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Advent At Ephesus / Benedictines Of Mary, Queen Of Apostles


Release Date: 11/20/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001783702  
Composer:  AnonymousTraditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The nuns of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles do what nuns typically do. They pray, they sing and they do their work in joy and peace in the upkeep of their Priory - named Ephesus. However, it is when they sing that one begins to understand what St. Augustine meant when he said "Those who sing well pray twice." The difference here is that these sisters have classical training and sing like the clear beauty of the bells they ring at priory each day.

This holiday season, the nuns of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles offer that peace and joy through a new musical celebration of Advent with the release of their album, Advent at Ephesus. It is a combination of chant and ancient hymns which they have
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Works on This Recording

1.
Veni redemptor gencium by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
2.
Angelus ad Virginem by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; England 
3.
Regnantem sempiterna by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
4.
Oiet, virgines "Gabriel's Prophecy" by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; France 
5.
Creator alme siderum by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
6.
Hail Mary, full of grace by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
7.
Rorate caeli desuper by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
Written: Scotland 
8.
Praeparate Corda Vestra by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
9.
O come, O come, Emanuel by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
10.
Benedixisti Domine by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
11.
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
12.
Alma Redemptoris mater by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
Written: 10th Century 
13.
Adjuvabit eam by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
14.
Veniz Divin Messie by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
15.
Vox clara, ecce, intonat by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles
Period: Medieval 
16.
Like The Dawning by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benedictine Nuns Of Mary Queen Of Apostles

Featured Sound Samples

Veni redemptor gencium (Come Thou, Redeemer of the Earth) (Anonymous)
Oiet, virgines "Gabriel's Prophecy" (Anonymous)
Creator alme siderum (Anonymous)

Sound Samples

Come Thou Redeemer Of The Earth
Angelus Ad Virginem
Regnantem Sempiterna
Gabriel's Message
Creator Alme Siderum
Hayl Mary, ful of grace
Rorate Caeli
Praeparate Corda Vestra
O Come O Come Emmanuel
Benedixisti Domine
Maria Walks Amid The Thorn
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Adjuvabit eam
O Come Divine Messiah
Vox clara ecce intonat
Like The Dawning

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  6 Customer Reviews )
 Heavenly! January 9, 2014 By Meg S. (Stamford, CT) See All My Reviews "This is a beautiful album. I heard one track on our classical music station over the holidays and, happily, found the entire work. It is in my regular rotation year round now." Report Abuse
 Beautiful, gentle music January 12, 2013 By Thomas R. Hinni (St Louis, MO) See All My Reviews "Advent at Ephesus is beautiful and gentle music to the ear. The voices are so very pure and touching. It has become a fine addition to my collect of Advent and Christmas music. I found the music to be very spiritual and a perfect way to prepare to celebrate the meaning and purpose of Christmas." Report Abuse
 Did You Ever Hear Angels Sing? January 9, 2013 By Judith D. (Ricmmond, VA) See All My Reviews "The voices are magnificent, the acoustics superb. The music is very soothing and something I will listen to all year long, not just at Advent. Please have more CD's by these gifted Sisters." Report Abuse
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