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To: siunevada; sandyeggo; AnAmericanMother

I just did a search and came up with two hymnals that look great AND liturgical!

St. Michael Hymnal

Adoremus Hymnal

It seems that An American Mother’s parish uses Adoremus.

I think there are more than just a few fed up with the OCP stuff — so I am thinking about ordering perusals of these two for our priest and pastoral council. It will eventually get to the music director.


19 posted on 06/21/2007 9:49:51 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Those are both good hymnals and I think ordering a couple could only be a good thing. But there are going to be changes in the near future, mostly because of the new translation that will come out at some point (it keeps getting delayed), and this may affect what will be in all of the hymnals. Also, I have heard that even the loosey goosey publishers have suddenly begun looking for chant arrangements, traditional hymns, etc. The worm is turning.

Right now, my sister is at a workshop on Gregorian chant - and it was oversubscribed only a couple of weeks after it was announced. They have a waiting list for future conferences, and my sister told me that probably at least a third of the attendees are under 30.

Give your parish people some input but be prepared for (positive!) changes in the near future. And of course, after the motu propio, who knows what the future may hold?


21 posted on 06/21/2007 10:09:56 AM PDT by livius
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To: Salvation
The choir uses Adoremus as well as the St. Gregory Hymnal, a real oldie but a goodie (originally published in the 20s, we have a reprint of the 1941 edition with all the supplements included).

The congregation uses The Liturgical Press's missalette "Celebrating the Eucharist".

This is nowhere near as bad as OCP -- it's a fairly orthodox publication and the hymn selection always includes good old traditional standards ("O Sacrament Most Holy") as well as a number of German and English Protestant traditional hymns (mostly Lutheran and Anglican). It does have some of the awful Haugen/Haas/St. Looey Jebbie stuff in it, but that's just a sop to the folks who like it. Our choirmaster throws in one of the hymns periodically to placate the fans in the congregation . . . which means we never have to do any trashy anthems. Fair tradeoff.

The Liturgical Press is also putting out the St. John's Bible, the first handwritten Bible in centuries. The art is splendid -- it is very modern, but well drawn, with good use of color and design.

One of my favorites. It looks to me like a homage to Rembrandt's Adoration of the Shepherds.

23 posted on 06/21/2007 10:46:39 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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