Misa Luna CD - Kolar

Composer: Peter M. Kolar
Format: CD
Product: 018066
Unit: Each
Price: $17.00
Availability: Currently in Stock
A glorious Mass setting for bilingual communities! Rooted in classical music forms but spoken in a modern musical language appropriate for multicultural worship, the Misa Luna is heralded as a true work of art for today's Church. With its accessible melodies easily learned by English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, or bilingual assemblies, this Mass setting enables communities to worship together with dignity. Imaginatively constructed and highly versatile, its choral and instrumental writing features lively Baroque-style counterpoint. The title is a homage to Spanish priest and composer Alfonso Luna-Sánchez, who was the inspiration behind the work.

¡La Misa Luna es una Misa cantada majestuosa y perfecta para tu comunidad! Inspirada en las armonías y el contrapunto de la música clásica estilo barroco, pero utilizando un lenguaje musical moderno apropiado para una liturgia multicultural, la Misa Luna -- cuya título es un homenaje al sacerdote y compositor español Alfonso Luna-Sánchez -- es construida de una forma imaginativa y versátil. Sus melodías son fáciles de aprender para una comunidad de habla-inglés, habla-hispana, o bilingüe, y su círculo de acordes es bien simple para los guitarristas. Que sea acompañada por órgano y trompeta tanto por guitarra y percusión, esta música bella elevará la dignidad de tus celebraciones.

“...so catchy and so versatile it will stay in your heart for a long, long time!”

“...tan memorable y tan versátil que permanecerá en nuestros corazones por mucho, mucho tiempo.”

– Jaime Cortez, composer


 “So many excellent settings are just too difficult for most of our choirs, and simple settings are often not excellent in quality. Here is a setting that is simple, idiomatic, and of the highest quality.”

– Frank Brownstead, Director of Music, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles


“...opens an important door for all of us to open our eyes, our hearts, and in this case, our ears, to drink in the celebrative and prayerful strains of a multi-cultural church gathering around a common table. Well done, well done, indeed!”

 – David Haas, composer


“Kolar’s well-crafted musical phrasing of the texts is faithful to the natural speech patterns of both Spanish and English.”

– Bob Hurd, composer


“...an absolute joy to play. The vocal range is excellent for the assembly. It is a work of art!”

– Mary Frances Reza, composer


“The genius of Misa Luna rests in its sensitivity to form and text, whose substantial and satisfying music stands on its own in either English or Spanish.”

– Paul French, Director, William Ferris Chorale


“...a worthy response to a continuing hunger for bilingual musical settings that are accessible to all levels of musicianship... beautifully musical and adaptable to local multi-cultural musical expressions as well.”

– Kathy Lindell, Music Director, Office of Worship, Diocese of San Bernardino


“[Misa Luna] is beautiful! Seamless! It was com-posed very skillfully in the way it can be played in either style. Bach would've been very proud!”

– Lourdes Montgomery, Composer


“...a rare achievement in liturgical music. Most importantly, it is eminently singable by the assembly. But in addition, the Misa Luna is user-friendly for any parish music group. It works beautifully with a cantor and keyboard, but also has wonderful counter melodies and instrumental lines that will delight a full choir and instrumental ensemble. The musical writing is top notch and inventive. Well-trained musicians will appreciate the Baroque underpinnings of the piece; everyone will appreciate the simple, straight-forward ostinato/Taize feel. Peter gives you a full mass setting, not just bits and pieces. He also gives you language options: English only, Spanish only, and bilingual. There isn't anything he hasn't thought of! The Misa Luna is a gem and a must-have for any parish."

– Susan Greene, Director of NPM Convention Eucharist Choir, Sacramento CA, August 2006


“...wonderfully accessible to parishioners. From its jubilant, fugal sections to its beautiful, flowing lines, Misa Luna will certainly enhance the worship experience.”

– June Matayoshi, Oboist, The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago


“Peter Kolar's Misa Luna is one of the best Mass settings I've ever encountered. It is a musical master-work, with predictable chord patterns that make it instantly singable for assemblies who have no prior experience with this music. It is also true to the liturgical texts in both English and Spanish, and can be sung in both languages simultaneouly. In other words, it is an "assembly friendly" Mass setting. Hence we will be using Kolar's Mass setting for future Archdiocesan Eucharistic celebrations in the Archdiocese of Chicago.”

– Anna Belle O'Shea, Director of Liturgies and Music for the Office for Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Chicago


“I really can’t say enough of how well this CD is laid out. The arrangements are so simple and easy to learn that any congregation will be able to sing these parts in no time at all. The melodies and structures of the acclamations are very easy to learn. The quality of the recordings and voicing of instruments and singers is superb. A CD such as this that covers both traditional and contemporary recordings of the same songs and in both English and Spanish has been long overdue. This CD recording certainly speaks for itself. Well done Peter!”

– Kerry McMasters, Grapevine Online

Traditional Style / Estilo Tradicional

Kyrie: Lord, Have Mercy Listen
Sprinkling Rite Listen
Glory to God (English) with Fanfare Listen
Gloria a Dios (Español) Listen
Gospel Acclamation Listen
Lenten Gospel Acclamation Listen
General Intercessions Listen
Preface Dialogue Listen
Holy, Holy, Holy Listen
We Proclaim Your Death Listen
When We Eat This Bread Listen
Save Us, Savior of the World Listen
Doxology and Great Amen Listen
The Lord's Prayer Listen
Lamb of God Listen



Contemporary and Folkloric Style / Estilo Contemporáneo y Folclórico

Kyrie: Señor, Ten Piedad                                                    Listen
Rito de la Aspersión del Agua Listen
Gloria a Dios (Español) Listen
Glory to God (English) Listen
Aclamación del Evangelio Listen
Aclamación Cuaresmal del Evangelio Listen
Plegaria Universal Listen
Diálogo del Prefacio Listen
Santo Listen
Anunciamos Tu Muerte Listen
Cada Vez Que Comemos Listen
Por Tu Cruz Listen
Doxología y Gran Amén Listen
El Padre Nuestro Listen
Cordero de Dios Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 1, English  Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 2, English Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 3, English Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 4, English Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 1, Español Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 2, Español Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 3a, Español Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 3b, Español Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 4, Español Listen
Children’s Euch. Accl. 5, Español Listen


Misa Luna Keyboard/Vocal Edition - regular print, click here
Misa Luna Keyboard/Vocal Edition - click & print click here
Misa Luna Guitar/Vocal Edition - regular print, click here
Misa Luna Guitar/Vocal Edition- click & print click here

Misa Luna Assembly Card, click here
Misa Luna CD, click here

Misa Luna - Instrument Part for Flute (C Instrument 1) - Coming Soon
Misa Luna - Instrument Part for Oboe (C Instrument 2) - Coming Soon
Misa Luna - Instrument Parts for Trumpet 1 in C, Bb, and A - Coming Soon 
Misa Luna - Instrument Parts for Trumpet 2 in C and Bb - Coming Soon

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