Harmonizing with Catholic heritage and your parish's classic music favorites, The Collegeville Hymnal is your source for the best of traditional music. It includes a wealth of established hymns - classic favorites your choir and assembly already enjoy singing. Particular attention has been given to the texts of these traditional hymns, and archaic and non-inclusive language has been eliminated except where texts of poetic importance are involved. Please note: Published in 1990, this hymnal has not been updated since the Roman Missal, Third Edition, but continues to be a gem for its selection of hymnody and other music for Roman Catholic liturgy.
Choosing from this eclectic collection of music is made simple by The Collegeville Hymnal's comprehensive set of indices. The indices are concise and easy to use and can assist you in planning the whole liturgical year.
All of the hymns have been arranged to meet the needs of the choir, assembly, and instrumentalists. These classic favorites add strength to your music program, and not-so-familiar hymns offer you an exciting opportunity to enlarge and enrich your parish's music base.
Parish Music directors have found that their parishioners enjoy these selections not least of all because they are easy to follow and highly singableand, therefore, a pleasure to learn! Building this kind of enthusiasm for new music can be easy for you as well with The Collegeville Hymnal.
Its perfect marriage of poetic texts and well-balanced harmonies makes The Collegeville Hymnal a resource you can rely on for music that is truly liturgical. This attention to quality sets it apart as a hymnal of lasting merit.
The Collegeville Hymnal features easy-to-find, easy-to-read, and easy-to-use music including
• 480 seasonal, sanctoral, and sacramental hymns
• Responsorial psalmody
• Gospel acclamations and canticles
• Latin music, chant
• Funeral and wedding music
• Music scored SATB when appropriate for the selection
• Attention to the use of inclusive language
• Complete set of indices: composer, author, meter, hymn tune, title, biblical references and topics
• Selections referenced by number in the margin