Amazing. Beautiful. Necessary. – It’s difficult to find the right words to describe the angelically perfect sound of Advent At Ephesus – an upcoming release by the De Montfort Music Label.
This story is special for a number of reasons.
First, the nuns who perform on Advent at Ephesus live a cloistered life. Their mission in the words of the order’s Prioress, Mother Cecilia (fitting name) is that “we only desire the salvation of souls, and that all be done for His greater glory and the honor of Our Lady.” Mother Cecilia left a secular career with the Columbus, Ohio Symphony to enter religious life.
Second, music industry veterans Kevin and Monica Fitzgibbons discovered the beautiful sound of the Sisters. Through their music label de Montfort Music, they successfully enlisted Grammy® and Oscar® winning producer Glenn Rosenstein to set up a mobile recording studio at the convent to produce the album.
“From the very first note we heard from The Benedictines of Mary – through the recording their first major international release – we believed in their captivating musical talents,” said De Montfort Music CEO Kevin Fitzgibbons. “It is representative of artistic beauty and truth across the ages. This music is timeless.”
Third, and perhaps providential is that the Sisters and de Montfort Music obtained international distribution through Decca Records (part of Universal Music Group), the worlds largest music content company.
Fourth and most incredible is the actual music. The word “amazing” is true but far from enough. The word “beautiful” is also accurate and much closer to describing the sound. The word “necessary” suggests the importance of sacred music in our secular world. Individually, none of the above words do Advent of Ephesus justice. Together the adjectives merely come close to describing the wonder that is to be available on November 20.
Already pre-sales on Amazon has Advent of Ephesus rising the charts. My suggestion to readers is that we make this album number one in classical sales! It’s important to show the world that there is demand for sacred and beautiful music.
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By Royce Hood / MariaNews.com