In the Brébeuf Hymnal, the famous Advent text “Veni Redemptor Gentium” is used with several melodies. Here is an example, recorded by a young lady in 8th grade:
You can hear the individual tracks if you visit the Brébeuf website and scroll to #517.
“O Heiland Reiss” is a famous Advent melody—and the Brébeuf Hymnal uses that melody with several different texts, including an English translation of “O Heiland Reiss” by an FSSP priest. Catholic hymnals often use this melody with various texts, and here are several examples:
(“O Heiland Reiss” is the tune you hear in the video above.)
Over the next few months, we hope to explain why such flexibility—of texts and tunes—is crucial.