Vernacular hymns at Communion during EF High Mass—your thoughts?
Traditional Catholic Hymnals
To (re)Harmonize a Hymn—“Anima Christi” by Dr. Theodore Marier
I stand behind it to the extent that I have even volunteered to record several practice recordings, for which I have never received—nor will I ever receive—a single cent.
We can sometimes be so caught up in advancing Gregorian chant that we fail to remember that every single age in the history of the Catholic Church has seen forms of popular religious music…
A Catholic homeschooler shares her preparations for hymn study for the upcoming Advent season. She presents pieces from deep in the Brébeuf Hymnal, one from fond memories at her Catholic school, and closes with bells intoning the “Angelus”.
Book Review: “The First Christian Hymnal”
Father Rutler makes five crucial points.
I searched through the pages and could not find any reference to who put this hymn compilation together—although it seems to have been created about 30 years ago…
According to Bishop Sheen: “Christianity, unlike any other religion in the world, begins with catastrophe and defeat.”
“Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles”—the most influential post-conciliar hymnal—was never distributed by any large publisher!
How to avoid that sickening feeling when you realize nobody—and I mean nobody—in the congregation knows the hymn you picked!
The word “hymn” is one of the earliest music words in all languages…
On how tunes change over time, with a reflection on the sacred duty of hymn editors.
Top 10 Features • “An Ideal Extraordinary Form Hymnal”
“For every hymn which is unequivocally denounced as ‘schmaltzy’ expect to find someone for whom that hymn is what sustained them through a particularly bleak time.”
Five tips for rousing, inspiring hymn playing!
Covid-19 has forced many parishes to remove all hymnals from their pews: A perfect opportunity for change!