Friday, December 27, 2013

@FriarAlessandro - Voice of Joy - What a Lovely #Christmas CD! (With Give Away)

Friar Alessandro - Voice of Joy
Merry Christmas!  

Did you know that as a Catholic my Christmas season only began on Christmas Eve - and it will continue through January?

While many are taking down their decorations and moving their thoughts away from Christmas, my Church will celebrate until January 12th.  This special time includes The Feast of the Holy Family, The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, and the Feast of The Baptism of the Lord.

We call the weeks leading up to Christmas Advent, and it is a time to prepare.  Now we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts.  We rejoice in Him - and in the fact that our salvation was born in the manger in Bethlehem.  It is not lost upon us that God became man to die for our transgressions.

The Christmas music is now played in earnest, and our altars are adorned with flowers and beautiful golden colors.  I am happy to have this lovely CD, Voice of Joy by Friar Alessandro, to listen to.  It captures all of the emotions of the season - Solemnity, Joy, Passion, and Gratitude.

Friar Alessandro: Voice of Joy
  • CD Includes Traditional Christmas Carols, Seasonal Melodies and Sacred Arias
  • Selections Were Recorded in The United Kingdom and Bethlehem
  • Friar Alessandro is a Real Friar and He Sings in a Melodic Tenor
  • A Single CD With Fifteen Tracks
  • Released in October, 2013 by Decca Records
  • Suggested Price for the CD is $10 (US)
  • In Accordance With the Friar's Vow of Poverty, Proceeds Assist the Activities of the Order of the Friars Minor
  • Learn About Friar Alessandro by Visiting His Website
  • Friar Alessandro also has a Facebook Page, a YouTube Channel, and a Twitter Account (@FriarAlessandro)
I am going to share this video with you so you can "meet" the Friar as he tells you a little bit about the CD.

I love his charming and joyful demeanor.  You will also be able to hear small samples of his singing.

Here is a complete track listing of the songs on Voice of Joy:
1. Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle
2. O Santa Notte
3. Adeste Fidelis
4. Veni Veni Emanuel
5. Agnus Dei
6. O Tannenbaum
7. Ave Maria
8. Madonna de la Claritate
9. Jot to the World
10. Alto e Glorioso Dio
11. Ave Maria
12. Silent Night
13. Caro Gesu Bambino
14. Madre en la Puerta
15. A Gaelic Blessing
In addition to this CD of Christmas Music, you may also want to pick up Friar Alessandro's first CD, Voice From Assisi.  The debut album features beautiful Catholic music like Pater Noster, Sancta Maria, and Panis Angelicus as well as the Saint Francis Peace Prayer - Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.  This prayer is accredited to the Saint Francis, our beloved Saint that founded the order of Friars that Alessandro belongs to.

Friar Alessandro
I am so pleased that Decca Records sent me a second copy of the CD to share with one of my readers. If you are interested in participating in this giveaway, please use the form below.

If you would like to purchase your own CDs right away, please see the Friar's website (linked above) and learn how you can obtain your copies.

The Rafflecopter giveaway form is easy to use, just follow the instructions.  (Please be sure to complete each entry, I never like having to disqualify anyone!)  Oh, and finally - please keep in mind that this is a review and giveaway for a CD, not an invitation to a theology debate!  Out of respect for the companies that share their beautiful products with me I do not publish those types of comments.
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Good luck, Merry Christmas, and Joy to the World!