In preparation for the Jubilee of the Order, the Liturgical Commission of the Order hosted a contest for an official hymn for the Jubilee.
The Commission asked brothers, sisters, Lay Dominicans and other composers from outside the Order to participate in the contest.
An international jury of musical experts from within and outside the Order have selected the hymn, “Laudare, benedicere, praedicare” composed by our brother Giuseppe-Pietro Arsciwal, OP. He is from the Province of the Philippines.
We congratulate fr Giuseppe-Pietro and also extend our sincere thanks to all who participated in the contest.
All members of the Dominican family are hereby invited to download and use the Jubilee Hymn.
Composer: Fr. Giuseppe Pietro V. Arsciwals, OP
Choral arrangement: Mr. Irineo Hernandez III
Musical arrangement: Mr. Paulo Zarate
Interpreters: Fr. Giuseppe Pietro Arsciwals, Jeanne Marie Ogayon-Calubaquib, Joy Ogayon, Jeffrey Corrales, Cholo Calubaquib, Jujut Hernandez
Sr. Ragnhild Bjelland, OP (Oslo) and fr. Thomas Möller, OP (Germany)
(25 September 2014)