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Composer Peter Kolar is the former Editor of Hispanic Music and Publications for WLP. While part of the editorial staff from 1996 to 2019, he oversaw the development of resources for the Spanish-speaking and bilingual church, notably as founding editor of the nation’s first completely bilingual missal,Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate® and its companion hymnal/himnario. In addition to these contributions, Peter launched the bilingual psalm collection Aclama, Tierra Entera/Sing, All You Lands, the Spanish-language hymnalCantos del Pueblo de Dios, and spearheaded numerous projects with various WLP artists. His works and arrangements can be found in catholic hymnals across the United States.

In 2012, Peter released a solo piano CD, Variations, showcasing his talents as a performing artist. The album features his classically-inspired arrangements of sacred hymns and serious original works. As a liturgical pianist, Peter was the accompanist for numerous WLP showcases at NPM conventions over the years, and has played for such prominent liturgies as the Festival of Faith at Chicago’s Soldier Field (2000) and the Beatification Mass of Blessed Solanus Casey at Ford Field in Detroit (2017). In 2016, he led the musical performance for the “Two Nations, One Faith” event at El Paso’s Sun Bowl stadium in conjunction with the papal visit to the U.S. border, and in 2018, he led a choir from the U.S. on tour in El Salvador for the canonization celebrations of Saint Oscar Romero.

In addition to his solo CD, several of Peter’s choral works are available through WLP. His acclaimed bilingual Mass setting Misa Luna, a staple at diocesan and conference liturgies nationwide, was sung at the papal liturgy with Pope Francis in Philadelphia and the Beatification Mass of Blessed Stanley Rother in Oklahoma City. Other notable compositions include the bilingual intercessions Oración de los Fieles, the solemn hymn O Christ the Healer, a contemporary setting of the Litany of the Saints, Enter Into the House of the Lord, the majestic reverie How Wonderful Your Name, and El Señor Es Compasivo, WLP’s best-selling bilingual setting of Psalm 103. Peter’s much-anticipated second bilingual Mass setting, “Mass of the Sun of Justice/Misa Sol de Justicia,” will be available in late 2019.

In 2004, Peter was commissioned to write the theme song for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the result being the energetic pop anthem Healing Balm with featured vocalist Danielle Rose on the CD God Is My Rock. Peter also served for several years as the director of the Chicago-based Holy Cross Marimba Ensemble, with whom he recorded the CD Marimbas Fantásticas.

Peter currently resides in El Paso, Texas, where he is the director of the El Paso Diocesan Choir and a member of the board of directors for the Southwest Liturgical Conference. Most recently, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in creating the Spanish-language chant settings for the Misal Romano, Tercera Edición. He remains a sought-after bilingual clinician in the areas of liturgy, music, and ministry.

Aclamacion del Evangelio/Gospel Acclamation

Aclamación del Evangelio/Gospel Acclamation

Al Partir el Pan/When We Break This Bread

Al Partir el Pan/When We Break This Bread - Click & Print

Alaben Todos/Let All the Earth Praise: Salmo 148

Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Ave Maria - Palazon/Kolar

Ave Maria - Palazon/Kolar - click and print

Christ Is Risen

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El Auxilio Me Viene del Señor/Our Help Is From the Lord: Psalm 121

El Auxilio Me Viene del Señor: Psalm 121/Our Help Is from the Lord: Psalm 121

El Señor Es Compasivo/The Lord Is Rich in Kindness: Psalm 103

El Señor Es Compasivo/The Lord Is Rich in Kindness: Salmo 103 Click and Print

Enter into the House of the Lord - Kolar

Enter into the House of the Lord - Kolar - click and print

Enter into the House of the Lord - Kolar - optional flute, trumpet in Bb, horn in F, timpani, chimes - click and print

Eso Me Basta, Señor / All That I Need

Gusten y Vean/Taste and See: Psalm 34

Gusten y Vean/Taste and See: Psalm 34 - Click and Print

Hail Holy Queen - Rose/arr Kolar

Hail Holy Queen - Rose/arr Kolar - click and print

Healing Balm/Canto de Misericordia

Healing Balm/Canto de Misericordia - Click and Print

Healing Balm/Canto de Misericordia (Instrumental Parts) - Click & Print

How Wonderful Your Name - Kolar

Litany of the Saints - Kolar

Litany of the Saints - Kolar - click and print

Litany of the Saints - Kolar - flutes oboe horn trumpets violins - click and print

Los Confines de la Tierra/All the Ends of the Earth: Salmo 98

Mi Alma Tiene Sed/My Soul Is Thirsting for You: Psalm 63

Misa Luna Assembly Card - Kolar - 2018 Revision

Misa Luna Guitar/Vocal Score - Kolar - 2018 Revision

Misa Luna Keyboard/Vocal Edition - Kolar - 2018 Revision

O Christ the Healer We Have Come/When I Behold the Wondrous Cross/O God of Love - Kolar

O Christ the Healer/When I Behold/O God of Love - Kolar - click and print

O Lord of Light - Kolar

O Lord of Light - Kolar - click and print

Open Wide the Doors to Christ

Oracion De Los Fieles - Kolar - click and print

Oracion de los Fieles (Bilingual Intercessions)

Pan del Cielo (Bread of Heaven)

Pan del Cielo/Bread of Heaven - Click and Print

Psalm 130: Del Señor Viene la Misericordia/With the Lord There Is Mercy

Si No Me Acuerdo de Ti: Salmo 137

Stand in the Light

Tesoros Ocultos/Treasures Out of Darkness

Tesoros Ocultos/Treasures Out of Darkness - Click & Print Instrumental Parts

Tesoros Ocultos/Treasures Out of Darkness - Instrumental Parts

Tesoros Ocultos/Treasures Out of Darkness Click & Print

Through the Eyes of God

Through the Eyes of God

Ven, Oh Espirítu/Come, Holy Spirit/Halina Espiritu

Ven, Oh Espiritu/Come, Holy Spirit/Halina Espiritu - Click & Print

Ven, Salvador/Come Savior Lord - arr. Peter Kolar

Ven, Salvador/Come Savior Lord - arr. Peter Kolar - click and print