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Devotional R-n-B meets Divine Mercy

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Fr. Rob Galea brings a hint of soul to an increasingly popular devotion.

Fr. Rob Galea’s 2015 project Divine Mercy Chaplet is a wonderful tool for prayer. Featuring Australian artist Gary Pinto and his wife Natasha, the piece has the three vocalists each take a verse of the chant, singing its lyrics in a more modern melody than the Gregorian. They build until the last verse where all three sing together with stylish melisma.

If you are a practitioner of the Divine Mercy devotion this could serve you well as a way to shake up your prayer life. Of course, if you aren’t, you may still find that Fr. Rob’s arrangement can make a long car ride quite peaceful and contemplative.

This piece is yet another throwback to a time when composers strove to leave their own mark on the Christian songbook. We hope that Fr. Rob’s music will inspire the next generation to continue to explore faith through melody.

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Song: Divine Mercy Chaplet | Singer: Fr. Rob Galea

Fr. Rob Galea

Nationality: Malta

Current City: Victoria, Australia

Latest Album: Something About You

Curiosity: Fr. Rob Galea gained international when he entered as a contestant on Australia’s The X Factor. Long before his stint on TV, he completed his seminary studies in Melbourne in 2010. Together with Bishop Joe Grech he founded “Stronger Youth,” which organizes spiritual retreats and rallies for young people. Currently Father Rob Galea and his team meet with some 200,000 young people each year.

Website: http://www.frrobgalea.com/

Facebook: FrRobGalea

Twitter: @FrRobGalea
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