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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