Kitty Cleveland has one of the most beautiful voices in Catholic music today. She is a versatile vocalist, having performed both classical and popular music very capably. Her technical ability is only surpassed by the warmth and prayerfulness that she injects into every single song.
So it seems quite fitting that for her latest project, Sublime Chant: The Scotland Project, Kitty has tackled traditional Gregorian Chant, covering such classics as "O Salutaris Hostia," "Ave Maria," "Attende Domine," "Pange Lingua Gloriosi," "Ave Verum Corpus" and "Salve Regina."
Kitty traveled to Dunblane, Scotland to record these chants in the setting of a glorious cathedral. The result is exactly what the title suggests – sublime chant. A single glorious voice, sometimes accompanied by a quiet pipe organ, produces soothing and prayerful renditions of these timeless Gregorian chants.
Having come to appreciate Gregorian chant in just the last few years, I was thrilled to get my hands on this project and it has a permanent place on my mp3 player.
You can purchase Sublime Chant: The Scotland Project at Kitty’s website, www.kittycleveland.com.
Copyright 2009 Susan Bailey
About the Author
Susan Bailey is the author of River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times (Ave Maria Press), and Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message (ACTA Publications), part of their Literary Portals to Prayer series. Along with her blogs Be as One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion, Susan writes for the Diocese of Worcester newspaper, The Catholic Free Press.