About ChantCD.com Exclusives
ChantCD.com Exclusives — Including the famous Chant Compendium series
"What kind of recordings are they?"
These recordings were all done live, as opposed to in a studio. However, only the best recordings made
it to these chant CDs. If the schola fumbled part of a song, or the organist slipped up, that
recording hit the cutting room floor.
"How come they are black and white? Are they legit CDs?"
They are legit CDs, although they don't look like CDs you would normally buy
at the store. The church's audio department created their CDs using off-the-shelf
wholesale supplies: CD-R media (high quality, Taiyo-Yuden), labels, jewel cases,
and card stock. A similar operation has been set up at ChantCD.com.
"Do these CDs play on every kind of CD player?"
Yes, unless your CD player is extremely old (as in, from the early 80's), it
should be able to play CD-R media. Most component systems, car CD players, DVD
players, CD-based video game systems, discman and other similar devices can
play CD-R music CDs. You can find out for sure by burning an audio CD in your
CD-R drive and trying to play it in the device. If one CD-R plays fine, it is likely they all will.
"What if I receive a bad CD? Are these CDs guaranteed?"
Yes, the CDs are guaranteed to work (assuming the CD is the problem, and not
your device). We do not use the cheapest CD media - in fact we are paying
more for the assurance of quality. Nevertheless, in the rare event of a defective CD, all you
have to do is e-mail us about the problem, and we will ship you a replacement disc free of charge.
"Do you have Mass Propers, or any other CDs available?"
We have a large archive of 1 1/2 years of chant, but a lot of it cannot be used
because there were organ slip-ups, too much noise, etc. It will take time to
go through it all. We plan on putting together many more chant collections.
So please keep the site bookmarked!