Liturgical Music 
(including liner notes by Marco Frisina)

BENEDICI IL SIGNORE (BLESS THE LORD)
YEAR: 1987
PUBLISHER: Rugginenti Editore
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THEME: COLLECTION

The encounter with God fills the heart and gives us the desire to sing. So were born the psalms and canticles of the Bible. These songs want to express the beauty of the encounter with the Lord and with His Word. They are the result of the experience of friendship and prayer that for several years we have accomplished together in "prayer meetings" at the Roman Seminary, where we learned to appreciate more and more the joy of singing to the Lord. We experienced how music can help you to find the face of God, as the song can make us vibrate in harmony with His Word, making for a better understanding.

 

With this collection we want to offer our experience to others, with the hope of being able to live ever more fully  the song as a prayer in the liturgy and in catechesis.

SIGNORE È IL SUO NOME
(LORD IS HIS NAME)
YEAR: 1988
PUBLISHER: Rugginenti Editore
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THEME: COLLECTION

Lord translates to the Greek word "Kyrios" in the liturgy and to the Jewish "Jahweh." The latter is the name God revealed Himself to Moses as mysterious and unique . In the Bible, the Greek word is translated as Kyrios, which is the Lord. Jesus in the New Testament is the same title Kyrios, Lord, that expresses the reality of the Risen Lord and the Lord of history and the world. This term therefore expresses the greatness of God, his beauty, his omnipotence, but also his mercy, his boundless love that Christ has shown us.The name of God is the Lord means to affirm with force and with joy that God is all this, that his presence to us is salvation and love, mercy and omnipotence, light and victory.

 

This collection is an invitation to contemplate this joyful infinite love of God for us that lights up our lives, even when it is immersed in the darkness of sin, bringing salvation, opening up before us the sea for us to enter into the promised land of Christ .

CHI CI SEPARERA DALL’AMORE DI CRISTO?
(WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM CHRIST’S LOVE?)
YEAR: 1991
PUBLISHER: Multimedia San Paolo
BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: COLLECTION

The themes revolve around the great Pauline theme of redemption which was manifested to us through the cross of Christ. It is there, in fact, that Christ reveals to each of us his love, a love so strong and powerful that "nothing in the world "will be able to separate us from him. With that sublime gesture the heart of God is revealed and touches man's heart so that from that moment on, every action receives meaning and significance from that gesture. "The love of Christ impels us" ( 2 Cor 5:14 ), then, to think of our lives in that direction, to make our actions echo the love of Christ who loved us " to give to us his life" (1 Jn 3:16).

 

It is a life that continues to be the experience of those called, the experience of the patriarchs to that of the saints, from Mary to that of each of us. The fundamental vocation of every believer is to be an instrument of this love. Our love goes to Christ, because now "it is no longer we who live but Christ who lives in us ," "our life is hidden with Christ in God." (Galatians 2:20 , Colossians 3:3)

CRISTO NOSTRA SALVEZZA
(CHRIST OUR SALVATION)
YEAR: 1997
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi

BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: COLLECTION

Christ is the center of our faith, the source of our salvation. Through Him, with Him and in Him, we live our liturgy of praise to the Father in the communion of the Holy Spirit. The Church sings the face and beauty of the only Son of the Father whose infinite love led him to lay down his life for us. His Word has opened our hearts and our minds to the truth. This collection of songs contains the ordinary and some parts of the Proper of the Mass of Christmas, the day when the Church celebrates the coming of Christ the Savior. The parts of the Ordinary and some songs, such as "Totus Tuus" were written for the priestly jubilee of St. Pope John Paul II and performed in St. Peter's Basilica on November 1, 1996, the anniversary of his ordination .

NON DI SOLE PANE
(NOT BY BREAD ALONE)
YEAR: 1998
PUBLISHER: Multimedia San Paolo
BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: COLLECTION

"Not by bread alone does man live, but by every word that comes from God." The Lord nourishes his children in the desert of daily life, where there between the trials and sufferings of every day we are often tempted to give in and change his way, not to continue until the meeting with Him. Today's world is increasingly distracted by an unfair and improper use of things, from the frantic search for success, wealth, pleasure at all costs, all of which leave men after an apparent joy in the sadness and anguish. Only love for God and for others authentically fills the heart of man with joy. The encounter with God takes place in the intimacy of the heart as strenuous and demanding commitment to the service of the Church and the world, but it is always dictated by love "who creates everything."

 

This meeting is enough to fill your life, to fill the hearts of men so that there is no longer need for other goods to be happy. This new collection of songs, some of which revolve around Lenten themes, remind us of the demanding journey of Christian faith but joyful at the same time with the strength that comes from love for Christ and as the great saints teach us. Such is the journey through the desert to reach the light of the encounter. In this sense the marvelous text of St. John of the Cross, " The Living Flame of Love," reminds us that the soul of Christ in love fears nothing, neither proof nor suffering, because love nourishes the believer's heart and fills it with singing, that melody sublime that comes from the breath of the Spirit.

JESUS IS MY LIFE – SONGS FROM THE 15TH WORLD YOUTH DAY
YEAR: 2000
PUBLISHER: Multimedia San Paolo
BUY:  Amazon (US)

THEME: COLLECTION - WORLD YOUTH DAY

This collection of songs, performed at the XV World Youth Day event at the Tor Vergata (Rome) in the presence of Blessed John Paul II, is dedicated to those young people who have the mind and heart to reflect and think back to that wonderful experience.

CRISTO È NOSTRA PASQUA
(CHRIST IS OUR EASTER)
YEAR: 2004
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
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THEME: EASTER

The paschal mystery, as the center of redemption, is the fulfillment of salvation history in Christ Jesus, and is achieved for every man. The Cross stands sorrowful and glorious, a bright standard for all humanity in search of hope and light. Through the pain you go to glory, through the humiliation we reach the triumph of God over sin and the world. The Easter Triduum is the heart of the liturgical year. The Church in those days makes us sing the lyrics more beautifully and meaningfully, those theologically the most poignant and poetic, that have marked the faith of centuries of believers and summarizing our Christian culture.

 

This collection is intended as a modest tool to learn and sing these wonderful texts that the liturgical and spiritual tradition of the Church has to offer. It is no coincidence that I wanted to include, in addition to the texts of the songs, the Latin text with its corresponding Gregorian melody. These ancient hymns of the Christian tradition are of incomparable beauty, and it would be desirable for their rediscovery and re-use, within the limits of possibility. I have tried to be faithful to the literal translation of the Missal and other liturgical texts. In addition, I have sought to take account of the structure of the songs, especially in view of their celebratory use. The texts of the Gregorian melodies are closely linked to the liturgical act and their wonderful mystical inspiration adheres to the celebratory moment.

 

Challenging as the Gregorian chant is, in its forms , in its adherence to the text, in its melodic simplicity, it is a model for all us composers. Each piece can be performed in different ways, depending on the capabilities and possibilities of choirs and individual performers. Some of the songs appear, at first sight, to be very complex with many voices, some even for multiple choirs. But on closer inspection, you will see that you can perform them using just a part for a soprano and solo only. The more prepared will be able to use them instead in their complete form, and even with the use of the orchestra. I hope these songs can help everyone to rediscover the beauty of the Easter liturgy, the theological richness and poetry contained in the great texts of the Latin tradition that make us vibrate deeply in tune with the paschal mystery, the celebration of which makes us live the deep roots of our salvation.

O LUCE RADIOSA (OH RADIANT LIGHT)
YEAR: 2007
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: EASTER

The Resurrection is the triumph of the light of truth and love, and the joy of redemption pervades the universe and awakens in the heart of the world singing and praise. The liturgy offers us wonderful texts that describe this joy, the hymns of the Easter Liturgy of the Hours themselves at the center of Christian praise, the Lamb slain and resurrected by showing how the sacrifice of Christ springs the redemption of the world. In the texts of the liturgy of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit is the protagonist, the immense splendor of God, the creative energy, the breath of life, the uncreated Love that Easter blows from all over the world, renewing it with the grace and love.

 

This proposal aims to express the joy of Easter songs and the wonder of the believer before the beauty of the gift of the Spirit whose seven gifts fill our heart and brighten the face of the earth. The Easter season is a time of joy and song, the time of love expressed in the joy of ”hallelujah" and exaltation of life that is transformed into works of praise. Some texts are translations of Latin hymns; others are original texts that echo the great biblical and patristic texts on the Spirit and the Resurrection. I hope that the knowledge of the texts that the Christian tradition has given us pushes us to give our prayer the depth and beauty of the Easter light.

O CROCE NOSTRA SPERANZA
(OH CROSS OUR HOPE)
YEAR: 2009

PUBLISHER: Pauline Editoriale Audiovisivi

BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: THE CROSS

Even in today's world, which seems so distracted and confused, the Cross has its full force painful and heroic, terrible and glorious, and resplendent with its light above the pettiness and sin as an eloquent sign of love without boundaries and without measure. The world needs now, more than ever, the love of Christ that cries out from the cross to the heart of every man with all his strength. All those who suffer, who are lost and confused, all those who have no other refuge but in God, in the Cross are their hope and their consolation where God offers forgiveness and reconciliation to the world as the giver of life and also for the one who destroys and rapes, where there reigned a king whose victory is made of forgiveness and love.

 

Every man looks at the cross as the only salvation and the crucifix as a brother and friend who shares the pain with his poverty in the world. The Lenten journey wants to prepare for the encounter with Christ crucified and risen through the purification of the heart and letting us grow in our capacity to love, leads us through the discovery of God's mercy and forgiveness of his wealth and at the same time makes us discover the beauty of being the only church that shares the love of Christ.

 

This collection of songs takes us to the discovery of this sublime love that shines in the Cross, even with the help of some valuable texts that we have received from the living tradition of the Liturgy. Some hymns have been translated, some can be sung with the same melody in both Latin and Italian. I preferred to keep the text in the original language for others. The richness of these texts is extraordinary and we must learn how to keep them not only in the written statement but especially in the use of concrete prayer and liturgical chant: the theological synthesis that they give us is still alive and present for an authentic spirituality of Lent. I hope that the journey of Lent can strengthen our soul and make it agile in the fight against sin and resourceful in doing good. May our hearts learn to sing the love of God with enthusiasm and joy without end offering to the world a sign of hope and comfort and inviting him to look up at the cross, where " the Lord reigns ," our only hope .

ET INCARNATUS EST (INCARNATE)
YEAR: 2012
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
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THEME: CHRISTMAS

The Church has preserved numerous poems which together with the Sacred Scripture form one beautiful and rich repertoire of prayers which have greatly enriched and continue to support the faith of believers. In this collection I wanted to pick some that speak to us of the mystery of the Incarnation: wonderful lyrics that are full of faith and love, full of the contemplative force that animated the testimony of so many saints and that can still effectively nurture our faith and our prayer. The Latin language, which may at first seem an obstacle to a listener today, instead returns the original force to these texts made ​​up of poetry and theology, made of amazement and contemplative practice of prayer.

 

Next to the sung text, I wanted to include a translation so that everyone can enjoy the richness of the words chosen by the Christian poets who composed those hymns and the prayers. In these texts to the music, I wanted to express the various spirits of Christmas. First, the joyful appearance and brightness, as in “Puer natus est nobis” and “Dies sanctificatus “, as well as in” Verbum Caro factum est” and “Viderunt omnes” . In other songs, instead I wanted to highlight the contemplative aspect, full of wonder and adoration as in “Et incarnatus est” and “O Magnum Mysterium”. The latter can also be used in Eucharistic adoration and prayer adoration before the crib, letting the contemplation of the Incarnation touch our heart until it becomes a true profession of faith and prayer and letting the song arouse within us love and the emotion that drove the saints, such as St. Francis and St. Alfonso de Liguori, in their turn to become singers and witnesses of the Incarnate Word.

 

I wanted to insert two traditional melodies: “In Jubilo Cordis”,which makes us truly enjoy the tender and joyful atmosphere of Christmas and the verses of the hymn, “A Solis Ortus”, pivotal in the latter, is the singing of the Gregorian melody which alternates with polyphonic pieces, in the classical way. For the song “Credimus”, the text is taken from the "Credo of Paul VI" the pontiff spoke in the Year of Faith of 1968. The words are an intense profession of faith which amplifies the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed giving it a new force. In the Year of Faith, which we are about to experience, it is useful to return to this extraordinary text that the Magisterium gives us and invites us to make our own the faith of the Church and to live in the difficulties and the challenges of our present culture .

 

So sing the Mystery of the Incarnation. We find in it the source of joy and amazement and we draw from it the foundations of our faith because we recognize Jesus as the God made man for us, because in Him we find the meaning of our existence and the certainty of our redemption. Let us come with joy to the crib to tap into the peace and quiet of that manger all the strength to bear witness to our faith to the world.

RESURREXIT (RESURRECTION)

YEAR: 2014

PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: EASTER

This collection of songs celebrates the Easter season and the Solemnity as composed and orchestrated by Marco Frisina. The parts are taken from the Ordinary Mass VIII De Angelis composed in the dialogue form in the classical way of the polyphonic music tradition by alternating between Gregorian chant and the polyphony of the assembly of the Schola. The texts, in Latin, are those proposed by the Paschal Liturgy, to which was added the 23rd Psalm Dominus pascit me and the Eucharistic hymn Adoro te devote. The presence of the Eucharistic hymns emphasizes the strong bond of the sacrament of the Eucharist with Easter. There are both more complicated songs and simple songs, designed for different choirs: both those parishes that have either more or less experienced and committed members. All the songs presented may also be listened to for personal meditation.

BENEDICI IL SIGNORE/TU SARAI PROFETA

YEAR: 2016

PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi BUY: iTunes (US), Amazon (US)

THEME: COLLECTION

This collection presents new orchestrations and presentations of beloved songs written by Marco Frisina and published originally in 1987 and 1989.

NON TEMERE/ SIGNORE È IL SUO NOME

YEAR: 2017

PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi BUY: iTunes (US), Amazon (US)

THEME: COLLECTION

This collection presents new orchestrations and presentations of beloved songs written by Marco Frisina and published originally in 1987 and 1988.

NON TEMERE (DO NOT FEAR)
YEAR: 1987
PUBLISHER: Rugginenti Editore
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THEME: COLLECTION

TU SARAI PROFETA
(YOU WILL BE A PROPHET)
YEAR: 1989
PUBLISHER: Rugginenti Editore
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THEME: COLLECTION

TU SEI BELLEZZA (YOU ARE BEAUTY)
YEAR: 1995
PUBLISHER: Multimedia San Paolo
BUY: iTunes (US), Amazon (US)

THEME: COLLECTION

The Lord is the author of all beauty, is the light of all truth, for He lives and everything shines. Showing His perfections every, creature sings the praises of God. These songs are a homage to the beauty of the Lord. Some are taken from the Oratorio "The Treasury and the Bride" and are the prayers that Francis of Assisi offered to his Lord. Two other songs are taken from the Oratorio "On the Road to Emmaus" and celebrate the risen Christ also invoking His saving presence. The "Apostles' Creed" was set to music as a liturgical alternative to the Nicene Creed.

 

"Hosanna” is the song of the procession on Palm Sunday and "The Living Water” is a hymn suitable to the season of Lentwhich carries the theme of water of life, as the Lord has done in dialogue with the Samaritan woman. The "Trisagion” (thrice holy) recounts the experience of Isaiah in the temple and sings the infinite transcendence of God who reveals himself.

LAUDATE DOMINUM
(PRAISE THE LORD)
YEAR: 1998
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: LATIN

"Praise God in his sanctuary" The Liturgy of Vatican II has not forgotten Latin texts for nearly two thousand years that accompanied the celebration of the mysteries of our faith. Sacrosanctum Concilium, n. 114 expressly says: "The heritage of sacred music is preserved and fostered with great care." As proposed in this Latin songs, then, is the means to keep alive the memory of a textual and musical repertoire of great value that rightfully belongs to the Christian communities.

 

This album includes songs that follow the liturgical year in order to solemnize some important celebrations. Some songs also provide for the participation of the Assembly which is entrusted with the repetition of the antiphon or other forms of Gregorian chant.

PANE DI VITA NUOVA
(NEW BREAD OF LIFE)
YEAR: 2000
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
BUY:  Amazon (US)

THEME: EUCHARIST

The Eucharist is the center of the universe and of our life. It is a place of love and source of the Church's life. From the Eucharist flows the song of believers who celebrate the love of God and the fellowship of the brethren. It is a hymn of thanksgiving and praise that spreads to all the members of the Church and uniting in a single mysterious melody different voices from all parts of the world, from all nations, from all languages. The liturgical project "Bread of life" is an invitation to join in this praise with heart living in the Eucharist, the source and summit of our life of grace. Among the songs offered, are songs of the Ordinary of the Mass, as well as a hymn composed for the International Eucharistic Congress of 2000, in which verses are summarized in the Eucharistic imagery drawn from Scripture and the Fathers of the Church.

 

Some classic texts of the tradition are restated, such as the sequence of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, in a translation and adaptation that tries to explain, in simple language, the great theological content of the Latin text. Other texts include Anima Christi, in the original Latin, a beautiful prayer in the Missal that is placed between the prayers of thanksgiving of the celebrant, but that can be offered to all the faithful for its intensity and its beauty. Psalm 33 is a typical text that expresses the wonder and joy of the believer who sees the love of God himself as a gift of grace in the Eucharist. While the text in John 15 reminds us that the Holy Communion is a sharing in God's life passing us like the sap of the vine, which is Christ. The final song is a hymn of joy for the church, the bride of the Lord, who walks in the world, announcing the redemption of Christ.

VERGINE MADRE (VIRGIN MOTHER)
YEAR: 2003
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
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THEME: VIRGIN MARY

The tradition of liturgical music has always reserved for the Mother of God the most beautiful lyrics and melodies, masterpieces such as the Gregorian Mass IX , the hymn Ave Maris Stella, or the solemn antiphon Salve Regina , are just a few of these.The Christian poets from the earliest centuries have viedto express in a most gentle way and inspired by the beauty of theVirgin Mary, and the gifts of grace which the Lord has bestowed upon her are gifts that illuminate the entire Christian community and make us all the richer and more holy. The Holy Father has recently shown in the Marian prayer, especially the Rosary, one of the most powerful means to obtain from God the graces necessary and to implore his mercy to the world.

 

The songs in this collection are intended as a humble tribute to the one who by her faith has opened the doors of salvation and who accompanies us throughout the liturgical year, as the first among believers and sister in faith. At the same time, Mary is our sure hope and anticipation of the glorious fulfillment that awaits the whole Church at the end of time, when the New Jerusalem, adorned as a bride, will descend from God ready for her wedding. These songs follow a route through the small Marian celebrations of the liturgical year, with particular attention to the texts of the hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours. These are pieces of different character: songs that are easier, but also more complex pieces reserved for prepared choirs, but always meant for use in the liturgy. I hope some of them will be useful to renew in the hearts of each of us love for Mary and enhance the contemplative awe before the great mystery of the Virgin Mother, miracle of the grace of the Lord and of His infinite love for us.

STILLATE CIELI DALL’ ALTO
(COME FROM HEAVEN)
YEAR: 2005
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
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THEME: ADVENT

Advent is a time of reflection and rediscovery of the Word of God, which is the source of truth and hope. The expectation of the Savior opens the heart of God to the expectation that the whole world bears witness to and arises in the hearts of believers and has made ​​a deep desire for hope and joy to share with every man who waits for his salvation. The liturgical texts of this time are all impregnated with this hope and open our eyes to the vision of the new world transformed by the grace of Christ, that so much desired by the prophets, and that the world would like to know while it is plagued by violence and pain.

 

Advent singing has a special role because it supports the expectation of the Church giving wings to soar to the wonderful Lord who comes. In Revelation, the Church invokes the advent of the Saviour with the words: "The Spirit and the Bride say to you, come " to whom Christ says, " Behold, I come, I paid ." It is the dialogue of love between Christ and his Church, and sings the beauty of the liturgy by celebrating it in the way that is right, turning into singing the love that unites the Church to his Lord. The music is capable of touching the heart of the believer by opening it to the contemplation and, leading him by the hand at this meeting, to enable him to sing the faith. Even more so in Christmas time, the meditation of the 'Incarnation of the Word’ can be transformed into luminous contemplation of the mystery of redemption, and the chant can help us to enter with all our hearts in the celebration. As always, this proposal is part of the songs from the texts that the Liturgy and the Word of God offer us. These texts are most beautiful and most of all there is nothing more beautiful than to sing: waiting for the world and the joy of the Word made flesh, making interpreters of the prayer of the Church and of the desires of the heart of every man.

THE BEST OF MARCO FRISINA
YEAR: 2007
PUBLISHER: Heristal Entertainment
BUY: iTunes (US), Amazon (US)

THEME: COLLECTION

In this album are collected 11 compositions by Marco Frisina. If not exhaustive with respect to his complete musical repertoire, however, it represents a summary of important titles already so appreciated by all his affectionate public, an audience that has no boundaries now. That's why an English title and also because of these songs there is the wonderful "Jesus is my life," the text (in English) was written by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Also special on this record is that it is live (recorded in San Giovanni Rotondo in May 2006 in the beautiful new church dedicated to Saint Pio of Pieterelcina and designed and built by the great architect Renzo Piano ), contains all the emotions of his concerts that takes place every year in dozens of places everywhere.

Tthe first track "Church of the Risen Christ," is a recording of the first performance (worldwide) of an Ecclesial hymn specially composed for the Fourth Ecclesial Congress of Verona and that became the official anthem of the Italian Church.

SACERDOTE PER SEMPRE (A PRIEST FOREVER)
YEAR: 2011
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: PRIESTLY VOCATION

The priestly vocation is a special grace configuring a creature in Christ, the Eternal High Priest, making him share in his sublime mission of Love. I wanted to publish this collection of songs during the Year for Priests in 2010, but it was not possible. This year, however, there was another wonderful opportunity to reflect on the Catholic priesthood and to meditate on its beauty: the 60th anniversary of the priestly ordination of our Pope Benedict XVI. In recent years, the Pope has given us a wonderful model of priestly life and above all has given many speeches and ideas for prayer and reflection on the priesthood of great beauty and importance.

 

I believe, therefore, that it is nice to dedicate to him this new collection of songs that have used several texts drawn from both biblical prayers of the saints and used in the liturgical books. From Psalm 110, which celebrates the glorious priestly investiture of the Messianic King to Psalm 97, which celebrates the Lord as King forever and who leads his people with strength and splendor. Then we find some hymns, and one dedicated to Blessed John Paul II, true model of a shepherd, one dedicated to the fatherhood of a merciful God reminds us that the vocation of every priest at his mercy is called to witness to the love of God to men. I also added some songs linked to the mystery of vocation to the priesthood and to the memories of Pastors, whose verses are inspired by biblical texts. I also wanted to include two beautiful prayers, one of them is present in the Missal between those of Thanksgiving "Post Missam," the act of offering, "Welcome , Sir," the text of S. Ignatius of Loyola and the " Act of Love " on the text of the Holy Curé d'Ars. There are two texts that I love very much and that maybe are not well known , and I believe should be disclosed in our Christian communities to make their own faith and love in them testified . Completing the collection are tracks the Ordinary of the Mass which can be used in the solemnity and the harvest of Ordination. I hope these songs can help the prayers of all those who will perform them and they can grow in their esteem and love for the priestly vocation. In my nearly thirty years of priestly life, these texts have nurtured my spiritual life and have raised awareness of the beauty of the vocation. I offer it to all of you to share its beauty and share my joy.

TU SEI IL CRISTO (YOU ARE THE CHRIST)
YEAR: 2013
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
BUY: iTunes (US)

THEME: CHRISTOLOGY

Christ is the center of our lives, we draw strength from him and to him we turn in times of difficulty and pain, living in him we live our faith in the sacraments and in prayer, we rejoice with him when we live the unique experience of the Church as communion and charity alive and active in the world. Evangelism is just that: to proclaim Christ, the good news and hope of the world, comfort, and guidance for mankind lost, joy and consolation to the afflicted, light for those who seek the truth, strength and support for those who live in the test. Christ is one with His Church, walks with his bride, and she accompanies him through the streets of history, in the midst of difficulties and the storms, the triumphs and defeats, never leaves, especially in difficult times and painful.

 

It is good to proclaim with Peter and the whole ecclesiastical community: "You are the Christ," You are the salvation and hope; You are joy. We cannot hide the wealth that the Gospel of Christ gives to all men. We must offer it with the joy of our testimony, with the "hand" of our life capable of touching the heart and soul of even the most distant with the extraordinary power of Spirit of love and communion.

 

In this collection of songs, as well as excerpts from Scripture, there are some significant texts inspired by the liturgical prayers of the Tradition and Magisterium of the Church , as the words of Paul VI in "You are the Christ " and the definitions of the Church taken from " Lumen Gentium "in" People of God " . I think it is important to understand the beautiful meaning of our being in the Church, especially in this difficult moment in history but also exciting at the same time for every Christian is called to testify with force his faith in the world. Our journey has never been lonely, the consortium to which we are bound is a "reliable company ", as Pope Benedict XVI reminded us, committed without regard to their safety to be a missionary to the ends of the earth, as we learn from Pope Francis. We are the Church that lives the joy of Christ with His Baptism. We sing this our faith full of enthusiasm and confidence, embodying the words of Christ, let us enter the great words of the witnesses of the faith who have preceded us, let's make our way to becoming in turn reliable and happy witnesses. It will be the beginning of an authentic New Evangelization, which will open the hearts of the world.

DIO HA TANTO AMATO IL MONDO 

 (FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD)

YEAR: 2015

PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi BUY: iTunes (US), Amazon (US)

THEME: YEAR OF DIVINE MERCY

This mass for choir and orchestra celebrates the Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy as composed by Marco Frisina and is a contribution to rediscover the inestimable richness of the Gospel that reveals the merciful heart of the Father. In addition to the parts of the Ordinary of the mass, some songs are presented whose text recalls the themes of the Year of Mercy. The parable of the wedding invitation reminds us that God is in the world to participate in the banquet of God's love, as well as the words of Jesus to Nicodemus, which emphasize the greatness of the Father. The final judgment, recounted in the Gospel of Matthew, presents us with the mystery of the presence of Jesus among us. He is identified with every poor one to whom we open our hearts. The hymn to Mater Misericordia reminds us of the maternal intercession of the Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of grace and mercy, that is with us in everyday life and under whose mantle we can find refuge and comfort. The simple prayer of the Franciscan tradition presents us rather with the demands of Christian life: we are all called to become an instrument of mercy and love, to live the joy and genuine peace that come from the love of God, to live concretely and actively benefit our brothers.

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