Chanting on Our Behalf, Revised Edition

Ricky Manalo, CSP

Chanting on Our Behalf, Revised Edition
Practical and easy to use, this step-by-step course is designed to help presidential leaders learn to chant prayer texts.
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The revised edition of Paulist Father Ricky Manalo's well-researched resource boasts the same goal as the original—to teach presiders how to chant any written prayer text. Featuring updated lessons and exercises as well as internet-accessed sound samples that demonstrate each chanted prayer, this revised edition of Chanting on Our Behalf will do just that.

Designed to support those with little training in presidential music leadership, this resource provides a step-by-step course to help seminarians, deacons, priests and even bishops learn the vocal skills necessary for presidential chanting and leadership. Spread out over ten lessons and eighteen exercises, the course can seamlessly be integrated into any clergy formation course in seminaries or theological institutions.

Using prayer texts from the revised Roman Missal, Father Manalo's simple approach involves learning just six notes and the ability to recognize the liturgical, grammatical and ritual flow of a prayer text. Thus, it allows more freedom to improvise, embellish and adapt one's own interpretation of prayer texts. Filled with practical tips on proper posture, breathing, warming up and more, this book is informative and easy to use. The audio samples facilitate learning the concepts, and the vocal exercises help to solidify those concepts.