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 >
Tune Title: GENTE NUEVAFirst Line: Pueblos nuevos, creadores de la historia (God's new people, we boldy forge our hist'ry)Composer: Juan A. Espinosa, n. 1940; Michael WardMeter: 11 10 11 10 con estribilloKey: b minorDate: 2013