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The Campion Missal & Hymnal (992 pages long) is the first of its kind. It is a pew book providing the faithful with everything they require to properly assist at the Traditional Latin Mass.
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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)
St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal Website

HE CAMPION Missal & Hymnal, 992 pages, provides each member of the congregation with everything necessary to assist at the Traditional Latin Mass. Please scroll down to learn more about this book, or choose one of these:

What’s New in the 2nd Edition?
Foreword by Rev. John Berg (Superior General, FSSP)
Table of Contents   —   Executive Summary
Purchase the Organ Accompaniments
Editor’s Preface
* *   “How do I use this Missal?” (videos)
Purchase this Book   15% off !

INE ART: More than 300 traditional line art illustrations were collected from a special Benedictine archive and carefully digitally-enhanced for the Campion project. From these, we selected about seventy-five of the highest quality images for inclusion in our book. The pictures were then carefully placed according to the liturgical year and feast.

      * *  Sample of black and white line art image [pdf]

ASS PHOTOS: A distinguishing feature of our book is the inclusion of the complete Ordo Missae for both Solemn and Low Mass, along with 100+ color photographs, made possible by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, to help the congregation follow the prayers and ceremonies. All vestments used were 200+ years old. Here are some examples:

Solemn Mass   •   Qui Prídie:   1024×768
Solemn Mass   •   Offérimus:   1920×1200   1024×768
Low Mass   •   Confiteor:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Low Mass   •   Introit:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Low Mass   •   Credo:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Low Mass   •   Consecration:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Low Mass   •   Libera Nos:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Solemn Mass   •   Introit:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Solemn Mass   •   Credo:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Solemn Mass   •   Subdeacon:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440
Solemn Mass   •   Last Gospel:   1920×1200   1024×768   2560×1440

REGORIAN CHANT MASSES: For the first time since the 1950s, all eighteen Gregorian chant Masses from the Kyriale (Vatican Edition with Solesmes rythmic signs) and all six versions of the Credo have been carefully typeset and printed in a book for the congregation. The scores are presented in a large size, to facilitate congregational singing, and they are printed with amazing precision and clarity. Click here to view a sample.

ROPERS & READINGS: Our book contains the complete Propers and Readings in Latin & English for all Sundays, Holy Days, and First Class Feasts in the 1962 Missal. Also included are the Requiem Mass (Funerals), Nuptial Mass (Weddings), and Confirmation. Click here to view a sample page.

Click here to view a comparison chart (size) between our missal and some typical “daily missals.” Click here for a list of all the Propers included in our book.

ITURGICAL MANUSCRIPTS: For the first time in history, ancient manuscripts have been included alongside corresponding texts of the Mass Ordinary. We hope that other publishers will quickly follow our lead, so that all Christians may come to a greater appreciation of these sacred texts, preserved with such astonishing care for more than thirteen centuries.

      * *  Preview Page from the Second Edition

ATHOLIC HYMNODY: Our book contains 150 elegant, enduring, traditional, Catholic hymns in English for the congregation. In addition those that all traditional communities know and love, we have included exceptionally beautiful tunes like RUSTINGTON, ALL SAINTS, THAXTED, and REGENT SQUARE. Kevin Allen has also composed eleven stunning tunes exclusively for our book.

      Samples:         #860         #880         #889

With regard to the texts, we excluded sentimental poems of poor quality. Instead, we unearthed hidden treasures by St. Thomas More (†1535), St. Robert Southwell (†1595), St. Philip Howard (†1595), Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman (†1890), and many others.

      * *  Essay on Hymn Criteria for the Campion Book

Literal translations were chosen, allowing the faithful to fully grasp the meaning of hundreds of ancient Latin prayers and poems of the Roman Liturgy. However, we also included many beautiful Latin hymns & poems, given beautiful yet faithful metrical translations into English. Click here to see an index of these only.

Articles about the Campion Missal:

6/6/12 • Initial Announcement
1/4/13 • Introduction by Rorate Cæli Blog
1/4/13 • Introduction by Vox Cantoris Blog
1/31/13 • First Images of the 1st Edition
2/20/13 • Review by ChurchLatin.com
2/22/13 • Review by Chant Cafe
2/25/13 • Announcement for Organ Accompaniments
3/15/13 • Review by James T.M. Griffin
3/11/13 • Review by The Ictus
2/26/13 • Review by Ben Yanke
2/26/13 • Review by Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf
3/27/13 • Progress Report
4/04/13 • Guest article by Jeff Ostrowski
4/23/13 • Review by Fr. Christopher Smith
5/28/13 • Review by The Hermeneutic of Continuity (Blog)
7/17/13 • About the Second Edition
7/17/13 • First Images of the Second Edition   (Alt. URL)
8/12/13 • Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Reviews the 2nd Edition
8/12/13 • Reflections on the 2nd Edition by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski
8/20/13 • Review of the 2nd Edition by Ben Yanke
9/12/13 • Reflections on the Campion Missal by Adam Wood
9/14/13 • Mater Misericordiae Mission
9/16/13 • Review by It’s All Straw (Blog)
12/5/13 • Review of the 1st Edition by A Catholic Life (Blog)
1/6/14 • How Artwork Should Be Inserted In Hand Missals
2/4/14 • Review by Fr. Justin Nolan, FSSP   (Alt. URL)

Six-Part Series by Editor:   Part 1   |   Part 2   |   Part 3   |   Part 4   |   Part 5   |   Part 6

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