CD is No. 8 on the Overall Classical Music Chart
Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2013 – ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Music Chart for the second straight week. The breathtaking album also earned the No. 8 spot on Billboard’s Overall Classical Music Chart.
ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS again topped a group of classical albums that includes Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album and Downton Abbey: The Essential Collection.
In addition to the CD, the album is available as a digital download for all devices at a variety of online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the iTunes Store.
“Once again The Benedictines of Mary have charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Chart, demonstrating that the music speaks for itself,” said Kevin Fitzgibbons, cofounder for De Montfort Music. “As early listeners of this album will testify, the music is a taste of the peace and tranquility of monastic living. We are incredibly pleased that the Sisters have been able to maintain their hidden life while simultaneously transmitting a work of beauty to the culture which will transform people for many years to come. We pray this is just the beginning of their contributions.”
De Montfort enlisted nine-time International Grammy® winning producer Christopher Alder, who hails from Germany, and two-time Grammy® winning engineer Mark Donahue to record and capture the Sisters in their contemplative environment singing all of ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS.
The full track list for the album:
|1. O God of Lovliness|
|2. Te Joseph Celebrent|
|3. Christe Sanctorum|
|4. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence|
|5. Duo Seraphim|
|6. Veritas Mea|
|7. Jesu Dulcis Memoria|
|8. Lorica of St. Patrick|
|9. Est Secretum|
|10. Virgin Wholly Marvellous|
|11. Laeta Quies|
|12. Ave Regina Caelorum|
|13. A Rose Unpetalled|
|14. Emicat Meridies|
|15. O Deus Ego Amo Te|
|16. Jesu Corona Virginum|
|17. Dear Angel Ever at My Side|
The album was released May 7, and a 30-minute special on the making of the album began airing on EWTN the week of May 5. The special will air again at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT Friday, May 24 and 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT Saturday, May 25.
This is the second album from the Benedictines of Mary that has reached No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Traditional Music Chart. Last November and December, the Sisters’ debut album, ADVENT AT EPHESUS, with De Montfort Music/Decca, spent six weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Classical Music Chart, and the Sisters ended up as the #1 Classical Traditional Artist of 2012, according to Nielson’s Soundscan.
About the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
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 Aim Higher Media, 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.
Decca Records is part of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music content company with market-leading positions in recorded music, music publishing, and merchandising.