Lent at Ephesus
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
Benedictines of Mary album released by De Montfort Music.
Street Date: February 11, 2014.
The critically acclaimed Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are providing heavenly music for Lent with their third release with the De Montfort Music/Decca Label Group: LENT AT EPHESUS, a seasonal recording of a beautiful compilation of poignant chants, intricate harmonies and rousing 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.
LENT AT EPHESUS was produced by Grammy Award-winning classical producer Blanton Alspaugh.
The Missouri-based contemplative nuns Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles have captivated music fans and critics alike with the vibrant purity of their music, having been named Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Artist 2012 and 2013. It’s the first order of nuns to ever win an award in the history of Billboard magazine. The Sisters were recognized for their two bestselling albums, ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS, which spent 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Music chart, and ADVENT AT EPHESUS, which spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the same chart.
Founded in 1995, The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are a young, monastic order of Sisters. The Sisters sing together eight times a day as they chant the Divine Office in Latin.
About De Montfort Music
De Montfort Music is a division of AimHigher Entertainment – both founded by music-industry veterans Kevin and Monica Fitzgibbons. Its special mission is to sign, develop, produce and bring to market the very best in Sacred Music. The label is an ambassador of the true and the beautiful. The Benedictines of Mary are signed to De Montfort Music, which is distributed worldwide through Decca/Universal Classics.