IMPORTANT NOTICE (24 September 2019):
The Campion Missal has been available since 2012. This morning, we were informed that Aero Corporation has no more copies available. Nobody thought the 2nd edition would last more than four years—which is an eternity in today’s printing industry. The fact that it lasted seven years is mind-boggling. We have been informed that a 3rd edition is currently being produced, but we don’t know when it will be available. The 3rd edition will contain the “Pre-1955” Holy Week and Pentecost Vigil—because of recent permission from the Vatican—in addition to the 1962 version.
* There is a new hymnal you should investigate: the Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal.
When the Campion hymnal was released in 2012, there was nothing like it—it was revolutionary for its time. But the new Brébeuf hymnal (produced in 2018) is quite an improvement upon the Campion—in multifarious ways. Indeed, there is no comparison between them.
INE ART: More than 300 traditional line art illustrations were collected from a special Benedictine archive and carefully digitally-enhanced for the Campion project. From these, we selected about seventy-five of the highest quality images for inclusion in our book. The pictures were then carefully placed according to the liturgical year and feast.
ASS PHOTOS: A distinguishing feature of our book is the inclusion of the complete Ordo Missae for both Solemn and Low Mass, along with 100+ color photographs, made possible by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, to help the congregation follow the prayers and ceremonies. All vestments used were 200+ years old. Here are some examples:
Solemn Mass • Qui Prídie: 1024×768
Solemn Mass • Offérimus: 1920×1200 1024×768
Low Mass • Confiteor: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Low Mass • Introit: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Low Mass • Credo: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Low Mass • Consecration: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Low Mass • Libera Nos: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Solemn Mass • Introit: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Solemn Mass • Credo: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Solemn Mass • Subdeacon: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
Solemn Mass • Last Gospel: 1920×1200 1024×768 2560×1440
REGORIAN CHANT MASSES: For the first time since the 1950s, all eighteen Gregorian chant Masses from the Kyriale (Vatican Edition with Solesmes rythmic signs) and all six versions of the Credo have been carefully typeset and printed in a book for the congregation. The scores are presented in a large size, to facilitate congregational singing, and they are printed with amazing precision and clarity. Click here to view a sample.
ROPERS & READINGS: Our book contains the complete Propers and Readings in Latin & English for all Sundays, Holy Days, and First Class Feasts in the 1962 Missal. Also included are the Requiem Mass (Funerals), Nuptial Mass (Weddings), and Confirmation. Click here to view a sample page.
ITURGICAL MANUSCRIPTS: For the first time in history, ancient manuscripts have been included alongside corresponding texts of the Mass Ordinary. We hope that other publishers will quickly follow our lead, so that all Christians may come to a greater appreciation of these sacred texts, preserved with such astonishing care for more than thirteen centuries.
ATHOLIC HYMNODY: Our book contains 150 elegant, enduring, traditional, Catholic hymns in English for the congregation. In addition those that all traditional communities know and love, we have included exceptionally beautiful tunes like RUSTINGTON, ALL SAINTS, THAXTED, and REGENT SQUARE. Kevin Allen has also composed eleven stunning tunes exclusively for our book.
With regard to the texts, we excluded sentimental poems of poor quality. Instead, we unearthed hidden treasures by St. Thomas More (†1535), St. Robert Southwell (†1595), St. Philip Howard (†1595), Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman (†1890), and many others.
Literal translations were chosen, allowing the faithful to fully grasp the meaning of hundreds of ancient Latin prayers and poems of the Roman Liturgy. However, we also included many beautiful Latin hymns & poems, given beautiful yet faithful metrical translations into English. Click here to see an index of these only.
Articles about the Campion Missal:
6/6/12 • Initial Announcement
1/4/13 • Introduction by Vox Cantoris Blog
1/31/13 • Images of the 1st Edition
2/20/13 • Review by ChurchLatin.com
2/22/13 • Chant Café Review (alt.)
2/25/13 • Announcement for Organ Accompaniments
2/26/13 • Review by Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf
3/11/13 • Review by The Ictus
3/15/13 • Review by James T.M. Griffin
3/27/13 • Progress Report on NLM
4/04/13 • Guest Article by Jeff Ostrowski on Chant Café (alt.)
4/23/13 • Review by Fr. Christopher Smith
5/28/13 • Review by The Hermeneutic of Continuity (Blog)
7/17/13 • Exclusive NLM Interview on the 2nd Edition (alt.)
7/17/13 • Images of the 2nd Edition
8/12/13 • Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Reviews the 2nd Edition
8/12/13 • Reflections on the 2nd Edition by Dr. Kwasniewski
8/20/13 • Review of the 2nd Edition by Ben Yanke
9/12/13 • Reflections on the Campion Missal by Adam Wood
9/14/13 • Mater Misericordiae Mission
9/16/13 • Review by It’s All Straw (Blog)
12/5/13 • Review of the 1st Edition by A Catholic Life (Blog)
1/6/14 • Article: “How Artwork Should Be Inserted In Hand Missals”
11/16/14 • Review by Regina Magazine
2/4/14 • Review by Fr. Justin Nolan, FSSP
1/12/17 • Review by Fr. Michael Magiera, FSSP
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