Vatican: CD with Benedict XVI’s Voice Available on November 30

Source: FSSPX News

In this CD, presented to the press, on November 10, in the city hall of Rome, the voice of the pope has been used for the first time. 

The album contains 8 pieces of music, religious chants and prayers to the Virgin Mary in Latin, Italian, Portuguese, German, and French. Fr. Federico Lombardi, spokesman of the Vatican, wanted to specify during a press conference that the words of the pope made up only a small part of the CD: “exactly 9 minutes and 47 seconds” out of “a total duration of 49 minutes.” According to the Jesuit Father, this CD containing, among others, a Magnificat by Luca Marenzio (1553-1599) and a Regina Cœli, “is inspired by the voice and the Marian spirituality of the pope.” For Mgr Pablo Colino, former choir master of St. Peter’s Basilica, who has known no less than six popes, no one “sings as well as Benedict XVI.”

Part of the money from the sale of the album, produced by British recording house Geffen UK/Universal will be used to finance projects of music classes for children in poor countries.