About this blogger:
Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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“I still haven’t made up my mind whether I shall publish it all. Some people are so humorless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one’s efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. Most readers know nothing about canon law. Many regard it with contempt and find everything heavy going that isn’t completely lowbrow. Some are so grimly serious that they disapprove of all humor. Others come to different conclusions every time they stand up or sit down. They seize upon your publications, as a wrestler seizes upon his opponent’s hair, and use them to drag you down, while they themselves remain quite invulnerable, because their barren pates are completely bald, so there’s nothing for you to get hold of.”
— St. Thomas More to Peter Gilles, 1516

Top five resources for teaching chant to children
published 25 May 2013 by Veronica Brandt

1. Jubilate Deo
This is a handy little booklet to have. For children who ask “Why?” this book shows the bare minimum of music for the Catholic Church all around the world.

2. Words with Wings
A chant instruction program for children. The layout is ideal for a weekly class with 20 lessons mapped out.

3. Gregorian Chant for Church and School or download the pdf
The first half has a whole lot of theory followed by a selection of pieces as an elementary repertoire. The chant is laid out with each syllable evenly spaced which seems odd.

4. A New Book of Old Hymns
This is my book, assembled back in 2003 or thereabouts with gradual improvements since then. The main features are: A) a mixture of hymns, rounds, litanies and some english hymns to fill in the gaps and B) English translations running underneath the Latin or in parallel columns.

5. If you can sing Joy to the World, you can learn to read and sing Gregorian Chant
This has lots of great big diagrams to explain different features of chant notation with colour coding to make it really easy.

Another book that didn’t make the photo, but still has a place in my bag is Catholic’s Latin Instructor for help with translations.