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Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy

Iconic Catholic songs beloved among English-speakers are now available in a bilingual and Spanish format.

Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy [CD]

$12.99

30141070

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Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy [Guitar Songbook]

$12.00

30141069

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Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy [Digital Songbook] Preview

$12.00

30142998

DIGITAL
Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy [Guitar Songbook]

$12.00

30141069

SHIP
Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy [CD]

$12.99

30141070

SHIP
Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy [Digital Songbook] Preview

$12.00

30142998

DIGITAL
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Iván Díaz, a prominent figure in bilingual worship, masterfully provides new versions of songs with which multicultural assemblies will quickly become familiar. As Catholic communities in the U.S. evolve and incorporate the Spanish language into their bilingual services (or add new Spanish Masses), the music that serves the Church will evolve too.

Iván teamed up with well-known Catholic contemporary composers to create bilingual versions of songs that are popular among English communities. Alongside, Fr. Juan Sosa, they carefully developed all-Spanish lyrics to songs that were previously only available in English. And in some cases, they translated Spanish songs and hymns into English. Iván’s goal was to build a bridge that would unite bilingual communities as they worship together in liturgy. Through collaborations, faith and musical experience, Iván’s new collection is helping to build this bridge.

Some collaborative highlights include: “Alleluia! Love Is Alive/¡Aleluya! Vive el Amor,” developed with Steve Angrisano, Jesse Manibusan and Sarah Hart, and “Give Us Your Peace/Danos Tu Paz,” with Jesse and Sarah. Additionally, Tom Booth’s voice is featured in two songs, “Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy,” the youth theme song for V Encuentro and “Sacred Silence/Paz Sagrada.”

Curtis Stephan, Chris Muglia, Ken Canedo and Anna Betancourt are also part of this multiple-formats collection — a bilingual MP3 Album, a Spanish-only MP3 Album, a CD with bilingual songs, a guitar songbook and an eBook.

Now, the familiar songs in Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy, with melodies that choir directors, musicians and community members already know, can easily be learned in a new language and incorporated into multicultural liturgy.

“Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy is a blessing for the growing Hispanic community in this country. The dream of creating a new collection of contemporary bilingual songs began after a night of praise and worship I spent with Sarah Hart, ValLimar Jansen, Steve Angrisano, Jesse Manibusan, Cooper Ray, and Tom Booth in San Jose, California, two years ago. I was the only Hispanic singer in the group and I felt that the beautiful Spirit & Song repertoire that we had performed that night should be translated into Spanish. I wanted to share the joy, poetry, music, and faith of these songs with young people and with everyone around the world…I want to dedicate this collection to the brave Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministers that are lifting up so many souls to the heart of Christ. Please, don’t give up! You are not alone in this journey. It is my hope that these songs will be used by the Holy Spirit to renew your communities.”

—Iván Díaz

Track Listing

Alleluia! Love Is Alive/¡Aleluya! Vive el Amor (S. Angrisano/J. Manibusan/S. Hart) | Give Us Your Peace/Danos Tu Paz (J. Manibusan/S. Hart) | Miracle of Grace/Milagro de Gracia (C. Stephan) | Nuestra Alegría/Our Joy (I. Díaz) | Sacred Silence/Paz Sagrada (T. Booth) | Our God Is Here/Dios Está Aquí (C. Muglia) | Fly Like a Bird/Suba Mi Alma (K. Canedo) | Bendito, Bendito/O Blessed Be Our God (Trad./Arr. I. Díaz)