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Father Gabriel Lalemant won the crown the martyrdom on 17 March 1649. The smallest and most delicate in health among all the Jesuit missionaries, he had in six months won, by his iron will and unwavering determination, a martyr's end, in companionship with the spiritual and physical giant of the missions, Jean de Brébeuf.
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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986
Brand New Psalms (Year A) now in Print
published 17 November 2010 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Just in time for Year A, Chabanel Psalms releases the biggest announcement in years!

CLICK HERE to read all the details!


This is the first edition we know of that:

1. Is complete (all 34 Sundays of Ordinary Time, Holy Days, Complete Easter Vigil Set, Vigil Masses, etc.).
2. Makes available an organist score, a vocalist score, and lovely congregational booklets (in both modern & Gregorian notation).
3. Writes out every single verse (with accompaniment) for the ease of all involved.
4. Provides multiple refrain harmonizations, numerous transpositions, and absolutely no page turns.
5. Is beautiful on the page and easy to use.

CLICK HERE to read this special announcement!