"Many and Great"

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, and Matt Reichert

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, and Matt Reichert

It's been a busy summer for Open Your Hymnal - conferences, travel, new interviews, new partnerships. Now, co-hosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert return from their summer break to a conversation with composer Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, about his song "Many and Great." They discuss musical style, cultural idioms, compositional influence, cultural identity, and more! They also introduce a new segment - the "Open Your Hymnal Playlist" - featuring songs Zack and Matt picked that relate to one of the conversation threads from the episode. 

So, please open your hymnal to "Many and Great."


Episode links

For more information about Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP and his personal website

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "Many and Great" from OCP. You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: "At Dawn" (Steve Petrunak), "Pan de Vida" (Bob Hurd), "Someone in a Tree" (Stephen Sondheim), "By the Waking of Our Hearts" (Fr. Ricky Manalo), "Ki Ri Su To No" (arr. Lori True), "They'll Know We Are Christians" (arr. Paul Tate), "This Is How" (Chris de Silva), and "Pie Jesu" (Fr. Ricky Manalo). 

Find out more about Santa Clara University, where Fr. Ricky teaches, at the college website. 

You can read more about the film director Akira Kurosawa at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and Wikipedia

Find out more about the pastoral response to the Asian and Pacific Islander community, Asian and Pacific Islander affairs, and cultural diversity in the Church at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website. 

Learn more about the Living Bread Radio Network by visiting their website. You can also find out more about your local Catholic radio station by visiting the Catholic Radio Association. Here you'll find the "Catholic Radio Travel Guide," a listing of every Catholic radio station in the country! 

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