Easter at Ephesus

Easter at Ephesus


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Easter at Ephesus

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, are a small choir (18 voices) of nuns from a monastery in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. Probably every female convent choir has issued a recording of some kind or another, and it is a little hard to account for the runaway success of this group. Easter at Ephesus is one in a series of albums tied to parts of the liturgical year, and, backed by the marketing muscle of the large Universal Music Group, the Benedictines have notched strong sales. They are young singers and offer a consistent sound that will appeal to those using the album primarily for contemplative purposes. But the mix of pieces, ranging from chant and medieval polyphony to pieces by Catholic scholars to semi-popular hymns like "Jesus Christ Is Ris'n Today" (track 9), is varied enough to keep listeners guessing but homogeneous enough to deliver reassurance and calm. Listeners using it for purposes of religious celebration are going to be delighted with the album, as are those who've enjoyed previous Benedictines of Mary releases. The sound is not an example of virtuoso engineering, but the choir seems comfortable in its own Priory, and the environment ultimately works toward the project's success.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2015
Label: De Montfort Music
UPC: 0028948115310
catalogNumber: 002268602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles   Primary Artist,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Orlande de Lassus   Composer
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina   Composer
Jacobus Handl (Gallus)   Composer
Lyra Davidica Anonymous   Composer
Philip Siney   Engineer
Montpellier MS Anonymous   Composer
Wipo of Burgundy   Composer
Venantius Fortunatus   Composer
Gregor Aichinger   Composer
Anonymous   Composer
Christopher Alder   Producer
Jean Tisserand   Composer
Pierre de Corbeil   Composer
Friedrich von Spee   Composer
Gregorian Chant   Composer
Oreste Ravanello   Composer
Louis Lambilotte   Composer
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles   Arranger,Composer
Monica Fitzgibbons   Executive Producer
Kevin Fitzgibbons   Executive Producer
Scholastica Radel   Executive Producer
Carlo Carturan   Composer
Cecilia Snell   Executive Producer
Innocent   Composer

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