Friar Alessandro CD cover

No need to send Friar Alessandro to Bethlehem with a camera crew when the perfect image is in the Bridgeman archive.

 

Friar Alessandro, the first religious brother to land a major record contract, is nominated for his debut, Voice of Assisi, a collection of sacred music, produced by Mike Hedges, who previously collaborated with Manic Street Preachers.

Bridgeman are delighted to have been able to license Angel of the Lord Visiting the Shepherds, Sanctuary of the Shepherd's Chapel from a freso in Bethlehem by Umberto Noni, (fl.1830-40) for the CD album cover.

Approximately 2 km to the east of Bethlehem lies the village of Beit Sahour, where one of the most sacred places to Christians; the Shepherds' Field; is found, identified as the scene where the Angel of the Lord visited the shepherds and informed them of Jesus' birth.

 

Angel of the Lord Visiting the Shepherds, Sanctuary of the Shepherd's Chapel, Bethlehem (fresco) by Umberto Noni, (fl.1830-40) / Private Collection / Photo © Zev Radovan / The Bridgeman Art Library
Angel of the Lord Visiting the Shepherds, Sanctuary of the Shepherd's Chapel, Bethlehem (fresco) by Umberto Noni, (fl.1830-40) / Private Collection / Photo © Zev Radovan / The Bridgeman Art Library

 


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