Mr. Albert Bloomfield has done us a breathtaking favor.
Nobody knows the author or date of publication.
An extremely rare book from 1941, containing all your favorite Gregorian chants!
It looks so simple when placed in a booklet like that…
Enjoy this treasure trove of organ music from almost 400 years ago! Plus a few highlights from along the way.
How utterly strange to see such items!
Very few people have a copy of this incredibly rare Catholic hymnal.
Wow … I bet you’ve never heard this piece before!
I recorded all the voices, to demonstrate how it sounds…
A hymnal out of print for fifty years has been scanned by Mr. Colin E. Jackson!
…including a failed descant from 1983.
Could there be a nicer hymn than this? It is fresh and glorious.
When I saw this page, my opinion of Fortescue went down—but then I remembered…
Most German hymnals we’ve come across contain words only—but this one has harmonies!
…including rehearsal videos for each individual voice!
“Dom Pothier himself acted as an illustrator, decorating his work with vignettes, illuminated capitals, tailpieces, even full-page illustrations representing the mysteries of the Annunciation and Christmas.”
Do you see how “Old Hundredth” can be used in the Tenor voice?
I bet you’ve not seen this fascinating book!
If you like this, stay tuned—I’ll soon release a 1,200 page treasure!
This morning, I recorded the voice parts—but please pardon my screechy soprano notes!