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Short 1950s documentary on Welsh Carmelites

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HeatherOPB    0
HeatherOPB

I've watched this, wonderful documentary. I've always loved Carmelites, but could never be one

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Graciela    79
Graciela

I was interested to hear the Salve Regina chanted near the end of this video, because it is chanted recto tono.  

Recto tono is chanting on one consistent reciting tone and was specified by St Teresa of Avila as the chant to be used on ferial days so that the sisters would have time for manual work.  It is less time consuming and complicated than Gregorian chants. 

I wonder which Carmels still chant the divine office recto tono today. Does anyone know communities that still use it?

 

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graciandelamadrededios    398
graciandelamadrededios

I heard the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Manila reciting their office in English.  I think its recto tono or monotone.  

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Chiquitunga    817
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On 7/29/2017 at 7:59 AM, Graciela said:

I was interested to hear the Salve Regina chanted near the end of this video, because it is chanted recto tono.  

Recto tono is chanting on one consistent reciting tone and was specified by St Teresa of Avila as the chant to be used on ferial days so that the sisters would have time for manual work.  It is less time consuming and complicated than Gregorian chants. 

I wonder which Carmels still chant the divine office recto tono today. Does anyone know communities that still use it?

 

Hi Graciela! Long time no chat/post, maybe for both of us lol! 

So every Discalced Carmel I've ever visited/heard their Office, English, Spanish or Latin, 1990 or 1991, French or Spanish, etc. chanted their office rectotono on ferial days. I love this about Carmel, keepin it simple :like2:

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