Reflections on the Spirituality of Gregorian Chant
by Dom Jacques Hourlier
2012 republication of the 1995 original
80 pages, 5.5 x 8 in., paperback bound
Published posthumously, this book is a collection of five lectures given during one of Dom Hourlier’s youth seminars on Gregoran chant. It also includes two chapters on musical and liturgical spirituality taken from his notes. A riveting work, it reflects on the characteristics of Gregorian chant that have attracted the attention of so many: its permanence, beauty and history, as well as its liturgical, sacred, and philosophical qualities.
Richard Pugsley, Ed.D, educator, author, and specialist in Gregorian chant, says “Dom Jacques Hourlier’s explanations are gentle, lucid and provocative, leading the reader to much greater understanding of the meaning of chant. This book reveals some of his greatest insights, and as such remains a unique and important text on the subject.”