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The Benedictine Monks Of Santo Domingo De Silos


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The Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Santo Domingo de Silos, in the south of the Spanish province of Burgos. The foundation of the monastery dates from 929, under the advocation of Saint Sebastian.
The Monasterio Santo Domingo de Silos began singing Gregorian chant in the 11th century (before that, they used Mozarabic chant). They sprung onto the music scene in 1994 after an invitation by the Seminary of Logroño. By 1995, their album Chant had sold over 5 million copies. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 music chart, and was certified as triple platinum, meaning 3 million copies were sold in the United States. The album, and its follow-ups, are unadulterated Gregorian Chant - simple religious compositions dating back to the 11th century.


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  • DarkRivitHead

    I used to listen to them as a kid. [2]

    7 Feb 2014 Reply
  • frankgardy

    me encanto su música

    11 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Xhi

    plätschert im typisch gregorianischen gustus dahin, aber ist ganz nett.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • steal_briefcase


    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ut0

    >people who weren't raised Catholic

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • ut0

    "wouldn't it be benedictine chant rather than gregorian..." no, they are Benedictine monks because they are part of the Benedictine monastic order of the Catholic church. 'Gregorian' refers to the music itself, after Pope Gregory I.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • ButSheDontCare


    4 May 2012 Reply
  • Delirum


    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • clytie_hizashi

    One doesn't need to be religious to enjoy this.... yeesh.

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • gunterheidrich

    My grandfather (a completely a-religious man, when I knew him as a young kid before he died anyway) used to listen to these guys obsessively after he got Alzheimer's disease. I'm not sure if it was since it reminded him of something in his earlier life that he was losing his grip on or if it was just that it all sounded the same and he couldn't remember finishing the disc and he was just that broken of a record himself...all dark humour and sentimentality aside though, it's nice music to take a mid-afternoon nap to in a cool dark room on a hot summer day.

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • belharket


    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • xXxeXperiensxXx

    1 listen my playlist and nice music contemplation!

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • fguazzel

    I'm listening to them while working..... relaxing :D

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
  • victimofkratina

    I used to listen to them as a kid.

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • AllyWonderland

    I remember being intrigued by the commercials for the "Chant" album as a kid. $19.95, lol.

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • handmeups

    ahaha I picked up a cassette of the Chant album at a thrift store when I bought about half of the music the store had. i didn't know that has sold 5 million copies.

    14 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Flectarn

    hmmm... wouldn't it be benedictine chant rather than gregorian...

    10 Nov 2006 Reply