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 six children.
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They were not ashamed to lay their hands on Sedulius, on Prudentius, on St. Ambrose himself. Only in one or two cases does some sense of shame seem to have stopped their nefarious work. They left “Ave maris stella,” “Jam lucis orto sidere,” and St. Thomas Aquinas’s hymns alone (they would have made pretty work of “Sacris solemniis”). In 1629 their mangled remnants were published.
— Rev’d Adrian Knottesford Fortescue (25 March 1916)

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.