ERIOUS CATHOLICS can finally purchase an exemplary hymnal that doesn’t mimic or “build upon” Protestant models. The pew edition is utterly sleek, and the supplemental materials (accompaniment volumes, rehearsal videos, choral supplement, etc.) are innovative and powerful. A member of the Catholic Organist Group wrote: “I have never encountered such a prolific and astoundingly interesting hymnal; I just read it for an hour and I’ve barely scratched the surface. I’m hanging on every word. It’s just as much a lesson in theology, Christian tradition, the history of sacred hymnody, and inspiring Christian bio-epic of the North American martyrs as it is a hymnal. It could easily stand as a primary text to a course, and is almost overkill as a pew aid.”
The Brébeuf Hymnal contains three times as many hymns as its competitors.
* Purchase the Pew Edition
—932 pages, Hardcover, Smyth-Sewn, 6×9.
Bulk quantities are just $25.99 per book: Learn more.
* Purchase the Choral Supplement
—1,192 pages, Hardcover, Smyth-Sewn, 7.44×9.69.
Bulk quantities are just $19.99 per book: Learn more.
The Choral Supplement must be used in conjunction with the pew edition.
* Purchase Organ Accompaniment (vol. 1 of 3)
—Corresponding to pages 006-306 of the Pew Edition; 8.5×11 softcover; 445 pages; spiral bound.
* Purchase Organ Accompaniment (vol. 2 of 3)
—Corresponding to pages 312-564 of the Pew Edition; 8.5×11 softcover; 429 pages; spiral bound.
* Purchase Organ Accompaniment (vol. 3 of 3)
—Corresponding to pages 653-876 of the Pew Edition; 8.5×11 softcover; 418 pages; spiral bound.
Download the hymnal indexes, sample pages, and more below!
By permission of the JP2 institute, Watershed will be providing hundreds of rehearsal videos free of charge. Some examples:
Hymn #090 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
Hymn #222 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
Hymn #242 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
Hymn #382 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
Hymn #402 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
Hymn #428 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
Hymn #502 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
Hymn #528 • VIDEO | This is a unison hymn
The Brébeuf Hymnal has been reviewed and compared by Mr. Dan Craig.
* Instructional Video • FIRST SECTION vs. SECOND PART
—YouTube: “Using the Brébeuf Index Correctly”
* PDF Download • SEASONAL INDEX
(For personal use, uploaded by Veronica Moreno)
* PDF Download • COMPLETE INDICES
(Material from the Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal)
* PDF Download • SNIPPETS INDEX (8,000 entries)
—Please be patient as this massively helpful page loads!
* YouTube Video • “Most Catholic Indexes”
—This shows the rationale behind the Brébeuf indices.
* CCWatershed Article • ORGAN ACCOMP.
(Additional info Re: the Organ Accompaniment volumes)
* PDF Download • ADDITIONAL ARTICLES
(Ten articles about the Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal)
* Blog Article • SOURCE MATERIAL
(Many of the old Catholics hymnals we scanned can be downloaded here)
* PDF Download • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
(Salient points about this hymnal on a single sheet)
* Photographs • CHORAL SUPPLEMENT
(The Brébeuf Choral Supplement has started to arrive in mailboxes!)
* PDF • “What People Are Saying”
(Testimonials from Catholics in the pews.)
* PDF • “What Experts Are Saying”
(Testimonials from authorities on Sacred Music.)
The Brébeuf Hymnal was produced by the the John Paul II Institute for Liturgical Renewal, and is distributed by the excellent AERO Corporation. Nine members from Corpus Christi Watershed were chosen to assist the JP2 Institute in the production of this superb hymn book. Corpus Christi Watershed is a 501(c)3 public charity. In the interest of full disclosure, any artists who contributed to the Brébeuf hymnal—texts, melodies, harmonizations, artwork, and so forth—receive standard royalties.
Contact the John Paul II Institute with questions about the Brébeuf Hymnal.