New Eucharistic Hymns in Spanish

Fr. Andrés Ayala, IVE has composed four beautiful hymns, newly published by the Domenico Zipoli Institute as of June 2020. These are designed for use during meditative moments, such as the four outdoor altars of Eucharistic Processions, the processions themselves, Benediction, or within the Sacred Liturgy of the Divine Office and Holy Mass.

There are four hymn tunes:





Three of the four hymns are comprised of multiple hymn tunes, to provide variety in the considerable strophic length.

Most importantly, these Sacred hymns are written in the mind of the Church, both Theologically, after the high model of St. Thomas Aquinas, and stylistically, after the supreme model of Gregorian chant.

Humble audio recordings are provided by the religious family of the Servidoras, the Sister Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara.

New Spanish Music Resources

The new MISAL ROMANO, TERCERA EDICIÓN, has hopefully ushered in a spiritual and musical renewal within Spanish liturgies at Cathedrals, parishes, seminaries, and religious communities throughout North America. 

The revisions, albeit slight in sung texts themselves, should be a newfound reminder that our vernacular languages point to the Latin texts and music, a treasure of inestimable value.  

Has this opportunity been utilized for beauty and growth, or is there just a shiny new book on the altar? Mariachi or mora vocis? Guitar band or band together and sing a Gradual?  New resources and workshops can help!

The Domenico Zipoli Institute continues its missionary outreach in releasing additional resources in conjunction with the Misal.  Four new Spanish language components have been added to the website’s treasury of musical materials:

          • Church Documents and Articles in Spanish

          • Spanish teaching materials in Gregorian Chant

          • Music scores and recordings of the Misal Romano

          • Hymns and Recommendations of Mass Ordinary 

May the simple and beautiful music of the Misal provide a needed opportunity for renewal, pointing parishes to the True, Beautiful, and Universal.  In turn, this small step will hopefully lead to the uncovering of Gregorian chant, Sacred Choir music, and the rich, nearly unparalleled heritage of traditional Spanish Liturgy.

Misal Romano – Spanish Resources & Recordings

The Domenico Zipoli Institute has prepared resources and recordings in light of the forthcoming Tercera Edición of the Misal Romano, for use in the United States.  

Three free resources include:

Printable/PDF study guides for clergy  

Congregational cards

Audio recordings  

The first use date is the vigil of Pentecost, 19 May 2018 with mandatory usage beginning Advent I.

Special thanks to collaborative efforts of many, in conjunction with the Institute of the Incarnate Word, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Dunwoodie Seminary of Yonkers, New York, as well as St. Charles Borromeo Seminary of Overbrook, Philadelphia.

A reminder of the Institute’s upcoming 2-day conference on Apr 27-28 in Washington D.C. where these materials will be put into the hands of many.  Register today and plan to attend!

Two Spanish Chant Conferences – Washington DC area

In April, the United States Bishops will publish the Third Edition of the Roman Missal in Spanish. To encourage seminarians, clergy, congregations and choir directors to learn the music, the Zipoli Institute will be offering a two-day conference in Spanish Sacred Music:

Fri, Apr 27 – Seminarians and Clergy


Sat, Apr 28 – Congregations and Choirs

Immediately following these conferences, and a mere 10 minute drive, Archbishop Alexander Sample will be celebrating a Solemn Pontifical High Mass on April 28 in the upper church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  The Paulus Institute is sponsoring this event as the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.

Two Basic Requisites in an Artist

In His Holiness’ famous encyclical, Musicae sacrae disciplina, Venerable Pope Pius XII emphasized the need of two basic requisites in an artist, namely, an artist who will create true religious or sacred art. 

  • The artist must possess skill in the techniques of one’s discipline, as the very title of the document points us.  
  • The artist must have faith in God which will give him/her the interior vision needed to perceive what God’s majesty and worship demand.
Music, art and architecture form the Sacred arts with skill and Faith.

+Monsignor Richard Schuler (1920-2007) and his mighty legacy wrote prolifically on this very subject (c.f. Sacred Music, Vol 107, No 3, Fall 1980).  He said so eloquently:

“The work of art that the Church seeks will come from the trained and talented craftsman who has a vision of faith, is humble before the creativity of God in which he shares, and who has conceived in the depths of his soul a concept that he expresses in the material, but in which shines for the majesty of God.”

May our Faith and skill bring honor and glory to God, as well as holiness to mankind.