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Masters of Chant
Gregorian masters of chant duran duran
album by Gregorian
Released 6 December 1999
19 December 2000 (re-release)
Recorded 1999
Genre Gregorian chant, Pop, Rock
Length 22 tracks
Label Edel America Records
Producer(s) Carsten Heusmann, Jan-Eric Kohrs & Michael Soltau
"Save A Prayer"
cover song

Masters of Chant is the second album by German band Gregorian, released by Edel America Records in 1999. The re-release features a cover version of Duran Duran's "Save A Prayer".

About the album[]

The album features Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs, with both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment.

The criteria for song selection were strict; in order to be considered, a song needed to be translatable into the 7-tone scale. Vocalists were hired to record their parts in a church atmosphere with dimmed lights and candles, in order to escape what band member Frank Peterson referred to in a 2001 interview as the 'cold and technical' studio atmosphere.

Production work was done at Angel Studios in London, UK and Nemo Studios in Hamburg, Germany.

Track listing[]


  1. "Brothers in Arms" (5:09) (original by Dire Straits)
  2. "Scarborough Fair" (4:06) (traditional)
  3. "Tears in Heaven" (4:43) (original by Eric Clapton)
  4. "Still I'm Sad" (4:02) (original by The Yardbirds)
  5. "When a Man Loves a Woman" (4:08) (original by Percy Sledge)
  6. "Nothing Else Matters" (5:30) (original by Metallica)
  7. "Fade to Grey" (3:38) (original by Visage)
  8. "Losing My Religion" (5:01) (original by R.E.M.)
  9. "Vienna" (4:22) (original by Ultravox)
  10. "The Sound of Silence" (3:35) (original by Simon & Garfunkel)
  11. "Sebastian" (3:05) (original by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel)
  12. "Don't Give Up" (5:22) (original by Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush)

Re-release bonus tracks:

  1. "Save A Prayer" (4:54) (original by Duran Duran)
  2. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (4:14) (original by U2)
  3. "Make Us One" (original by Cindy Morgan)
  4. "Breathe" (original by Sixpence None The Richer)


Gregorian are:

  • Frank Peterson
  • Jan-Eric Kohrs
  • Michael Soltau
  • Carsten Heusmann