Born: 1940, Badajoz, Spain.
Internationally recognized as one of the leading composers of Spanish liturgical music, Juan Antonio Espinosa composes songs that emphasize hope for the oppressed, social justice, and the power of faith. Currently, he directs the Association for the Promotion of Religious Music (APROMUR) in Spain and serves as a liturgical musician at San Estanislao Parish in Madrid.
After living for a time in Peru, Juan published music reflecting the Andes style and Latin American social realities. Hispanic assemblies in the U.S. are familiar with Juan's uplifting music through his songs in the OCP collections Pescador de Hombres and Resucitó, and in Cánticos, Segunda Edición, Misal Del Día, Unidos En Cristo Música an… Go to person page >
Arranger: Marcus Hong
Marcus A. Hong, originally from Salt Lake City, graduated from Alma College in Michigan in religious studies, where he also served as a Student Ministry Coordinator, developing the student worship program; he then studied at Princeton Theological Seminary, receiving both an M.Div. and MA in Christian Education program in 2011, and then began a PhD program in Christian Education and Formation. He served as a chaplain from 2011-2015 in Koinonia, the fellowship for Princeton Seminary’s PhD students. He is co-author of UWorship (2014) and several of his musical arrangements were included in Psalms for All Seasons (2012).
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Tune Title: FELIZ EL HOMBREFirst Line: Feliz el pueblo que no ha puesto su esperanza en el dinero (How blest the people who refuse to put their faith and trust in money)Composer: Juan A. Espinosa; Marcus HongMeter: Irregular con estribilloKey: d minor or modalDate: 2019