Monday, August 3, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI will be releasing "Alma Mater", his first album of music.
This coming November, Pope Benedict XVI is due to release his first music album, "Alma Mater." Do you think that the Pope will outsell "The Priests"?
This story, by Colin Paterson, is out of News.BBC.
Pope's voice to be heard on album
Pope Benedict XVI will be heard singing and speaking on an album to be released on the record label that was home to Nirvana and Guns N' Roses.
The pontiff is to release Alma Mater, an album of Lauretan litanies and prayers with musical accompaniment, through Geffen Records.
The label said listeners would be "shocked" by his "incredible voice".
The album, which features the Pope using five different languages, will be released on 30 November.
The project came about after the label learned earlier this year that Benedict XVI had been working on an album with the Choir of the Philharmonic Academy of Rome.
Colin Barlow, president of Geffen UK, explained: "We travelled to Rome, heard some of the music and realised it was a beautiful piece of music and something that actually could be an incredible record for us to work on.
"It's very much about delivering a really brilliant piece of music and making sure we treat it with the respect it deserves."
The album will contain eight pieces of music, one featuring Pope Benedict singing and the others providing accompaniment to his recitals of passages and prayers.
read more HERE
* image of Pope Benedict out of Webshots