Review: Lent at Ephesus

Album cover from "Lent at Ephesus".I was introduced to the Benedictines of Mary by my wife who loves their music, but they’ve failed an important test for me.

When I consider music that is appropriate for office background music, it must be beautiful and tranquil, but it cannot be too beautiful.  There are some pieces of music which one simply cannot allow to play in the background because they are so enchanting that they force one to stop what he’s doing and just listen.

This Lenten album is one such source of sacred music.  Not that traditional Lenten music is ever unsatisfying, their performance of Dubois’ Adoramus Te Christe and Cordans’ Jesu Salvator Mundi are enchanting.

I’ve added this collection to the playlist on CLAA Radio.  Come and listen.