Alma Mater, a CD featuring songs and prayers to the Virgin Mary recorded by Pope Benedict XVI — in Latin, Italian, Portuguese, French and German — will be released in November by Geffen Records . The pope’s singing has “almost a lullaby tone” Geffen reported. The album includes eight original compositions by an international group of composers, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. A portion of the profits will support music education for underprivileged children around the world.
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