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Carlos Rosas, Rodolfo López
October 1, 2011
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Oregon Catholic Press
Christian, International, Latin Music
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¡Grita de Alegría!
Por Carlos Rosas, Rodolfo López
Esta es una colección muy necesaria de salmos responsoriales en español para las estaciones, las principales solemnidades y fiestas del año litúrgico. Arreglado para voz, guitarrón, vihuela, guitarra, violín y trompeta, la música tradicional de mariachi de ¡Grita de Alegría! (Grito de alegría) inspirará a la asamblea a proclamar "con júbilo" la grandeza de nuestro Dios.
Creada especialmente teniendo en cuenta las necesidades de las asambleas hispanas, la colección ofrece salmos para las temporadas de Adviento, Navidad, Cuaresma y Pascua, así como las fiestas de Pentecostés, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Santísima Trinidad, Cuerpo y Sangre de Cristo, el Nacimiento de Juan el Bautista, la Asunción y el Día de Acción de Gracias.
Grabado con excelentes músicos y vocalistas, ¡Grita de Alegría! revuelve el alma con auténticos ritmos de mariachi e instrumentación, incluidas canciones en los estilos huapango, cumbia y polka. Los 13 títulos originales incluyen 11 salmos y dos cánticos. Lista de canciones:
¡Grita de Alegría! (Isaías 12)
Dichoso el Pueblo (Salmo 32)
Te Doy Gracias (Salmo 138)
Hoy Brillará una Luz sobre Nosotros (Salmo 96)
Bendeciré Tu Nombre (Salmo 144)
Alzaré la Copa de la Salvación (Salmo 115)
Que Tu Misericordia, Señor (Salmo 32)
El Poderoso Ha Hecho Obras Grandes por Mí (Lucas 1)
Envía Tu Espíritu, Señor (Salmo 103)
Carlos Rosas is a pioneer and expert in Hispanic liturgical music, utilizing the popular rhythms of the music of Mexico for his compositions.
Carlos was born in Linares, Nuevo León, Mexico, where he began his studies in music and liturgy at the age of 12. He has served as a liturgy coordinator and composer in residence at the Mexican American Cultural Center and choir director at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. He was also the coordinator of base Christian communities for the Diocese of Phoenix, director of Hispanic ministry for the Diocese of Baker in Bend, Oregon, and director of music and liturgy coordinator for Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Laredo, Texas.
Two experiences inspire Carlos’s music: biblical reflection and liturgical celebration. “The two go together,” he says, “feeding and enhancing one another.” His collection ¡Grita de Alegría! offers Mariachi-style psalm settings. Some of his popular songs include “Me Alegré” and “Cantemos al Señor.”
Carlos lives in San Antonio with his wife, María Teresa.
Rodolfo’s voice and guitar work are unmistakable. You know them from the dozens of recordings—and many national events—he has sung and played for. He is currently working on his second collection of liturgical music.
Rodolfo (Rudy) López is a talented musician, composer, producer and workshop clinician who believes in the power of music to change the world and to draw people more deeply into the liturgy. Having served parishes in California and Oregon as music director for many years, he is active as a songwriter, soloist, and arranger for events at national and international levels. An accomplished guitarist, he is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA), where he completed a bachelor of music in composition.
Rudy and his wife, Stella García-López, have published two collections of liturgical music with OCP: Brille Tu Luz and Cristo No Tiene Pies en el Mundo. Their popular bilingual Mass setting, Misa Santa Cecilia/Mass of St. Cecilia, is part of the Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ missal program. Most recently, the pair also wrote one of the songs on OCP's new Spanish-language contemporary compilation album, Bendito, Bendito, with songs for praise and worship. He has sung, played in and produced dozens of Spanish-language and bilingual music recordings for OCP. Both, Rodolfo and Estela, composed "Rise Up!/¡Levántate!," the bilingual theme song for the 2018 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.
Rudy’s events focus on the basic musical needs of bilingual and Spanish-speaking choirs and assemblies.
Currently, Rudy works for OCP as a Hispanic Events Specialist, recording producer, and clinician. He lives in Portland with his wife and children.