Gary Granada wrote and sang his way to the hearts of those wanting to sing pieces that are melodic and poetic, but easy to follow, in the chapel. The choir members can easily master any of the tunes in this three-volume, 30-song album, and memorize the lyrics in a jiffy. Rythm and rhyme of Chapel Songs are like nursery songs or nursery rhymes, only spiritual and soulful.
Itatawid, Ihahatid Kita in the third volume is a collaboration with Bayang Barrios, Cooky Chua, and Noel Cabangon. And it goes:
At ipamana sa ating mga anak, ang isang bukas na maningning
Ibig ko sana kayong yakagin, sa isang panata at adhikain
Upang pag-asa ay muling mahagilap, at sa isa’t-isa gawi’t sabihin
Na sa gitna ng maigting, at marahas na kahirapan
Itatawid, itatawid kita, hanggang sa ating marating
Ang totoong kapayapaan, ihahatid, ihahatid kita…
So, why are the songs in these volumes downloadable free at garygranada.com? Gary says it’s not free. “We’re only charging zero pesos.” That’s looking at the glass half-full.
Mabuhay ka, Gary!
The 3-album series is available at the Conspiracy Garden Cafe on Visayas Avanue, Quezon City. You can also comment here or send an SMS to 0917-8523948 if you wish to avail of the album.