Peter Kolar (World Library Publications) - Misa Luna - Catholic CD Review

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Peter Kolar was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Peter began taking piano lessons at age seven. He became involved in music ministry at an early age and also played in the family’s polka band. He had also formed a folk group with his older siblings. Peter earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Composition from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois.

Peter is currently the Hispanic Publications editor at WLP. His latest CD, Misa Luna is put together very well. The CD covers arrangements that are both traditional and contemporary, and in both English and Spanish. There are also Eucharistic Acclamations for use in Children’s Liturgies both in English and Spanish. 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. I am very pleased at how the voicing of both the instruments and the singers all blend very well.

I would feel very comfortable singing these songs and acclamations during a bilingual Celebration of the Eucharist. The melodies and structures of the acclamations are very easy to learn. Again 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!

To learn more about Peter and his music, follow this link: http://www.wlp.jspaluch.com/1721.htm

Reviewed by Kerry McMasters

Copyright 2009 Susan Bailey and Grapevine

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Susan Bailey is the author of River of Grace Creative Passages Through Difficult Times (Ave Maria Press), and Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message (ACTA Publications), part of their Literary Portals to Prayer series. Along with her blogs Be as One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion, Susan writes for the Diocese of Worcester newspaper, The Catholic Free Press.

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