Jaime Cortez has dedicated a significant portion of his ministry to promoting Hispanic liturgies and bringing cultures together. In this conversation with Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert, Jaime shares the story of the beginnings of his working relationship with Bob Hurd, provides insight into composing bilingual music, and shares some of the intricacies of incorporating musical idioms into his liturgical compositions. This is another "must listen" conversation for anyone involved in a multi-cultural faith community.
So, please open your hymnal to "Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo."
For more information about Jaime Cortez and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP.
You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording from OCP. Here you can also purchase the other Jaime Cortez songs you heard in the episode: "Rain Down," "Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things," and "Ven, Espiritu Santo." The recording of "Pueblo de Dios" and "Alleluia, Give the Glory" by Bob Hurd and "Bread of Life" by Rory Cooney can be purchased from OCP.
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