Also included are three (3) versions of the Stations of the Cross, by Fulton J. Sheen, Cardinal Ratzinger, and Alphonsus Liguori.
Jean de Brebeuf Hymnal
The brief little SATB piece, O Pater Sancte (PDF), has been requested by many. The full title is O Pater Sancte, Mitis Atque Pie (“Father most holy, gracious and forgiving”). The melody occurs many times in the The Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal—including on page 724 with a fabulous translation by Monsignor Knox. The tune […]
John Newton—who wrote “Amazing Grace”—was a slave trader, but ended up being caught and made a slave himself!
The Fulton J. Sheen Missal (1961) does something rather puzzling…
“Once there were lost islands, but most of them have been found…”
How exactly does the “Choral Supplement” look in real life?
Including a live recording of a hymn about a donkey. (Not kidding!)
Church musicians: Is this what we’re doing wrong?
What is a Catholic Hymnal? How old are these hymns?
The question of “Thee, Thy, Thou, Thine” • Speaks about whether referring to the “original version” of a hymn text makes sense • Treatment of the beautiful hymn melody called “Lafitau” and a harmonization by Claude Goudimel (d. 1572) with the melody placed into the Tenor voice+
Archbishop Sheen immediately replied: “Then I didn’t explain it correctly, because it should be a mystery” • Including Rex Sempiterne Caelitum, Jesu Nostra Redemptio, Vexilla Regis Prodeunt, Auctor Beate Saeculi, A Solis Ortus Cardine, Jesu Redemptor Omnium, Conditor Alme Siderum, Corde Natus Ex Parentis, Pange Lingua Gloriosi, Veni Creator Spiritus, and more!
Are you familiar with “Thaxted”—a beautiful hymn tune?
Examples: Non Abluunt Lymphae Deum, Rebus Creatis Nil Egens, Salve Caput Cruentatum, Sancti Venite, Victis Sibi Cognomina, Hoste Dum Victo Triumphans, and Jam Desinant Suspiria.
How to avoid that sickening feeling when you realize nobody—and I mean nobody—in the congregation knows the hymn you picked!
Big news! They discovered why Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” was never completed!
Most people comb desperately through the final pages, seeking the correct section…
(Be patient while it loads) —Easy to use, fully complete; what more could you ask?
Imagine trying to read from a score like this!
It’s interesting to compare the literal translations in the Brébeuf Hymnal to those done by Solesmes Abbey during the 1950s.
Can you hear the difference between females and males?