Nueva Misa Latinoamericana
- Artist: Mauricio Centeno
- Format: CD
- Release Date:5/23/2006
Esta nueva coleccion alegre y festiva, llega con todo el sonido de Latinoamerica, el Caribe y el huayno, ritmo tradicional de los Andes. El repertorio musical de esta misa cantada que contiene esta coleccion bilingüe integrara a la asamblea multicultural en la participacion plena de la liturgia. Mauricio Centeno compuso la Nueva Misa Latinoamericana para la celebracion liturgica ofrecida en Los Angeles, California, con motivo de la llegada de la capa de la Virgen de Guadalupe a esa ciudad en 1998. Centeno estuvo a cargo de la musica para aquella ocasión que reunio una asamblea de mas de 70.000 personas. ------------- Employing a combination of Latin American musical styles, this festive new bilingual (Spanish-English) Mass setting was written to draw multicultural assemblies into enthusiastic participation in the liturgy. Reflecting the diversity of cultures Hispanics bring to the U.S. from all parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, the mix of musical styles includes the huayno rhythm, which is used in the traditional music of the Andes. The setting had a dramatic premiere. When the mantle from the Virgin of Guadalupe was brought to the Los Angeles Coliseum in the 1990s, Mauricio Centeno was commissioned to lead the music for the liturgy, which drew an assembly of more than 70,000. For this special celebration, he composed the pieces that would eventually become Nueva Misa Latinoamericana. Beautifully recorded by an impressive ensemble of talented musicians, the CD shows the full potential of this rich and multi-layered music. Arranged for vocals, piano and guitar, the songs also offer well-written parts for flutes, trumpets, violins and sampoñas (pan flutes), as well as an array of Latin percussion, including timbales, congas and charangos.
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