perfect Christmas gift for all Gregorian fans and all the people that will get to know about Gregorian only now.