Very few people have a copy of this incredibly rare Catholic hymnal.
Jean de Brebeuf Hymnal
We assembled a staggering number of Catholic hymnals and selected only the very best material from each.
“Authorized by the archbishops and bishops of Scotland for use in the Scottish dioceses.”
A hymnal out of print for fifty years has been scanned by Mr. Colin E. Jackson!
Creating a metrical translation like that, so very literal, is stupefyingly difficult.
This Catholic hymnal was written by a priest named “Police.” (not kidding)
The fear was that Protestant translators might distort the theology contained in the ancient Catholic hymns…
Download all 572 pages—thanks to Peter Meggison!
Such underlay would be considered loathsome by composers like Guerrero. Indeed, it’s an impossibility!
PDF Download: Order of Mass (Latin & English) printed in THE CROWN HYMNAL of 1911.
A 355-page collection of English hymns by musicians from Westminster and Solesmes.