Love Shall Overcome: XXX Anniversary of Jesuits’ Martyrdom

10 years ago, I composed “Vencerá el Amor” (Love Shall Overcome) for the XX anniversary of the Jesuits’ martyrdom. Read here NPR’s article.

This piece takes its inspiration from Romans 12:21: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” It was written to commemorate the martyrdom of six Jesuit priests and two women on the campus of Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in El Salvador in 1989. It may be sung entirely in Spanish or English, or by alternating the two languages. The music moves through a sense of lament and ends with a gentle proclamation of the victory of good over evil.

Here’s a rehearsal in San Salvador, 10 years ago.

“Love Shall Overcome” is available in Spanish and English by MorningStar.

2 thoughts on “Love Shall Overcome: XXX Anniversary of Jesuits’ Martyrdom

  1. Más que agradecidos y emocionado por la belleza de esta obra. Carlos Colón no compone música, escribe poesía pura con sonidos que llegan hasta la última de las fibras humanas. Gracias, Maestro, por su cariño con nuestros mártires, gracias por su compromiso y su empeño. Gracias a mi amigo y hermano Neftalí Valiente que me habló de usted por primera vez.
    Un abrazo,
    Cordialmente,
    Paulino Esínoza

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