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EPISODE #60
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS DR. TONY ALONSO

Episode No. 60 Saturday April 27, 2019 Dr. Tony Alonso, Professor and Composer 

Tony Alonso is a theologian and composer whose work is animated by the diverse needs of the contemporary church. A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, Tony’s compositions embrace multicultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. His music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. In 2015, this work was recognized with an invitation to compose the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States. Tony’s scholarly work lies at the intersection of liturgical theology, ecclesiology, and cultural studies. He has presented at scholarly and pastoral conferences and events across North America and Europe. He has also authored several essays and articles in journals such as Modern TheologyWorship, and Liturgy. Tony holds a Bachelor of Music in choral conducting from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in theology from Loyola Marymount University, and a PhD in religion from Emory University.  Tony is Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he also serves as Director of Catholic Studies. 

MUSIC: From the many, Make Us One Tony Alonso GIA Publication G-8898
MUSIC: Jerusalem, My Happy Home Tony Alonso GIA Publication
MUSIC: O Weary Couple Tony Alonso GIA Publication
MUSIC: Litany of Mary Tony Alonso GIA Publication G-7245
MUSIC: I will Lift Up My Eyes Tony Alonso GIA Publication G-8675

 

EPISODE #59
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUESTS ARE KATE WILLIAMS, PETER KOLAR AND DR. TONY ALONSO

Episode No. 59 Saturday, April 6, 2019 GIA Music staff and composers: Kate Williams, Senior Managing Editor, Peter Kolar, Editor for Spanish and Bilingual Music, Dr. Tony Alonso, Professor and Composer 

Hear a fascinating discussion of the Catholic Publishing world and the process a composer might go through to get a piece published by one of the leading Catholic Music Publishers. This great company, over 75 years old, whose name is the Gregorian Institute of America (GIA) began in Pittsburgh PA and now is based Chicago. It is responsible for much of the great music sung in the church today. This episode’s guests have a unique role as parish musicians and as senior editors and composers to shape the scope of music sung in the liturgies of this ever changing church. Listen as they give their insight into the service music, choral music, and ethic music needed for the church.

MUSIC: Sanctus (Community Mass) Richard Proulx
MUSIC:
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjello
MUSIC:
El Cielo Canta alegria (Heaven is Singing for Joy) Pablo Soso
MUSIC:
The Greater Glory of God Tony Alonso