Academic journal article The Hymn

Brille Tu Luz: En Medio De Las tinieblas/Canciones De Un Pueblo Caminante: Lo Mejor De Espinosa, Vol. 1

Academic journal article The Hymn

Brille Tu Luz: En Medio De Las tinieblas/Canciones De Un Pueblo Caminante: Lo Mejor De Espinosa, Vol. 1

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Brille tu luz En medio de las tinieblas. Estela García- López and Rodofo López. Pordand, OR: spiritandsong.com/OCP [Oregon Catholic Press], 2010. 44 pp. (30102801) US $10.00. Collection on compact disc, US $14.99 (30100467).

Canciones de un pueblo caminante Lo mejor de Espinosa, Vol. 1. Juan Antonio Espinosa. Pordand, OR: OCP [Oregon Catholic Press], 2010. 32 pp. US $10.00 (30100467). Collection on compact disc, US $14.99 (30100467).

Oregon Catholic Press has added two collections of Spanish worship songs in folio format, each with a compact disc of the composers performing their own compositions: Brille tu luz: En medio de las tinieblas /Let your light shine in the midst of the darkness and Canciones de un pueblo caminante: Lo mejor de Espinosa/ 'Songs of a wayfaring people: The best of Espinosa. The majority of the songs are responsorial in that the worship leader or soloist (cantor) sings the verses and the refrains are sung by the congregation or small group. Most of the texts from the García-López collection are direct quotes from scripture, while the Espinosa collection features original texts.

Both collections provide only the melody Une and texts, with occasional four-part harmony for some of the refrains. The various musical styles (modern rock, bossa nova, balada, bolero, rumba, and traditional andino sounds) are represented in the written version, but the rhythmic soul of the music is found more in the recorded versions of the songs. Each of the printed collections has smaller hymnal-sized versions of the songs for reproduction for the congregation, as well as topical and liturgical indices, while the García-López collection includes a scriptural index. …

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