OT LONG AGO, Mr. Daniel Craig published a lengthy and powerful article: COMPARISON • 15 Traditional Catholic Hymnals. I had the honor of assisting Mr. Craig when it came to information about a priest who was the teacher of my teacher, Father Valentine Young, OFM. (Readers will remember that Father Valentine went to his eternal reward in January of this year.) Father Valentine’s teacher had a doctorate in Gregorian Chant from Rome, and his name was FATHER JOHN DE DEO OLDEGEERING, OFM.
I recently noticed his name in a book published in 1944 called Gregorian Chant for Church and School (Chicago, Illinois) by Sister Mary Antonine Goodchild:
The book cover is quite beautiful:
A number of years ago, Jeffrey Tucker scanned the entire book and placed it online:
The book, I must admit, is not very useful these days. It contains nothing remarkable—except perhaps the peculiar way of notating the porrectus—yet it was quite splendid when it appeared in the final years of the Second World War: