No Greater Love/No Hay Amor Más Grande
Bilingual Songs for the Easter Triduum/Cantos Bilingües para el Triduo Pascual
A truly groundbreaking resource, it includes 19 songs for throughout the Triduum and first-ever bilingual settings for seven specific ritual moments.
Contains some texts that are not approved for liturgical use after 11/26/11.
19 new bilingual songs for the Easter Triduum
Every Easter Triduum, the Church breaks out all the smells and bells. We hold nothing back for this, the high point of the entire liturgical year. Parishes that usually offer separate Masses in English and Spanish gather as one for three grand, bilingual liturgies. Now, thanks to No Greater Love/No Hay Amor Más Grande, they have 19 brand new bilingual songs for these holy days.
Groundbreaking -- first-ever bilingual settings for seven ritual moments
The collection provides a variety of music for throughout the Triduum. A truly groundbreaking resource, it includes first-ever bilingual settings for seven specific ritual moments: Transfer of the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday; General Intercessions and Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday; and the Light Procession, Exsultet, Reception of the Oils, and Litany of the Saints at the Easter Vigil.
Songs can be sung in Spanish, English or bilingually
Specially commissioned for this project, every setting is new. They're also versatile: each song can be sung bilingually, in Spanish or in English. Most texts are verbatim from the current Sacramentary and the Spanish-language ritual book for the RCIA, Rito de la Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos. Styles range from chant and through-composed to contemporary and Latin American.
New music for Holy Thursday, including "Pange Lingua Gloriosi"
Highlights include Estela García-López's beautiful new setting of "Pange Lingua Gloriosi." This tri-lingual version features verses in English and Spanish, and refrain and optional verses in Latin. Jaime Cortez wrote "Great Is the Love/Hay Gran Amor" to accompany the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday. The bilingual refrain calls us to imitate Christ as disciples of love.
New music for Good Friday, including Veneration of the Cross
In Dolores Martínez's new setting of the ten Good Friday intercessions, two cantors take turns singing the prayers in English and Spanish, with piano accompaniment. The assembly proclaims "amen" after each. Santiago Fernández composed two first-ever bilingual settings for Good Friday, "This Is the Wood/Mirad la Cruz" and "We Venerate Your Cross/Tu Cruz Adoramos."
New music for the Easter Vigil, including the first-ever bilingual Exsultet
Pedro Rubalcava's innovative setting of the Exsultet features parts for trumpets and percussion and a festive acclamation for the assembly: "This is the night! ¡Esta es la noche!" The collection also provides two, first-ever bilingual settings of the Litany of the Saints: one in a metered, contemporary style and one in a chant setting.
Music by many well-known composers
Other contributors include Eleazar Cortés, Bob Hurd, Rodolfo López, Lourdes Montgomery, and Mary Frances Reza. The collection complements OCP's best-selling Cantaré Eternamente/For Ever I Will Sing, which provides bilingual psalm settings for the Triduum and the rest of the liturgical year.
Singing the songs of No Greater Love/No Hay Amor Más Grande, worshipers in today's multilingual parishes do more than celebrate Christ's resurrection. They become a sign of its power to redeem and unite.