Monday, November 8, 2010

Fro's Music Revisited, Vol. 3



PROGRAMME:

THE GREATEST OF GIFTS
(J. Roel Lungay)

TOUCH OF HEAVEN
(Michael Dubina - J. Roel Lungay)

JESUS, MEEK AND HUMBLE OF HEART
(Barbara Henry - J. Roel Lungay)

HAIL MARY
(Traditional - J. Roel Lungay)

TEACH ME, LORD
(Barbara Henry - J. Roel Lungay)

THE MORNING STAR
(Barbara Henry - J. Roel Lungay)

THOSE WHO CARE
(Lorraine Mueller - J. Roel Lungay)

COME, HOLY SPIRIT
(Traditional - J. Roel Lungay)

AN ACT OF CONTRITION
(Elizabeth Thelemann - J. Roel Lungay)

DEAR JESUS
(J. Roel Lungay)

INVITE THE WHOLE WORLD
(Barbara Henry - J. Roel Lungay)

I WANNA SING
(J. Roel Lungay)

Fro's Music Revisited, Vol. 2



PROGRAMME:

SO YOU THINK I'M CRAZY
(J. Roel Lungay)

AMC THEME
(J. Roel Lungay)

9TH OF SEMPTEMBER
(J. Roel Lungay)

LAY YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER
(Mary Helen mares - J. Roel Lungay)

WE FELL IN LOVE (MANY YEARS AGO)
(Mary Helen Mares - J. Roel Lungay)

GIVE ME BACK YOUR LOVE (AGAIN)
(J. Roel Lungay)

(PLEASE) DON'T SAY I'M ONLY DREAMING
(J. Roel Lungay)

Fro's Music Revisited, Vol. 1



PROGRAMME:

REMINISCING
(J. Roel Lungay)

WHO IS FRO?
(Barbara Henry - J. Roel Lungay)

DEAR JESUS
(J. Roel Lungay)

MARIAM
(J. Roel Lungay)

SAILBOAT
(J. Roel Lungay)

THANK YOU
(Cindy Ann Ohler - J. Roel Lungay)

THANK YOU (FOR LIST'NING)
(Barbara Henry - J. Roel Lungay)

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST
(ICEL - J. Roel Lungay)

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST (Bonus Track)
(Musical setting by J. Roel Lungay)

Pangarap, Pangako At Pag-ibig

PANGARAP, PANGAKO AT PAG-IBIG

Free-flowing translation of the song, Gugma

Words by J. Roel Lungay; Bonnie Quirog

Music by Romeo Mascarinas

Performed by J. Ann Talisic

1
Di ko makayanan ang masaktan ka
Lumuha’t umiyak at nag-iisa
Kasama mo ako pang habang-buhay
Yan ang pangako ko.

2
Ba’t di mo mapigilan ang lumuha
Pilitin mong sa akin ay magtiwala
Buong kalul’wa mo at buong puso
Manalig ka sa akin, sinta
Oooh…

Koro:
Di ba pangarap natin ay tayo lamang?
Di ba panghabang-buhay, magpakailan man?
Di ba pangako natin tayo’y magmahalan?
Pangarap…
Pangako…
At pag-ibig
Hmmm…

(Ad Lib)

(Repeat 2)

(Repeat Koro twice)

Coda:

Ooh, di ba?

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Driving My Tagbilaran City



Leisurely drives along the streets of Tagbilaran City by yours truly...

The last two months - the last five days of June through the whole month of July and extending to ten more days in August, had been most memorable and fun stretch I have had in a long time. To be able to say I've had a dream-like glimpse and to be able to walk and have quite a few leisurely drives along the streets of this gorgeous town which gave me my early history and youthful pockets of experiences growing up was more than a dream-come-true, something I look forward to almost always. My Tagbilaran City - let me call you such for once - is and will always be home to me no matter how far I've been uprooted from this once ghostly-town-turned-tourism-destination-favorite of this modern day. Your radiant beauty and unique aroma will always be where I want to be, not sleeping or in a dream, but walking and frolicking along your streets and byways.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Big Bang! CD Lauching At The Bohol Tropics



Big Bang! CD Launching
July 16, 2010
Sandugo Ballroom, Bohol Tropics
Tagbilaran City


Performing Musicians:

Romeo Mascariñas of Centerstage Band (Songwriter|Vox|Keyboard)

J Roel Lungay of New Orleans(Songwriter|Vox)

Jun Kaamiño III of Versatile Band (Lead Guitar)

Dary Taladua of Versatile Band (Aoustic|Lead Guitar)

Christopher Lugo of CD Series & System Tools Banda (Bass)

Mark Apat of System Tools Band (also formerly of H2O Band)

All songs written by J. Roel Lungay and Romeo Mascariñas

Program host: Ms. Ardy Araneta-Batoy

Videos by Jacinto "Toto" Pitoy and Zaida Galleza Nalugon

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Big Bang! Rehearsals



(July 5, 2010) - A team of elite Tagbilaran musicians coming together and rehearsing for the upcoming BIG BANG! CD LAUNCHING on July 16, 2010 at the Bohol Tropics, Tagbilaran City

Music written by J. Roel Lungay and Romeo Mascariñas

THE BAND:
Jun Kaamiño III, Versatile Band (Lead Guitar)
Dary Taladua, Versatile Band (Acoustic Guitar)
Christopher Lugo, CD Series & System Tools (Bass)
Mark Apat, H20 Band & System Tools (Drums)
Romeo Mascariñas, Centerstage Band (Vox & Keys)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Roro Music On Pinoy Lyrics Dot Net

ORIGINAL TITLES ON PINOYLYRICS.NET

BIG BANG!

CAINGGET SUNSET

CALL TO ALL NATIONS

COLOURS

COLOURS

COLOURS

HERE I AM

INDECISION

INDECISION

I'M TOTALLY YOURS

LIVING A DREAM

LOVE SOMEHOW WILL FIND A PLACE IN OUR HEARTS

MISSING YOU

MISSING YOU

MY TAGBILARAN CITY

TIGUM BOL-ANON

UNANSWERED PRAYERS

WORKING MAN


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Jesus, Meek & Humble Of Heart

Words by Barbara Henry

Music by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

Performed by Steve Thomas

Piano by Catherine Styron

Guitars by Steve Thomas

1
Jesus, meek and humble of heart
Make my heart like yours.
A heart that loves You only
Just the way that You want it.

2
Show me, Lord, the path to You
Through that narrow door
And help me keep my eyes on You;
Make me love You more and more.

Chorus:
Dearest Lord, I pray to you
Cause I know not what to do.
There are many things each
That take my heart from you.
Take me where you will, Lord,
Cause I don't know the way.
Will you be my Shepherd
To lead me every day?

3
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Make my heart like Yours -
A reflection of Your holiness
And a ray of light to one and all.

4
Sanctify my life for You,
Make it ever true;
Pour on me Your precious love
And Your gift of compassion.

(Repeat Chorus)

(Repeat Verse 3)

Coda:
To one and all!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Believe It Or Not



BELIEVE IT OR NOT

Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Reuben Falar

Performed by Reuben Falar

1
I can’t complain
Life has been so good
I can’t explain
The feeling I have right now.
I look around
Everywhere I go
Sea-like blue skies
Is all I see right now.

2
Can't you see
I think of you each day?
Loverly
My feelings everyday
Heavenly
Our journey - you and me
I feel wonderful
My world, you see, is you.

Chorus 1:
Believe it or not
I’m falling for you
Believe it or not
There’s no turning back
And I ask every day
How did I get this way
Believe it or not I’m here.

3
Call it love
She's all I ever have
Until the end
The promise will stay the same.
Our world you see
It’s just you and me
Don’t really care
As long as I have you there.

Chorus 2:
Believe it or not I’m staying behind
Believe it or not you’re one of a kind
I won’t ever pretend
It’s all but a dream
Believe it or not it’s true

Bridge:
The days are much better when you are around
And nights are much warmer somehow
People are smiling, faces are glowing
Believe it or not
Believe it or not I know.

(Interlude)

(Repeat Chorus 1 & 2)

Coda:
Believe it or not it’s true
Oh yeah, it’s true.

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Fro
1/15/09






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Monday, May 31, 2010

The Dawn Of Love



THE DAWN OF LOVE

Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Reuben Falar

Performed by Reuben Falar

1
I never like the night
I always feel alone
I need to hug
I need to kiss somebody

2
I couldn’t be like this
It’s messing up my mind
I need to go I’m begging you
I really do!

Refrain:
The dawn of love…
Shining stars are bright
The dawn of love…
Moonless sky tonight
The dawn of love...
Celebrate your love with me
Celebrate your love with me, ooh.

3
Anything can happen
Anything, just anything
Anything means everything
Yes, everything

4
Enjoy it while lasts
You can lose it fast
Keep your sight and get it right
And take control.

(Repeat Refrain)

Bridge:
What will it be
When you don’t have nothing to say?
Take it after me
But you can lose your soul.

(Interlude)

(Repeat Refrain twice then fade)

Coda:
Celebrate your love with me.

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All Rights Reserved


Fro
1/19/09



















Puppies, Friends And Dogs



CAINGGET SUNSET
by Romeo Mascariñas
From the album, BIG BANG! (2010)


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Piano Score For The Mark Of Priestly Bliss



Ryan Rhodes demo-ing the new score of The Mark of Priestly Bliss


THE MARK OF PRIESTLY BLISS

Words by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

Music by Fr. Arnold Zamora

Piano arr. by TQ Solis, Jr.

1
A priest forever, a priest for life
Called to serve, to live and die.
Through many years and happy tears,
God's joy abounds, His grace supplied.

2
A priest for always, a priest I am,
In poverty I am to be;
A good example for all to see -
Salt of the earth, light to be seen.

Chorus:
You called me to proclaim your goodness to the world,
Make peace with everyone, uniting all as one;
May all the sacraments, in your most holy name,
Lead us to holiness - the mark of priestly bliss.

3
A priest for Christ, a priest for love,
A priest for all, that's who I am;
One blessed vision in Christ our God
For all his chosen, anointed hands.

(Repeat Chorus 2x)

Coda:
May all the sacraments, in your most Holy Name,
Lead us to holiness - the mark of priestly bliss.

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International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved


Friday, May 28, 2010

PLEASE VOTE FOR CALL TO ALL NATIONS

TO ALL FRIENDS OF RORO MUSIC, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE'VE SUBMITTED ONE OF OUR SONGS IN MYSPACE'S TOYOTA'S ROCK THE SPACE II AND IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ENTRY "CALL TO ALL NATIONS" BY PLAYING THIS SONG AS MANY TIMES AS POSSIBLE IN YOUR SPARE TIME.

THE MORE IT IS PLAYED OVER THE MORE POINTS IT CAN ACCUMULATE.

THANK YOU!!!

NOTE; PLEASE CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON BELOW OR GO TO:

CALL TO ALL NATIONS - MYSPACE



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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tigum Bol-anon Music (TBTK CD)



While the whole province and many of her reveling citizens were in the midst of all the fanfares of the SANDUGO celebration and TBTK's grand homecoming this past July 2009, unbeknownst to many was a core of few people commissioned to put together something we can all be proud of and celebrate about. For the first time, ever, in its 12-year history, TBTK had not only come up with a new soundtrack to sing, dance and jumped for joy, but had also attracted a host of young Boholano musicians to share with us the richness of their talents as well as entertain us with a variety of their musicality Bohol has always been known for.

(From the CD Liner)

TIGUM BOL-ANON, TBTK's official theme song launched in 2009 on the occasion of its fourth grand reunion, reflects the Boholano's penchant for original creations and love for music. Complemented by the works of young Boholano musicians, this album is unde-
niably rich in musical variety that places Bohol at the forefront of the music industry.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Call To All Nations



Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Romeo C. Mascariñas

Performed by Romeo Mascariñas

1
Millions of people,
Counting our children,
Are dying everywhere.
Millions of others,
Brothers and sisters,
Their lives like living hell.
Life doesn’t have to be this way
We’ve come a long, long way, we say.
There are so many other ways
Why can’t we start the change today?

Refrain:
And so I make this call to all nations -
Children of the world, folks of all colours.
From east to west, to north and south,
From me to you and you to all.
Here’s my call to all humanity -
Let us rid of poverty,
Try to set all people free
And afford them dignity -
The life deserving you and me.

2
Where is our future
And where is the concord
Our hearts our longing for?
Where is the solace
And where is the peace
We all try to achieve?
Life doesn’t have to be this way
We’ve come a long, long way, we say
There are so many other ways
Why can't we start the change today?

Bridge:
Build a bridge of harmony
Friendship, peace and unity;
Make a room for one another
In your mind and heart and soul.

(Repeat Refrain except last line)

Coda:
The life deserving you and me.

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All Rights Reserved.

Fro
1/25/09


















(Music added April 30, 2010)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tribute To The Maria Clara Boyz

THEME: BIG BANG!

Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Romeo C. Mascariñas

FOUR SCORE AND MANY YEARS AGO...


FAMILES, FRIENDS AND DOGS (FFD)


PUPPIES - SEIPPUPS

FOUR SCORE AND MANY YEARS AGO...

... Grandpas and Papas were once "binatilyos" (young guns) whose world was uniquely their own. Then a bunch of happy and carefree spirited young individuals who once roamed and ruled the streets of Maria Clara and beyond - a kingdom not their own but a playground where knights and dukes once trolled in search of the King's princess and bahalinas!

FOR SCORE AND MANY YEARS AGO...

We're back where we left off... as time stood still.

Families, friends - puppies and dogs included - have taken off in perpetuity. Now, we're not alone anymore - we never were - but bloodlines interchanged and crossed directions along the way. We've got families - wife and kids, and grands for some - proudly we say. Ours are simply stories to tell - or reminisce at most - music and foods to share, photos of both old and new. Time might have stood still... but it did pass away. The journey that was once ours... are now our children's to continue or talk about.





















Friday, April 9, 2010

Musikang Bol-anon Most Viewed Videos

The following are my most viewed videos on YouTube




There's always a sense of accomplishment accompanying some of the things that we do in life, whether one realizes or not, especially when people give you some sort of a pat in the back or a nod at what you do - a little affirmation here and there - that bring colors to dull moments that we seem to face everyday. Again, whether we like it or not.

Friends - in fact, people in general - visiting and enjoying some of the things you enjoy doing almost on a daily basis - in my case, putting together photos and videos, editing and uploading small feature films using the most common and less complicated programs that usually came with one's PC - is one heck of an entertainment itself - and joy as well - that bring a sense of purpose in your otherwise less meaningful activity, knowing that someone, somewhere around the world, has been affected, visually or artistically, by the thing that you do.

To be continued... (".)

Roro Music Video Playlist



The number of song videos posted on YouTube as well as in the different music communities all over the IT has made it very difficult, if not impossible, for Roro Music to monitor the movements of our intellectual properties across the virtual universe. Might as well call it the "Road To Nowhere" - like one of our songs tries project - if left untended. Needless to say, putting them together in one big playlist would not only solve the problem outright but would also give us an additional venue to publicize and give exposure to our continuing saga in music (".).

On this playlist you will hear - and see - all the versions of the songs we've created together from their earlier versions to the most recent ones. In fact, not one song on this selection is ready for release yet as they are continually being processed in "post-production experiments" 'til we get the right sound as we have envisioned them.

It is our hope that someday soon we will be able to come up with a product on "fixed form" that will immortalize our humble dream, and efforts, in order to leave some sort of artistic legacy for our families, children, relative, friends and who-knows-who to listen to down the line. For that we cross our fingers, and we need all your prayers!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Mark Of Priestly Bliss Video Series



THE MARK OF PRIESTLY BLISS is my fourth official music album to date and my first since 1996. After almost 10 years of hiatus from songwriting, and music in general, I was inspired to come up with yet another self-published initiative... to mark the 25th year of my priesthood. Interestingly, the album title, THE MARK OF PRIESTLY BLISS, was originally written to mark another priest's milestone, a contemporary, who is 5 years younger. But Pope Benedict XVI's declaration of 2009 as "Year of the Priest" had ignited a once "dead-as-a-dodo" musical enterprise that hit the sack in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The misfortune of having thyroid cancer on the same year (and went in for radiation) and the fact that I lost my voice for quite sometime did not help my cause in the musical recovery. The thinking then - and the attitude prevailing - was... I had more important things to do other than music.

Like I said many times, "Who would have thought I'd be in this position again... doing what I love the most (i.e., songwriting) and the excitement of going to the studio again and come up with something concrete (a musical product in fixed form). I wouldn't trade this blessing for any other, artistically, and musically. I can only marvel at the goodness of God for this humbling experience.

See also: THE MARK OF PRIESTLY BLISS




Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tigum Bolanon Video Series



As a collaborator of the Tigum Bol-anon theme song I'm proud to present here a video series of said music. What an honor and privilege it is to be asked to write something about which I hope portrays the pride and dream of every uprooted-Boholano... and that is, the pure excitement and rare opportunity to visit our home province together with our fellow expatriates... experiencing and renewing acquaintances with long-lost friends and relatives... meeting new ones along the way and enjoying every "little bit" that Bohol has to offer - from food to history, from small family gatherings to little barrio fiestas, from re-aquainting the old neighborhood to anything that the eyes can behold for the time being spent at home: Bohol that is! (Fro 3/3/10)

Link Source:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0559E998F338D71F

http://www.youtube.com/user/TaGBiLaRanBauN

A collection of video about the worldwide gathering of Boholanos, otherwise known as TBTK, Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan.

As the third official gathering of our fellow Boholanos con paisanos from all over the world is nearing its designated time come July 14-26, 2009, I would like to take this opportuned moment to extend to ALL OF YOU the invitation to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event and see-for-yourself how good it is to be home once more to see our beloved BOHOL, your loved ones & friends, and the many developments that may have transpired during the time when we were away, but more so the thought that we are "coming home" in great numbers to create this festive mood & atmosphere and thus relive this uniquely Bol-anon penchants for "fiestas," "tapok-tapok," "kaon-kaon," "inum-inom" and "chika-chika" as well as join our brothers & sisters back home in their yearly remembrances and reenactment of Bohol's rich cultural history of being a most-friendly-province-in-all-of-Pinoylandia that dates back to the mid-1500s. Come July 26, 2009, Bohol will be celebrating this yearly festivity we call SANDUGO, highlighted by the drumbeats and colourful revelry of a dancing street-parade, the re-enactment of the Blood Compact, the highly touted Boholana beauty pageants that have come a long way since its inception, and so much more. Lest you missed the many wonders Bohol is known for - now tagged as the Numero Uno tourists destination in all of the Philippines - I bid all of you to take this prospect and wonderful opportunity to ... "pauli sa Bohol, pinangga tang Bohol!" (Fro)

http://tigumbolanontibuokkalibutan.blogspot.com/


















Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Genevieve Choir Rehearses Fro's Music

They wanted to be called a gospel choir. I told them "No, you're not!" "You're St. Genevieve's Choir," I insisted. End of story. (".)

That was many years ago, of course.

They love to sing gospel songs and they are very good at it. I wish they were purely a gospel choir coz they'll be good at it.

I see my self in them; they love music and they love to sing. The only difference between them and me: I'm comfortable with the same old songs I've learned when I was a youngster and don't tire of singing them. Them? They're more aggressive and open to learning new songs (which is really admirable)... only, sometimes to a point of learning too many in so short a time. End result? They never learn enough songs by heart.

I mean, second nature. Memorized that would last a lifetime.

Needless to say, that's just my personal observation. For all I know, they could be masters of what I haven't heard yet! (LoL)

While me? I bore myself to death even with just a single song... until that said song becomes me and I that song. Sometimes I feel like I'm the one - or wish that I was the one - who wrote that very song I'm trying to become. Get the drift?

Well, I'm not really that stagnant or stuck with the oldies. In fact I'm very open to creativity or newly "hatched" music... but that's because songwriting happens to be one of my most treasure gifts - or hobby - that I never seem to run out of new music. Even more so learning new songs all the time.



A special "thank you" to St. Genevieve Chorus for accepting the request for the possibility of singing my original compositions at the celebration of my 25th to the Priesthood. To Mr. Ryan Rhodes, the music director, for tirelessly teaching the choir the music, almost all of which are "strange" to their hearing as many of them have been "shelved" for the longest time since their inception (LoL). Although a number of the tunes, like, "Glory To God," "Touch Of Heaven" and "Dear Jesus" are quite familiar to them and the parishioners as they have been taught and sung quite frequently in our parish. To all the choir members for deligently - and with enthusiasm - trying to "crammed" all the songs in so short-a-time that I didn't even bother to suggest how those songs are better expressed in singing. The choir had done enough and that was more than enough for me. And I really appreciate.

Believe it or not, I'm no proponent of perfect music. Don't get me wrong, I love good and great music. But I love it even more when people - choirs included - sing their hearts out, without regard to the possibility of making mistakes or not singing the right tune. Even more when they empower people to sing and lead the singing... and they become just the congregation choir! (Do you believe it's possible?)

As far as loudness is concerned, I never forget what an old mentor used to say when I was in my previous parish in Metairie, "If you think you're out of tune, sing louder all the more!" I happen to share the same sentiment in terms of singing for God. Period.

That's what I call great music. Great church music!!!

If God would have envisioned perfect music to His praise and glory, He would have none to do with earthly choirs. The angels alone (Sola Angela bwahaha!!!) would have been perfect!!!

To be continued...

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Mark Of Priestly Bliss



POPE DECLARED YEAR OF THE PRIEST TO INSPIRE SPIRITUAL PERFECTION

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI declared a year of the priest in an effort to encourage "spiritual perfection" in priests.

The pope will open the special year with a vespers service at the Vatican June 19 -- the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the day for the sanctification of priests. He will close the celebrations during a World Meeting of Priests in St. Peter's Square June 19, 2010.

The pope made the announcement during an audience March 16 with members of the Vatican Congregation for Clergy.

He met with some 70 participants of the congregation's March 16-18 plenary assembly, which focused on the missionary identity of the priest and his mission to sanctify, teach and govern.

During this jubilee year, the pope will also proclaim St. John Vianney to be patron saint of all the world's priests. At present he is considered the patron saint of parish priests.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of this 19th-century saint who represents a "true example of a priest at the service of the flock of Christ," the pope said.

St. John Vianney is widely known to Catholics as the Cure (parish priest) of Ars who won over the hearts of his villagers in France by visiting with them, teaching them about God and reconciling people to the Lord in the confessional.

In his address, Pope Benedict said the priestly ministry consists of total adherence to the ecclesial tradition of participating "in a spiritually intense new life and a new lifestyle which was inaugurated by the Lord Jesus and which the apostles made their own."

Priestly ordination creates new men who are bestowed with the gift and office of sanctifying, teaching and governing, he said.

The pope underlined the necessary and "indispensable struggle for moral perfection which must dwell in every authentically priestly heart."

The pope said he was calling for the special year for priests in an effort to foster the priest's yearning "for spiritual perfection, upon which the effectiveness of their ministry principally depends."

"The awareness of the radical social changes over the past decades must stir the best ecclesial energies to look after the formation of priestly candidates," the pope said.

This means great care must be taken to ensure permanent and consistent doctrinal and spiritual formation for seminarians and priests, he said, specifying the importance of passing down, especially to younger generations, "a correct reading of the texts of the Second Vatican Council, interpreted in the light of all the church's doctrinal heritage."

Priests must also be "present, identifiable and recognizable -- for their judgment of faith, their personal virtues and their attire -- in the fields of culture and charity which have always been at the heart of the church's mission," he said.

"The centrality of Christ leads to a correct valuation of ordained ministry," he said, adding that, without priestly ministry, there would be no Eucharist, no mission and even no church.

Therefore, he said, it is crucial to make sure that new bodies or pastoral organizations are not set up "for a time in which one might have to 'dispense with' ordained ministry based on an erroneous interpretation of the rightful promotion of the laity."

"This would lay the foundations for further diluting the priestly ministry, and any supposed 'solutions' would dramatically coincide with the real causes of the problems currently connected with the ministry," he said.

See also: THE MARK OF PRIESTLY BLISS VIDEOS

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THE MARK OF PRIESTLY BLISS

Words by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

Music by Fr. Arnold Zamora

Performed by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

Arranged and produced by Romeo C. Mascariñas
Romimash Studio, Tagbilaran City

Mastered by Roy Tutor at Sound Garage
Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

1
A priest forever, a priest for life
Called to serve, to live and die.
Through many years and happy tears,
God's joy abounds, His grace supplied.

2
A priest for always, a priest I am,
In poverty I am to be;
A good example for all to see -
Salt of the earth, light to be seen.

Chorus:
You called me to proclaim your goodness to the world,
Make peace with everyone, uniting all as one;
May all the sacraments, in your most holy name,
Lead us to holiness - the mark of priestly bliss.

3
A priest for Christ, a priest for love,
A priest for all, that's who I am;
One blessed vision in Christ our God
For all his chosen, anointed hands.

(Repeat Chorus 2x)

Coda:
May all the sacraments, in your most Holy Name,
Lead us to holiness - the mark of priestly bliss.

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International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Here I Am - Romeo Mascariñas

I have to stop all my blogging today - and probably for the coming days - just to give this new song a listen. I mean, my undivided attention. But also, to give you - all y'all - an opportunity to simply enjoy the music of our dear friend, songwriter extraordinaire, Romeo "Meo" Mascariñas, as he once again shows his prowess in song creation with his vintage and punchy guitars, the overall arrangement and what-have-you.



"I'd like to imagine doing a solo concert at Wimbley Stadium in U.K. in front of a million list'ners. Is that too much to dream of? Ahihihi..." (Meo)


HERE I AM

Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Romeo C. Mascariñas

Mastered by J. Roel Lungay
(with iZotope OzoneMP & New Blue Softwares)

1
I can hear the silence
When I walk into the room;
I can feel the cold air
When there's really no one there.
It's almost like a whisper
When I heard you call my name;
I see light from a distance
And rain does start to fall.

2
I can see some shadows
In a darkened room;
I can sense emotion,
I can smell your breath.
Suddenly there's movement,
Suddenly there's life,
Suddenly I see you;
I hear music in the air!

Chorus:
Here I am, here I am.
Here I am right before your eyes.
Here I am, here I am.
Yes, I am... I am, I am.
I am music, music is what I am!

(Ad Lib 1)

3
I long to write some music,
I long to reach your heart;
Pouring out some melodies,
Like an angel by your side.
Nothing more I love to hear
Just to see you there;
Nothing more I ever dream
Than to kiss your hair.

Chorus:
Here I am, here I am.
Here I am right before your eyes;
Here I am, here I am.
Yes, I am... I am, I am
I am music, music is what I am.

Bridge:
I am here with you
(Here I am, here I am)
Love to be with you
(Here I am, here I am)
Anywhere with you
(I will go be with you)
Everything is new
(When I really am with you)

(Ad Lib 2)

(Repeat Chorus)

(Ad Lib 3)

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Monday, March 8, 2010

My Tagbilaran City

Link Source: Lagkaw Bol-anon

MY TAGBILARAN CITY



Take it from me. Tagbilaran is truly a city that never sleeps contrary to some blogs that claim otherwise.

A city as buzzling as this locale Tagbilaran perhaps is more suited to be tagged as a 'compact city' in a province full of life and activities in general, but not a Sleepless-in-Seattle distinction of urbis plotted in some movies, nor a reputation NYC has had since time immemorial.

Nightlife considered - but not highlighted - this proud city can claim a comparable accolade as a widely-stopped and extensively-explored destination, whose tourism effort is second-to-none (whether it's at par with international standard is of course another issue) relative to its neighboring islands or cities: eight flights a day to and from the capital city of Manila, a flotilla of fast and pre-modern crafts mooring at its dockside, an endless sight of the so-called pumpboats or outrigger canoes (and motorized ones, too) conveying island-hoppers from one to the other, the seemingly infinite cavalcade of tricyles (they're truly inventive!) that could give you the impression of them as either nuisances or works of art on parade (or perhaps even the Christian church's way of spreading God's good news), the always-streamlined versions of the old thames and open-sided buses (which are long gone!) and sights of endless procession of people like those you find in truly mega-cities, that sometimes you're almost tempted to scream and shout, "what-in-the-world-has-happened-to-this-place!" An ultra-modern version of a pueblo transformed into a ciudad almost in overnight fashion! Heck! There's no such thing anymore as peace and quiet, or people taking "siestas" in this otherwise ghost town that it used to be. But what a super-lovable place this place is!

Artistic and colourful tricycles all too often bearing a Saint's name or a quotation from the Bible

Open-sided buses that were popular in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and even in the early 90s

Ergo, with just these facts I can already re-claim the idiosycratic reputation of Tagbilaran as a non-sleeping city.

While the local population has long been influenced by the so-called "night wingers" (my personal definition of "bat" people), most of Tagbilaran's citizenry, I should say, are still a well-disciplined lot not too different from those who came from the provincial towns. They are mostly hard-day workingpeople who for the most part don't waste their time and pockets going around window-shopping and all (again it's an altogether different story for those born in the X and Millenia epochs). Or perhaps because of the country's economic woes, again, since time immemorial, the majority still avoid this luxurious habit of munching around what with this extensive lists of "tourists" food or cuisines you see everywhere, and yet most people could hardly afford to do so. Or perhaps it's their no-nonsense approach to life the fact that there are other pressing needs or financial obligations that are first and foremost on their list. It's true, while life is worth celebrating, the list of activities and celebrations are simply piecemeal.

My second ergo, needless to say, is that most people still hit the bed quite earlier than what most young people tend to do on a nightly basis.

As to the young generation of the era X and the Millenium, hitting the flat bed anywhere between midnight and jogging time at 4 A.M., needless to say is a far and strange thought to behold. It's a "cultural slang" that never seemed to have crossed their innocent minds. Kuno. Or perhaps they maybe just acting like adults asking the young but with a weird inexplicable look in their eye as if they've never been young or teen-agers once. Or is it that playful and youthful look too ignorant to fathom what some lie-ing-parents pretend to claim to have not gone through when they were their age? But, needless to say, these strange and vulnerable lots do really exist among us, much like the multitude that seem to scatter way deep into the night in mega cities like Hongkong, Manila or Bangkok. The so-called children of the night. Literally. These strange lots, however, are not the people I'm talking about... that make a city not sleep or what-have-you. After all, these people, too, will eventually will succumbed to deep lethargy after you give them a few hours to find their way home. (LoL)

Tagbilaran - a city that never sleeps is an altogether different story and conversation. It's state of mind, so I've heard...



See also TUBAG BOHOL

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fro's Music Goes Nashville (90s Circa)


Write Up Source: Soundclick Page

Music Revisited, Volumes 1 & 2 are compilations of original works written by Boholano composer-musician, Fr. J. Roel Lungay, from 1978 to the present, some of which were in collaboration with other lyricists. "AMC Theme," So You Think I'm Crazy," "Mariam," and "9th of September" were all written while still a student in the Philippines; "Sailboat," while on a vacation to Destin, FLorida, in 1988 - they comprise the earlier works of Father Roel.

Music Revisited, Volume 1 was published in 1995 to help raised funds for the Paring Bol-anon, USA Foundation whose mission was to help poor but deserving seminarians in Bohol, Philippines. Music Revisited, Volume 2 album, produced from 1995-1997, on the other hand fell short of being released.

INFLUENCE

The shift of Father Roel's early influences, from classical-choral-pop-rock influences to the country genre has been quite obvious in these 2-album sequences that may signal another shift in his songwriting preferences. His more recent works,"Revelry of Christian Music" (1996) and "Christian Art Songs" (1997-1998) have toned down in beat and rhythmic style as more of his more recent works now thrive on something spiritual and inspirational.

CREDITS

Producers: Steve Thomas for Lakeside Productions and Gerry Peters for Midi Magic (Nashville, Tennessee)

Vocals: Steve Thomas, Ray Barnette, Rebecca Freeman, LeNaye Pearson, Juli Maners

Guitars: Steve Thomas | J.T. Corenflos | Andy Reiss

Piano/Keyboards: Catherine Styron | Gerry Peters

Harmonica: Jim Hoke

Bass: Steve Thomas

Steel Guitar: Doyle Grisham, Steve Thomas

Fiddle: David "Puddin" Russell

Executive Producer: J. Roel Lungay for Fro's Music

_____________________ PHOTOS _____________________

Nashville guitarist, J. T. Corenflos, who played in one of Martina McBride's album, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Hanks Williams, Alabama, Kenney Rogers, etc.

Catherine Styron, one of Nashville's best session pianists. She played for some of Nashville's best: Blackhawk, Garth Brooks, Kathy Mattea, Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard, Sharon Moore, etc.



Doyle Grisham, one of Nashville's best steel guitar players whose credits includes the very best: Jimmy Buffet, Randy Travis, Reba McIntire, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Dr Hook, George Jones, Dan Seals, Kitty Wells and many others. He currenly plays for the Coral Reefers

Fro's Music Goes Roro

Write Up Source: Roro Music Blog

VOILA! YOU FOUND US!

RORO MUSIC - BOHOL'S NEWEST INDIE PROJECT!


ABOUT US

We hope this simple blog expresses in some shape or form what we are trying to portray: sharing with you this exciting adventure we're currently undertaking that was almost totally unplanned, to say the least, lest it's been lurking around in our subconscious without us even knowing it. Needless to say, the very moment it dawned on us the direction this diversion (hobby) was leading us to, 'twas almost an automatic progression for us to jumpstart the engine in search for a better understanding of what the implications are this so-called songwriting partnership got us into. Sometimes we wonder if this is just plain coincidence or maybe some kind of providence? We'll see!

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WHAT AND WHO IS RORO MUSIC?

"Roro Music is a combination of two musical minds - Roel & Romeo - both of whom are true Dagohoy-blooded Boholanos. It's a collaboration founded on years of friendship, common life experience and shared interest but whose current musical quest and aspiration go beyond the limits and boundaries of some home-grown and culturally-embraced influences of the present time (pop culture), in pursuit of something new and unfamiliar, yet very special (we're going country!), in the hope of breaking new grounds (for future performing artists), creating fresh perspectives (for budding songwriters) and laying new platforms for many ipodcasters (modern music lovers) to enjoy, celebrate and tread on in the many years to come."

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MISSION STATEMENT

Year 2009 is a trailblazing year for us as we embark on a new musical venture we've never tried before - collaborative songwriting and self-publishing. It's a dream we never dared explore in years past when our minds were clear, pure and innocent (LoL), and our imaginations, ambitions and dares were kinda at its peak (huh!). Even though we're both musicians who grew up - and played sports - together, and whose passion for music is beyond anyone's knowing and description, our respective musical journeys have never really crossed paths before except at informal and not-so-formal gatherings (e.g. barkada gatherings, music club gigs, etc) where one played and the other appreciated, in company of boyhood friends. Thirty something years, as a matter of fact, such life's arrangement seemed to be the soup du jour of a lifetime between us from years 1976 to 2008. Then 2009 came and all of a sudden and boom! (forgive us for sounding too cocky and ambitious, hahaha), but like an old friend said at one time, an "Ala-Lennon-McCartney/Bernie Taupin-Elton John" meeting of minds and hearts almost instantaneously became the rule of the day and of our newfound fervor... writing songs together!




Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lorraine Hess Sings Dear Jesus

(May 8, 2009) - Today I received the news from a friend, a former parishioner at St. Rita in Harahan, LA, that one of my songs was included in an debut album by an upstart Christian music recording artist out of New Orleans by the name of Lorraine Hess. Without thinking twice I made a run to the closest Religious Gift Shop in town to see/hear it for myself and it turned out to be true. Wow! The song was really there with my name on it and my insignificant Fro's Music Publishing. What a blessing and what an honor; at first I thought it was Celine Dion on the cover album (dreaming!); she looks just like her. Hehehe!



DEAR JESUS

Words and music by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

by Lorraine Hess

From the album WE SHALL BE HEALED (2008)

Piano by Garrett Fried

Guitar by Lu Rojas

Percussion by Joe Brocato, Chris Bailey

Bass by Lu Rojas

Back up vocals by Joey Cleveland, Debbie Fisher, Garrett Fried, Lorraine Hess,
Michelle Johnson, Renee Melito, Shannon O'Flynn, Chris Raggio

Recorded at Audiophile Recording Studios & The Music Shed
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

1
Dear Jesus, I love you
How I don't know
Please show me the way.

2
Dear Jesus, my Savior,
My friend, my Lord.
You're all that I want
And all that I need.

Refrain:
Take me with you, Oh Lord,
Carry me through
For in you, only in you
Can I find my peace.
Take me in your goodness, Lord
This I pray
Yes, in you, only in you,
Can I find my peace.

3
Dear Jesus, I love you
I come to you
Take good care of me.

4
Dear Jesus, I give you
My self, my soul -
All that I am and all that I'll be.

(Repeat Refrain twice)

Coda:
Dear Jesus, I thank you
And I love you!

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Link source: Lorraine Hess Website



















Tigum Bol-anon CD Album

Album Sources:

Tigum Bol-anon Page

Tigum Bol-anon CD Album

(August 14, 2009) - While the whole province and many of her reveling citizens were in the midst of all the fanfares of the SANDUGO celebration and TBTK's grand homecoming this past July 2009, unbeknownst to many was a core of few people com-
missioned to put together something we can all be proud of and celebrate about. For the first time, ever, in its 12-year history,
TBTK had not only come up with a new soundtrack to sing, dance and jumped for joy, but had also attracted a host of young Boholano musicians to share with us the richness of their talents as well as entertain us with a variety of their musicality Bohol has always been known for. (Fro)



TIGUM BOL-ANON, TBTK's official theme song launched in 2009 on the occasion of its fourth grand reunion, reflects the Boholano's penchant for original creations and love for music. Complemented by the works of young Boholano musicians, this album is undeniably rich in musical variety that places Bohol at the forefront of the music industry.

PRGRAMME:

TIGUM BOL-ANON
(J. Roel Lungay - Romeo Mascariñas)
Artsts: Romeo Mascariñas and Wendel Taladua

CAINGGET SUNSET
(J. Roel Lungay-Romeo Mascariñas)
Artist: Romeo Mascariñas

BYAHENG BOHOL
(Brownbuds)
Artists: Brownbuds

MAGLIPAY
(YorDaddy)
Artists: YorDaddy

MY TAGBILARAN CITY
(J. Roel Lungay-Romeo Mascariñas)
Artist: Romeo Mascariñas

BOL-ANON
(Fishcake)
Artists: Fishcake

MAGSAYA
(Cruisers)
Artists: Cruisers

LIPAD
(Nico Franco)
Artists: 20 Something

TAO AT KALIKASAN
(Estranghero)
Artists: Estranghero

NIHIT
(YorDaddy)
Artists: YorDaddy

GULONG
(Nico Franco - 20 Something)
20 Something

OLAH
(Brownbuds)
Artists: Brownbuds

WORTHLESS
(System Tools)
Artists: System Tools

ONE FOR ME
(Alfie Deloria - Cruisers)
Artists: Cruisers

TIGUM BOL-ANON (Minus One)
(J. Roel Lungay-Romeo Mascariñas)

Recorded at various Music Studios

Mastered at Sound Garage Studio
by Roy Tutor



Road To Nowhere (Videos)



ROAD TO NOWHERE

Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Romeo Mascariñas

Performed by Romeo Mascariñas

Mastered by Roy Tutor

1
There’s a highway down the road
People trav‘ling, young and old
Which direction I don’t know but I was told…
It’s called the road to nowhere.

2
There’s a dude in jet-black hair
With guitar and picking tunes
Where he came from no one knows but I was told…
He came from road to nowhere.

Refrain:
There’s a road to nowhere
Many people standing there.
Road to nowhere,
I wanna do my dancing there;
Like a marketplace
It’s crowded and you can’t hear
It’s a road to nowhere
Really, road to nowhere.

(Interlude)

Bridge:
Down that road you can’t show your face,
Expect to be embraced.
I was told you are on your own
Or you can hit the road!

3
Love to travel down that road,
No return and no regrets,
Love to tell my kids one day when I am old
I’ve been to the road to nowhere.

(Repeat Refrain)

Coda:
Like a marketplace
It’s full of crowd, but then
It’s a road to nowhere.
Yeah, really road to nowhere.
Like a marketplace
It’s full of crowd, but then
It’s a road to nowhere.
You bet, it's road to nowhere.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

25th Anniversary CD

Link Source: Soundclick Pages


From the CD Liner:

The thought of putting together a music album for my 25th priestly anniversary was almost a laughable idea. First, I don't believe I can really sing even though I love to sing (And, yes, I am proud of my singing!). Second, I thought the idea of me recording songs, like I did in the mid-90s, had become almost obsolete after I lost all my recording gears during the flood caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Worse yet, that very same year, months before the storm, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer; and the succeeding surgery almost took care of my penchant for singing because I lost my voice for almost four months. I never thought I'd be able to sing again. I could only thank the good Lord for giving me back my voice even if it meant I wouldn't be singing again. Who would have thought I'd be singing again (sans the off-keys here and there), and, more so for my silver jubilee.

Celebrating 25 years of priesthood brings to mind a lot of things. Good things. Tremendous blessings! The gift of faith, the privilege of priesthood, two wonderful parents in mom and dad, nine wonderful siblings, a strong family orientation from both sides of my family - grandparents, uncles and aunts and cousins to the _th degree. Hordes of them! Not to forget the many bishops and priests who have been my inspiration, mentors and brothers over the years, the parishioners from my former and current parishes. And friends - I’m proud to have some of the best around - for support and friendship along the way. And to the ones who showered all these wondrous gifts on me, our Almighty God and Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Big Boss), the Spirit “helper” and “guide,” and, last but not least, our Blessed Mother, whose insistence and invitation made me say my own "fiat." To all of you I say my biggest THANK YOU! (Fr. Roel)


Fro's Music Original - A 17-Song Collection

Link Source: Soundclick Pages

This Soundclick album is a collection of compositions written by Boholano composer (tunesmith), J. Roel Lungay and co-writers (as noted on each song) and performed by Nashville artists: Rebecca Freeman, LeNaye Pearson, Juli Maners, Ray Barnette and Speer & Son. The repertoire of this album range from popular to country to christian to rock and honky tonk.

Musicians:

Piano and keyboards - Catherine Styron, Gerry Peters

Guitars - Steve Thomas, J. T. Corenflos, Andy Reiss

Fiddle - David "Puddin" Russell

Steel Guitar - Doyle Grisham

Arrangers - Steve Thomas, Gerry Peter, J. Roel Lungay

Produced by Steve Thomas for Lakeside Productions and Gerry Peters for Midi Magic

Executively produced by J. Roel Lungay for Fro's Music | PB Music Int'l | Foreign Brain Music


Note: Opening Song DEAR JESUS by Lorraine Hess

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Mass Of St. Rita



Mass of Rita (Youth Mass) is an HRS-recorded collection of Liturgical settings written, arranged and performed by the Rev. J. Roel Lungay while stationed at St. Rita of Cascia Church in Harahan, Louisiana. Mass parts and a selection of Psalmodies were written for use primarily of the youth choir under the tutelage of Father Roel.
A publication of this Mass settings, with complete notations and chords, was also printed in 1993 for use of the parishioners and accompanists.



CREDITS: (taken from the Cassette Album cover)

All texts are excerpts from the English translation of "Lectionary for Mass" (c) 1969, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. (CEL); excerpts from the English translation of "The Roman Missal" (c) 1973, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used by permission

All music is composed, aranged, performed and sung by Fr. J. Roel Lungay. Music Copyrights (c) 1992 except as otherwise noted) by J. Roel Lungay and St. Rita Chuch, 160 Imperial Woods Drive, Harahan, LA 70123-4998. All rights reserved.

"Gospel Acclamations for Lent (#3, #4): Text Copyright (c) 1969 by I.C.E.L., 1275 K. Street, N.W.., Suite 1202, Washington, D.C. 20005-4907. All rights reserved.

"Glory to God," "Amen (A Capella)," "Our Father," and "Lamb of God" : Music Copyright (c) 1982 by J. Roel Lungay and St. Augustine Major Seminary, Tagaytay City, Philippines (From the hymnal "MISASMA").

"Holy", "Memorial Acclamations" (#9, #10), "Acclamation to theLord's Prayer" (#14), "Psalm 51" (#29) and "Isaiah 35" (#52). Music Copyright (c) 1983 by J. Roel Lungay. Administered by A.C.L.M., Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines. (From the book, Hosanna Volume 3).

"Memorial Acclamation" (#8). Music Copyright (c) 1989 by J. Roel Lungay, St. Philip Neri Church, 6500 Kawanee Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003.

Produced by PB Music Ministries for St. Rita Church Youth Chorus, Harahan, Louisiana

Recorded, mixed and engineered by Fr. J. Roel Lungay at Fro Audio, 160 Imperial Woods Drive, Harahan,LA 70123

Cover printed by Brennan's Printing, Harahan, Louisiana

All rights reserved