BIS #6337 MumbaiSalesians' Fr Peter Gonsalves' Album 'The Marian Collection' now on Spotify!

by BISMumbaiCorrespondent

'The Marian Collection', an album by Father Peter Gonsalves sdb, is now available on Spotify. One is able to search for the album, artist or any of the individual hymns on Spotify to listen to it. Eventually, other earlier albums produced by TejPrasarini Don Bosco Communications under the direction of Fr Gonsalves will also be available on Spotify.

As Fr Gonsalves states, "The Marian Collection a tribute to the mother of Jesus Christ and therefore, to the world's first Christ-Bearer, is a modest attestation to the joy of believing in a God who renews and redeems the world through the generous cooperation of ordinary, insignificant people ready to make His dream a reality in their everyday lives - just like Mary."

Produced by Father Edwin D'souza-Director, Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga-Mumbai, recorded at Tej-Kiran Studio and distributed by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications, Mumbai, this collection of hymns is a translation and adaptation of Italian hymns, by Father Peter Gonsalves, currently residing at Salesian Pontifical University, Rome.

The Music Score is compiled by Jay Franco, Toronto. This Marian Collection is a not-for-profit educational initiative, with the Italian hymns from the hymnals 'Nella Casa del Padre' (1997) and 'Cantinfesta' (2004) with the permission of © 'Elledici', Turin, Italy. The Sound Design, Choir and Recording is by Amon Daniels. The Lyrics & Music Score are accessible at:

The English hymns are composed by: Desmond Paes, SDB (nos. 15, 17); Ronnie Menezes, SDB (n. 3); Peter Gonsalves, SDB (nos. 1, 5, 10, 14, 19, 20, 21); and the Italian hymns are composed by: F. D'Aria & L. Guida (n. 2); A. Lagorio (n. 4); G. Stefani (n. 6); D. Machetta (7, 8, 11); V. Cipri & A. Mancuso (n. 9); V. Meloni (n. 12); L. Scaglianti & L. Bancolini (n. 13); Gen Rosso (n. 16).

The Soloists are: Ella Castellino Atai (Mary!), Sandhya D’Mello (Come O Lord! & Mamma Mary), Priya D'Silva (Thank you Mother Mary), Bosco Rodrigues and ‘Faith & Harmony Inc’ (A Prayer for India), Bryan Rodrigues & Shalini Fernandes (Who is my Mother?), Rhea Rachel Fernandes (We Bring You Flowers) The Choir is from St. John Bosco Church, Borivili and friends: Angela D'souza, Asha Pinto, Bryan Rodrigues, Canute V. D'souza, Dilency D'costa, Elizabeth Gonsalves, Epiphanio Pereira, Francis Bennet D'souza, Frederick V. Saldanha, Ivor Vaz, Lionel Vaz, Neslin Pinto, Pranali Bhosle, Remilda J. D'souza, Rhea Rachel Fernandes, Shalini Fernandes, Shefali D'souza, Sheryll D’silva, Stephenraj David and Vincent Dias.