The Bells of the Angelus
Palestrina Choir of St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin
Recorded in 2006
This award-winning, chart-busting, ‘best-seller’ of the Palestrina Choir, includes choral arrangements – specially written by David Mooney – of much-loved Irish hymn melodies. Ranging from The Bells of the Angelus, Lord of All Hopefulness and Hail, Queen of Heaven to the Queen of the May and those most poignant of Irish hymns Ag Críost an Síol and Dóchas Linn Naomh Pádraig – as well as including the complete Haydn Missa Brevis in F – this is a very special collection of liturgical favourites.
Recorded in the inspiring acoustic of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, the Boys and Gentlemen of the Palestrina Choir – with two extraordinarily gifted boy sopranos Diarmuid Sugrue and Louis Mahon, organists David Connolly and Gerard Gillen, harpist Denise Kelly, the Orchestra of St Cecilia and legendary Director, Blánaid Murphy – combine to create a rich palette and inspirational garland of Ireland’s best-loved and most- cherished hymn melodies.