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Cistercian Monks | Timna Brauer | Elias Meiri Ensemble - Chant for Peace / WFMT: New Release Of the Week

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After their 2008 global hit ‘Chant,' the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz return with a new album. ‘Chant for Peace' mixes the brothers' ancient plainchant with the Hasidic and Yemeni vocals of Timna Brauer, who represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest. For Brauer, the secret to their collaboration is that they are singing from the same hymn sheet: "The Jewish Yemeni and Hasidic music comes from Old Testament psalms, just like the Gregorian chants."

Trad Yemeni: Dror Yikra (4:16), Anon: Te lucis ante terminum (1:42) & Nunc dimittis (2:48) from Chat For Peace by Timna Brauer on vocals, the Elias Meiri Ensemble and the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz is a WFMT: Chicago 'New Release Of the Week.'