Music From The Vatican - Alma Mater is the first release on Geffen records of modern classical music from the Choir of the Philharmonic Academy of Rome and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra featuring prayers recited and sung by Pope Benedict XVI recorded during His Marian pilgrimages by Vatican Radio.
The Holy Father is accompanied by The Choir of the Philharmonic Academy of Rome, conducted by Monsignor Pablo Colino, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Monsignor Colino stated: "I can say with certainty that Pope Ratzinger has a wonderful musicality. I have known six Popes and none could sing as well as him or were as musically aware as he is: This will be evident when people listen to the album."
Songs include: Regina Coeli, Advocata Nostra, Sancta Dei Genitrix and Auxilium Cristianorum.
A press release on the album's Web page reported that the proceeds from sales "will be used to provide music education for underprivileged children around the world."
The release date is November 23, but you can order an advance copy from Amazon.
Cloche Tip: Zenit