Beyond the Days
Ricky Manalo, CSP
Bringing a unique understanding of the relationship between the musician and the liturgy, Manalo offers liturgical pieces as "solutions" to ritual moments found throughout the Lent and Easter seasons.
Beyond the Days isn't your typical music for Lent, Triduum and Easter. Bringing a unique understanding of the relationship between the musician and the liturgy, Ricky offers liturgical pieces as "solutions" to ritual moments found throughout the Lent and Easter seasons; many of them fill specific liturgical niches for which little music exists.
Thematic and musical connectedness
Ricky uses a technique which he calls "structural composing" to thematically link the various pieces on Beyond the Days. The key signatures of most of the songs have an inherent structural flow that outlines the movement from Lent to Easter. This connectedness culminates in the Lenten psalms, where the melody and refrains remain the same but the text changes from week to week.
A must-have seasonal collection
In addition to providing continuity appropriate to the season, "structural composing" makes it easier for the assembly to participate because they don't have to learn a new melody each week. This collection is a must-have for the Lenten and Easter seasons.