Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations & Music

The Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations & Music

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by Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
     
 
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, a monastic community near Ann Arbor, Michigan, came out of nowhere in 2012 with their best-selling album Mater Eucharistiae. The album's popularity extended well beyond Catholic religious circles and landed the sisters on the likes of Oprah Winfrey. The

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The Dominican Sisters of Mary, a monastic community near Ann Arbor, Michigan, came out of nowhere in 2012 with their best-selling album Mater Eucharistiae. The album's popularity extended well beyond Catholic religious circles and landed the sisters on the likes of Oprah Winfrey. The Rosary has the quality that made the first album take off: absolute, direct Midwestern simplicity of utterance. The bulk of what you get here is not music but spoken Rosary prayers, accompanied in the background by an organ and choral singing similar to what was heard on the earlier release. No attempt is made to add any musical elaboration or self-consciously mystical spirit to the texts, which are reproduced in the booklet along with a numbered diagram of a string of Rosary beads. At the end are a well-chosen "bonus" (it's not clear under what conditions you wouldn't get the bonus) trio of choral compositions, the last of them original to the choir itself. The appeal of Mater Eucharistiae was that nobody had done anything remotely like it. The novelty may have worn off this time around, but those who found a religious simplicity in the earlier album will likely be happy to have more of the same.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/2014
Label:
De Montfort Music
UPC:
0028948113491
catalogNumber:
002216002
Rank:
14222

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Performance Credits

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist   Primary Artist,Choir, Chorus
Maria Miguel Wright   Trumpet
Sister Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz   Organ
Sister Peter Joseph Wardlaw   Violin
Sister Isaac Marie Breckler   Leader
Mary Magdalene Quinn   Leader
Maris Stella Ragetli   Leader
Maria Gemma Martek   Leader
Hyacinth Hayward   Leader

Technical Credits

John Rutter   Arranger
R.L. Pearsall   Arranger
Saint Teresa of Avila   Original Lyrics
Blanton Alspaugh   Producer
Unspecified   Composer
John Newton   Engineer
Sister Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz   Composer
Sister Peter Joseph Wardlaw   Arranger
Mary Gabriel Whitney   Composer,Lyricist
Maria Veritas Marks   Lyricist
Sister Peter Thomas Burson   Arranger

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The Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations & Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Refreshing spoken-word rosary prayer. It is an honor to provide a few comments about this profound rosary prayer on CD. Partnering with these holy women in prayer is like partnering with God's messengers in prayer. It is a spoken-word version; it is not a musical version, although there is quiet music in the background and three sung hymns after concluding prayers. I prefer this minimal-frill approach. The reverence and respect demonstrated in this powerful rosary prayer by the Dominican Sisters of Mary/Mother of the Eucharist are beautiful, holy, and inspiring. Highly recommended for ages 16 and up, and for all who want to deepen their prayer life.