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Alma Mater: Music from the Vatican [Book, CD & DVD]

Audio Samples

>Mainetti, Stefano : Sancta Dei Genitrix (Holy Mother of God), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Mainetti, Stefano : Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Eddine, Nour : Advocata Nostra (Our Advocate), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Boswell, Simon : Benedicta Tu (You Are Blessed), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Boswell, Simon : Causa Nostrae Laetitiae (Cause of Our Joy), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Mainetti, Stefano : Auxilium Christianorum (Mary Help of Christians), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Mainetti, Stefano : Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Boswell, Simon : Magistra Nostra (Our Teacher), for recitation, chorus & orchestra

Album Summary

>Mainetti, Stefano : Sancta Dei Genitrix (Holy Mother of God), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Mainetti, Stefano : Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Eddine, Nour : Advocata Nostra (Our Advocate), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Boswell, Simon : Benedicta Tu (You Are Blessed), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Boswell, Simon : Causa Nostrae Laetitiae (Cause of Our Joy), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Mainetti, Stefano : Auxilium Christianorum (Mary Help of Christians), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Mainetti, Stefano : Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
>Boswell, Simon : Magistra Nostra (Our Teacher), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Alma Mater is a highly emotional collection of eight original pieces of modern classical music. This release marks the first time the voice of Pope Benedict XVI has been captured on disc, speaking and singing in Latin, Italian, Portuguese, French and German. This album is sure to reach beyond the catholic community becoming a musical and historical experience for the masses. Pope Benedict XVI is accompanied by The Choir of the Philharmonic Academy of Rome. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays on all of the contemporary tracks, and was recorded at Abbey Road studios in London. A deluxe edition, CD/DVD set is available as DEC B001369200.

Cd/dvd - 2-disc brilliant box with o-card (different art to standard cd) english-language booklet (lyrics in original languages), standard album cd + dvd: 22 minute documentary 'the making of a masterpiece'.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Cappella del Coro, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy.



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Works Details

>Mainetti, Stefano : Sancta Dei Genitrix (Holy Mother of God), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Simon Boswell.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mainetti, Stefano : Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Eddine, Nour : Advocata Nostra (Our Advocate), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Boswell, Simon : Benedicta Tu (You Are Blessed), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Boswell, Simon : Causa Nostrae Laetitiae (Cause of Our Joy), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mainetti, Stefano : Auxilium Christianorum (Mary Help of Christians), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mainetti, Stefano : Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Yasemin Sannino; Pope XVI (Voice)
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Boswell, Simon : Magistra Nostra (Our Teacher), for recitation, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: David Firman
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary