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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

OVERVIEW | VIDEO | PROPERS | KYRIALE | PURCHASE
Organ Accompaniments for the Campion Hymnal

528 Organist Campion ORGANIST VOL. 1   •   388 pages, spiral bound
      — Complete Kyriale   •   $37.99

Contents:   Three (3) different harmonizations of the Ordinarium Missae are included in our book:
1.) Achille P. Bragers, LOW KEY;
2.) Carlo Rossini, MIDDLE KEY;
3.) Nova Organi Harmonia, HIGH KEY.

For purposes of comparison:   Other merchants sell the Bragers Kyriale (alone!) for $38.


ORGANIST VOL. 2   •   374 pages, spiral bound
      — Hymns & Simple Chants   •   $44.95

Contents:   1.) Organ accompaniments for all the Hymns in Campion Hymnal;   2.) Additional transpositions and alternate harmonizations for many of the hymns;   3.) Information on interpreting the Vatican Edition rhythm;   4.) Organ accompaniments for the “Simple Chants” in the Campion Hymnal.

For purposes of comparison:   GIA sells their “Gather Comprehensive” accompaniment book for $105.   OCP sells their “Journeysongs Third Edition” accompaniment book for $110.   GIA sells their “Worship Fourth Edition” accompaniment book for $115.

A book is being produced which contains SATB versions of the hymns for choirs. Until this book is released, please use the harmonizations provided in the Organist Edition. Thank you.

A NOTE ABOUT HYMN HARMONIZATIONS :

The “perfect” hymn harmonization does not exist. Harmonizations must be chosen according to: 1.) skill of the organist; 2.) acoustic of the Church; 3.) type of choir; 4.) needs of the congregation; 5.) amount of verses to be sung; 6.) time of day (lower for morning, higher for evening); and a thousand other important considerations. For this reason, we included the “standard” harmonization for each hymn. We also included transpositions for more than half of the hymns (based on range and tessitura, which, incidentally, are not the same thing). Furthermore, we included alternate harmonizations when this seemed appropriate.


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