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Solesmes

[saw-lem]
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  1. a Benedictine monastery in Solesmes, France, known especially for the work of its monks in editing and performing Gregorian chant.
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  • Solesmes restored to the church the Gregorian chant in its purity.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • It culminated in the ducal tomb at Nantes and the entombments at Solesmes.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • That is certainly the case as regards this excursion to Solesmes, for there is nothing, absolutely nothing to justify my alarms.

    The Cathedral

    Joris-Karl Huysmans

  • Gradually a resolve has been ripening in me, not quite clear I confess, to take refuge in the Benedictine cloister at Solesmes.

    Legends

    August Strindberg

  • We had an interesting breakfast—two Benedictine monks from the great abbaye of Solesmes.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington