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Yna Suello
08.04.30, 11:21 AM
Can anyone please tell me the story behind the creation of this song? It's really beautiful and by the time I was able to grasp the song's core message, I was struck. Someday I want to sing it not just through my voice, but through my life.

Here's the song's lyrics:

Pag-aalay ng Sarili
(Lionel Valdellon)

Panginoong Hesus ako ay nakikiisa
sa 'Yong walang hanggan at walang katapusang
'sangkatauhang pag-aalay.

Iniaalay ko ang aking sarili sa bawat araw ng aking buhay
At sa bawat sandali ng bawat araw ayon
sa 'Yong pinaka banal at kagalang-galang na kalooban.

Ikaw ang naging alay para sa 'king kaligtasan.
Nais kong ako'y maging alay mg 'yong pag-ibig.

Tanggapin Mo ang aking ninanasa
Kunin Mo ang aking handog.
Malugod Mong pakinggan ang aking hinaing.

Itulot Mong sa 'Yong pag-ibig ako mamatay,
Itulot Mong sa 'Yong pag-ibig ako mabuhay.
Itulot Mong ang huling pintig ng aking puso ay
maging tanda ng isang wagas na
pag-ibig ng isang wagas na pag-ibig.

Thank you! :)

Alexander
08.04.30, 06:32 PM
The best person to ask is the author himself.... PAGING LIONEL!!! yuhoooo

allen lucas
08.05.01, 12:40 AM
mukhang exciting pag si sir lionel mismo ang nagsabi ng stories behind this song. can't wait to read the post of sir lionel regarding this song.

Yna Suello
08.05.02, 10:46 AM
Lately ko lang nalaman... Member pala ng BP si Mr. Valdellon. Hehe. Thanks ko Bro. Alexander & Bro. Allen. :)

Yna Suello
08.05.02, 04:45 PM
Re: Request for [SCORE] Pag-aalay ng Sarili (Prayers From The Upper Room) (http://www.bukaspalad.com/board/showthread.php?t=3367)

Thanks Kuya Allen for requesting the song's score for me. Upon searching the web (I'm aware na di ako pwede mag-request nung newbie pa ako, kaya sa excitement, naghanap na agad ako sa web. Hehe.), nahanap ko rin siya (score) sa site ni Lionel Valdellon.

I really appreciate your initiative to help.

God bless! :)

Alexander
08.05.05, 10:57 AM
Lately ko lang nalaman... Member pala ng BP si Mr. Valdellon. Hehe. Thanks ko Bro. Alexander & Bro. Allen. :)

Yap, Lionel (javascript:newWindow=redirect('/pages/details.php?type=member&id=67','member','width=400,height=210,toolbar=0,st atus=0,menuBar=0,scrollBars=1,resizable=0');newWin dow.focus()) is a BP Member, sya rin ang Guitarist ng BP. Kaya lang nasa ibayong dagat na rin sya kaya di na sya nakakasama... pero nagpo-post pa rin sya dito sa boards...

plain
08.05.05, 03:24 PM
I'm back... :)

To: Yna If you bought the album PRAYERS FROM THE UPPER ROOM by Sr.Bubbles of the Religious of the Cenacle and Arnel Aquino, S.J. You'll see a short info. about the song. It is actually a prayer of ST.THERESE COUDERC. Act of Oblation. That is the Filipino version. I've heard from my fellow Cenacle Auxiliaries (a group of lay consecrated women, has a close tie with the Religious of the Cenacle)

you can go to the website of the Religious of the Cenacle for more info. It is really a beautiful song.:)

Also, we have a vocation day this May 31st. Calling all women who wants to have a deeper commitment with God. To serve Him while remaining in the outside world you might wanna join the Cenacle Auxiliaries.

just message me here if you're interested.

What is a lay consecrated women? = meaning we pronounce our vows of poverty, chastity and obedience just like the religious nuns and sisters. :)

Alexander
08.05.07, 06:03 AM
Nag post na si Lionel sa kabilang forum... di nya siguro napansin ito :)

Paging Lionel :)

lionel
08.05.07, 07:29 AM
Sorry for the delay. Bihira ako magcheck sa bagong threads hahaha! I just stick to the same old liturgical music threads.

The story is not very exciting actually.

Sr. Reylie de Guzman, RC was a Cenacle sister who was part of the Campus Ministry Office of the Ateneo de Manila University back in 1991. She gave me a copy of the Filipino lyrics (I was in 2nd year college) and asked if I could put it to music so that the Cenacle sisters could sing a Tagalog version of their founding saint's prayer.

Since I had been composing the Responsorial Psalms for the college's special masses, I took it as an honor and a challenge to do so.

They loved the song, and have been using it for their vows ceremonies since 1991. Sr. Bubbles and Sr. Susay Valdez recorded the version in Prayers from the Upper Room.

“Pag-Aalay ng Sarili” uses Coring Dolor’s Filipino translation of St.Therese Couderc’s Act of Oblation (http://www.cenaclesisters.org/stcouderc.htm).

I wrote the music back in September 23, 1991 for the Cenacle Sisters in the Philippines. The song was originally recorded by Sr.Bubbles Bandojo, RC and Sr.Susay Valdez, RC (who was a batchmate, classmate, good friend and also a campus ministry tambay like me), in the album Prayers From The Upper Room.

I have a follow-up to the song's story ... someone in the states recorded it as well... on my blog (http://acid42.bluechronicles.net/blog/?p=593).

allen lucas
08.05.07, 09:30 AM
sir lionel salamat sa info regarding this song.

Yna Suello
08.05.07, 09:53 AM
Thank you po, Sir Lionel! Nakakatuwa malaman ang history ng paborito kong kanta. :)

Alexander
08.05.08, 10:29 AM
Thanks Lionel... nung nagpunta ako sa BLOG mo to listen to the song... sabi ko.... narinig ko na ito sa VESPERS a :)

Thanks for also sharing the music sheet in your blog.

lionel
08.05.09, 02:12 AM
That's right, Alex, I recorded an instrumental version of the song for Vespers 2: If I Could Touch You.

lionel
08.05.09, 06:37 AM
"To surrender oneself is to follow that spirit of detachment which clings to nothing, neither to persons nor to things, neither to time nor to place. It means to adhere to everything, to accept everything, to submit to everything." - Saint Marie Victoire Therese Couderc (http://acid42.bluechronicles.net/blog/?p=510)(1805-1885)

Yna Suello
08.05.09, 03:53 PM
Act of Oblation

Lord Jesus, I unite myself
to your perpetual, unceasing,
universal sacrifice.
I offer myself to you every day of my life
and every moment of every day
according to your most holy and adorable will.
You have been the victim of my salvation;
I wish to be the victim of your love.
Accept my desire, take my offering,
graciously hear my prayer.
Let me live for love of you;
let me die for love of you,
let my last heartbeat be
an act of perfect love.

Beautiful, beautiful prayer... As in. :)

Aycee
08.05.11, 10:51 AM
Hi! Peace in Christ! I have been looking for the chords of this song Pag-aalay ng Sarili. Can somebody please send me the chords... Thanks! God bless you!

plain
08.05.11, 03:57 PM
Aycee sa website ni Lionel I saw may before may piano sheet dun.. visit mo na lang website nya.. :)

I really like the voice of Sr.Susay.. was able to meet her when I had my retreat sa Cenacle last Holy Week.

Aycee
08.05.12, 02:45 AM
Thanks Plain! God bless you!:yes:

lionel
08.05.13, 01:40 AM
Pag-Aalay ng Sarili is here:
http://www.acid42.bluechronicles.net/mass/

in both PDF and MUS (for Finale) formats.

michaela
08.05.13, 07:46 PM
Hi Yna Suello,sa choir namin 3 laging kumanta ng pag-aalay ng sarili 2 alto (2girls which include me) at 1 bass (boy). Mahirap ang voicing ng kanta ito. Minsan naiisip ko ang song na yan sa choir namin ay parusa sa malate sa mass service,para yari ka pag nalate ka sigurado sosolohin mo ang pagkanta nito during the communion part of the mass.Masarap na mahirap kantahin ang pag-aalay ng sarili --- sobrang nakaka-challenge! kaya nga gusto ko lagi na may nalate na ka-member ko sa choir kapag misa sigurado mag-sosolo siya hehehe....:)

Yna Suello
08.05.14, 10:48 AM
Hi Yna Suello,sa choir namin 3 laging kumanta ng pag-aalay ng sarili 2 alto (2girls which include me) at 1 bass (boy). Mahirap ang voicing ng kanta ito. Minsan naiisip ko ang song na yan sa choir namin ay parusa sa malate sa mass service,para yari ka pag nalate ka sigurado sosolohin mo ang pagkanta nito during the communion part of the mass.Masarap na mahirap kantahin ang pag-aalay ng sarili --- sobrang nakaka-challenge! kaya nga gusto ko lagi na may nalate na ka-member ko sa choir kapag misa sigurado mag-sosolo siya hehehe....:)

Kung member ako ng choir group nyo, lagi akong magpapa-late! Hehe. ;D Is your score sheet, different from the one in Sir Lionel's website? How come may boses ng lalaki? Sa CD kasi (Prayers From the Upper Room), 2 female voices lang di ba? :)

michaela
08.05.14, 06:29 PM
Hi Yna!

About the score sheet... It was our choir own arrangement or style.Ang technique when you listened to the songs of bp or any jmm talents like HANGAD...:)hindi mo gagayahin kung paano nila kinanta yung kanta. E-arranged mo yung mga kanta nila na aayon sa boses ng miyembro na choir ninyo.

Sa amin kse nakita namin much better na ang set-up ng kanta "pag-aalay ng sarili" na 3 lang ang kakanta nito.kesa choral arrangement namin. kailangan talaga yung musical director or leader ng choir kung saan siya in-charged sa mga songs na kakantahin ng choir ay alam niya kung ano ang kakayahan ng grupo.at hindi porke't ganun kinanta sa cd or cassette ay kokopyahin ng choir.dapat lalagyan mo din ng personal touch without violating the copyrights or intellectual property law:).

Kaya you're going to noticed,once you buy a music score sheet or songbook of JMM hindi katulad sa cd or cassette ang set-up ng mga songs.mas mababa yung mga nota or much appropriate for choir set-up yung mga nasa songbooks.

Yna Suello
08.05.15, 09:06 AM
I've never looked at it that way a... Our parish is gifted with instrumentalists and singers pero not much with composers na sanay mag-customize ng mga pyesa. We always follow what's on version of the music piece that we have. :)

lionel
08.05.17, 05:03 AM
It's fine either way: sing it as it was recorded, or modify it so it fits your choir/group.

The point is: make it work. Kung masyado mataas ang original key, i-transpose niyo pababa. Kung mas bagay na lalake at babae ang kakanta, why not? Kung masyado mahaba intro, why not shorten it?

Respecting intellectual property is not an issue. Modify lang kung kailangan. Basta lang para sa Diyos ang kanta at pagsisilbi. :D

Yna Suello
08.05.18, 10:42 AM
Whatever style or arrangement, kapag na-express ang song according to its message, it will indeed touch many hearts. At I'm sure matutuwa si Sir Lionel (pati na rin si St. Therese Couderc! Hehe). :)

vince
08.06.03, 04:21 PM
hello po.. :) can i have the chords of the Pag - aalay ng sarili (lionel valdellon) sung by Sr.Bubbles Bandojo.. thanks po.. :)

Alexander
08.06.04, 06:32 AM
Provided by the composer himself. Grab it from there

Pag-Aalay ng Sarili is here:
http://www.acid42.bluechronicles.net/mass/

in both PDF and MUS (for Finale) formats.

Yna Suello
08.06.04, 09:10 AM
Do you guys have any idea kung yung English translation of St. Therese Couderc's Act of Oblation ay may music na available? Maganda rin siguro yun. :)

exonpasamba
09.07.30, 06:35 PM
I really, really love this song. It's very calm. We tried to sing it in our parish. Awa ng diyos, ok naman ang kinalabasan.

lionel
10.01.23, 01:49 AM
Sorry, my domain and URL for liturgical music has changed.

You can get my liturgical music here:
http://lionel.valdellon.com/?page_id=901

God bless!

lionel
10.01.23, 01:50 AM
Do you guys have any idea kung yung English translation of St. Therese Couderc's Act of Oblation ay may music na available? Maganda rin siguro yun. :)

None that I know of, Yna.
However, that is a very good idea now that you bring it up.

Alexander
10.01.26, 06:07 PM
Uy bago, thanks for updating us Lionel

clone_12_18@yahoo.com
10.03.26, 08:41 PM
pwedi po bang mkahingi ng chords ng pag-aalay ng sarili:)....

jasfgomez
10.03.29, 12:25 PM
pwedi po bang mkahingi ng chords ng pag-aalay ng sarili:)....

Hi Clone,

Please refer to post #30 of this thread.
Nadoon yon piyesa na may chords.

Thanks.

lionel
10.09.11, 01:01 AM
Sorry, my domain and URL for liturgical music has changed.

You can get my liturgical music here:
http://lionel.valdellon.com/?page_id=901

God bless!

The website is now:
http://massmusic.valdellon.com
I'll be adding an entry on Pag-Aalay ng Sarili in the next day or so.

Kakatuwa! Andaming version ng Pag-Aalay ng Sarili sa Youtube! :)

lionel
10.09.11, 07:15 AM
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Here's the version recorded by Heidi Herrera with Nathaniel Camillo on piano for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milpitas, CA.

And here's my complete blog entry on the song:
http://massmusic.valdellon.com/2010/09/pag-aalay-ng-sarili-st-therese-coudercs-act-of-oblation/

yankees_suck23
10.12.07, 12:07 PM
Sir, does the song fit sa Sacrament of Matrimony? I think any celebration with profession of vows, swak po siya.

lionel
10.12.10, 06:04 AM
Hmmm. I never thought of it in the context of a marriage ceremony. But it seems fine. After all it's an offering of self to the Lord. With no specific mention of vows of chastity, poverty or obedience.

Sounds like a good idea! Salamat!

mootboot12
11.10.09, 11:02 PM
Magandang song po. I listened to it.

camialorzano
12.07.22, 08:53 PM
hello po,pwede po ba akong makahingi ng guitar chords ng song ng pag aalay na sarili....maganda po kasi gusto ko pag aaralan..at turo sa choir namin....maraming salamat po..

marlo_27
12.07.22, 10:05 PM
Maganda po sya Sir Lionel Valdellon. When I listened it last two years pa po and now, natouch ako sa kanta. C: