Forget polluting your ears, mind, and soul because the top-of-the-charts Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles offer the equivalent of "green" music. Founded in 1995, the Nuns are a young, monastic order who chant the Divine Office eight times daily in Latin.
Known for their sacred music with fans throughout the world, the Nuns' third album is now available. Entitled "Lent at Ephesus," the album is a compilation of chants, elaborate harmonies, and inspiring hymns of glory and redemption. The album features 23 tracks, including “O Sacred Head Surrounded,” made famous by Bach’s oratorios; “All Glory Laud and Honor”; the well-known “Adoramus Te Christe”; the entrancing “Improperia” from the liturgy of Good Friday; and, three original pieces.
After so many requests for a compilation of Lenten devotionals to lead
hearts through the Lenten season, we are so pleased to be releasing
Lent at Ephesus today just in time for Lent. The Benedictines of Mary
have outdone themselves with what can only be described as an artistic
masterpiece, which is a must-have for any music collection.”
The album was produced by Grammy Award-winning classical producer Blanton Alspaugh, who said of his experience recording the Nuns:
Their singing has a very pure and yet sophisticated style. It certainly
earns its place in the international arena of classical music. Their
talent is as remarkable as their sense of charity. To record them at
their priory was one of the highlights of my career.
The album features a 12-page booklet with original artwork and all the lyrics in English (Latin songs are translated in English, as well). The booklet also will be available digitally with the album on iTunes.
During its March pledge drive, PBS will be running an hour-long special on the Sisters during its March pledge drive. EWTN and CatholicTV will run a 30-minute HD special on "Lent at Ephesus." Dates and times for these shows are forthcoming.
Feed your soul this Lent by going "green." After forty days and forty nights, your soul will be breathing fresh air again.
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