Cantemos al Señor
Cantemos al Señor. Carlos Rosas* (1939- ).
This is Rosas’ best known hymn. It was composed for ‘Rosas del Tepeyac: misa en honor de Nuetra Señora de Guadalupe’, a setting of the Mass found in Díez Canciones Para la Misa (San Antonio, 1976). It was originally entitled ‘¡Aleluya!’. Tepeyac is the hill where Juan Diego (1474-1548) is said to have had his vision of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, in December 1531. The Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City was constructed on this site. Rosas chose to honor this manifestation of the Virgin Mary, celebrated annually on 12 December, with his mass setting. Based on Psalm 19 which, in turn, alludes to Genesis 1, ‘Cantemos al Señor’ celebrates...
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