The Priests - Harmony - Catholic CD Review

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The Priests are back! Fathers Martin and Eugene O’Hagan and Father David Delargy have teamed up again to release their second album entitled Harmony, from RCA Victor/Sony Music Entertainment.

Last year’s self-titled album broke the Guiness world record for fastest selling debut classical album. That project sold over 1 million copies in the first seven weeks, and is still in the Billboard Classical Album Chart. I expect to see this project on the charts very soon.

Some of this new album was recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios and features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Oratory School Schola, Coro, and The Irish Film Choir. They have chosen a selection of classical favorites like Haydn’s “Te Deum”, Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus”, plus hymns like “How Great Thou Art”, “Amazing Grace”, and more. The Priests have also composed their own piece, called “King of Kings”, and have included it on this album as well.

In my interview with Fr. Martin O’Hagan, I found that these three priests are very blessed, not only in talent, but also in doing their best to keep grounded amidst all the fanfare they have been receiving. All three work as parish priests when they are not singing, and that work, plus prayer keeps their feet on the ground. Fr. O’Hagan

The track listing is as follows:

How Great Thou Art
Te Deum
A Gaelic Blessing
Amazing Grace
Bist Du Bei Mir (When Thou Art Near)
Benedictus
Stabat Mater
Laudamus Te
Ave Verum Corpus
King Of Kings
Lift Thine Eyes (From Elijah)
Silent Night
The Lord’s Prayer
Bi Iosa Im Chroise
You’ll Never Walk Alone

Harmony is available at Amazon.com as well as on iTunes.

Visit the official website of The Priests.

Copyright 2009 Jim Logue

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