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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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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)
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!