Rorate Cœli

Marian Sounds of Advent

by The Monks of Clear Creek Abbey

From Rorate Cœli, the first words of the Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin in Advent, to the Mass of the vigil of Christmas, listeners will be treated to the mystical sounds of the Advent and early Christmas seasons. This chant, as sung a cappella by the monks of Clear Creek Abbey, transports the listener to the sacred rhythm of the monastic liturgy in honor of Mary, with the musical language of Gregorian chant and of selections of polyphonic sacred choral music. Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey, in Oklahoma, is a young, vibrant monastic community dedicated to the contemplative praying of the sung liturgy. The richness of the Latin liturgical lyrics (which the music faithfully echoes) is available in English and French in the accompanying booklet, which also includes a musical commentary on the spirit of the pieces. Let the light of Advent and Christmas enter your heart and your home this year with Rorate Cœli: Marian Sounds of Advent by the Monks of Clear Creek.

Release Date: 2022


  1. Advent Chant: Rorate cœli
Mass of Our Lady in Advent
  1. Introit: Rorate cœli
  2. Kyrie 8 ad libitum
  3. Gloria 10
  4. Gradual: Tollite
  5. Alleluia: Ave Maria
  6. Offertory: Ave Maria
  7. Sanctus 10
  8. Agnus Dei 10
  9. Communion: Ecce virgo
Advent and Marian Offices
  1. Antiphons: Ave Maria, Ecce nomen Domini, In illa die, Jucundare
  2. Hymn: Conditor alme siderum
  3. Responsory: Ave Maria
  4. Prose: Regnantem sempiterna & Qui regis sceptra
  5. Lesson: Isaiah 64:1-4
  6. Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Simple tone)
  7. Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Solemn tone)
  8. Motet: Alma Redemptoris Mater
  9. Antiphons: O Sapientia & O Emmanuel
Mass of the Vigil of Christmas
  1. Introit: Hodie scietis
  2. Gradual: Hodie scietis
  3. Alleluia: Crastina die
  4. Offertory: Tollite
  5. Communion: Revelabitur
  6. Responsory: Judæa et Jerusalem
  7. Organum: Rorate cœli



Marian Sounds of Advent

About the Artists

The monks at Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey are entirely ordered toward contemplation, devoting themselves to God alone in silence and in solitude, in constant prayer, and willing penance. Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine Community founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France. Having been erected as a simple priory in 2000, Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and currently counts 55 monks.
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