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“Uplifting, hypnotic music that melts away stress.” — Wall Street Journal 

“Old traditions ring anew in youthful voices of St. Paul’s Choir School.” — The Boston Globe

“The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School….otherwordly beauty.” — LA Times


Bursting with the transcendent sounds of this choir of boys and men coupled with the glorious acoustic of St. Paul's in Harvard Square, every selection on Ave Maria tells a story. Each beautiful and interesting work has its own history. Perhaps none more significant than that of the inspiration for Palestrina's Missa Pappae Marcelli or of the extraordinary depiction of the Magi from the East in 'Reges Tharsis,' on to the vivid and dramatic use of harmony in Bruckner's Virga Jesse. One thing is clear, this beautiful music has a stream of inspiration running clearly throughout. Dvorak and Rachmaninoff are such well-known names, however Rachmaninoff himself called 'Bogoroditse Dyevo' a favorite of his own works. A must have for quintessential boy-choir category in the music collection.

Track Listing:

  1. Ave Maria – Rheinberger
  2. Virga Jesse floruit – Bruckner
  3. Stabat mater dolorosa – Pergolesi
  4. Bist du bei mir – Bach
  5. Gaude, Virgo mater – des Prez
  6. Reges Tharsis – Ancient
  7. Da nobis pacem – Mendelssohn
  8. Kyrie – Palestrina
  9. Dignus est Agnus – Ancient
  10. Angels Ever Bright and Fair – Handel
  11. Tu Trinitatis unitas – Dvořák
  12. Sub tuum praesidium – Charpentier
  13. Bogoroditse Dyevo – Rachmaninoff
  14. O salutaris hostia – Delibes
  15. In paradisum – Fauré
  16. O mysterium ineffabile – Lalouette
  17. Nulla in mundo – Vivaldi
  18. A Song of Wisdom – Stanford


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For those who prefer to order by check, please remit in the amount of $20 for each CD to:

St. Paul’s Choir School
attn: Christmas at Harvard Square Music
29 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138


Ave Maria

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