Latin Hymns

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Vatican II mandated that the Church's treasury of sacred music is to be preserved and cultivated with great care -in particular, Gregorian chant and Latin were to retain pride of place. That's the last most Catholic heard of either.

But a half-century before Vatican II, the great priest-liturgist Adrian Fortescue was doing for his own parishioners what the Church would later demand. How? By compiling the greatest Latin hymns of the ages-with his own exquisite translations-into one volume, for singing and meditation.

This new facsimile edition reproduces the 1913 edition-as set by Stanley Morison, the finest typographer of his time. It also includes Fr. Fortescue's original Preface and a new Afterword by Michael Davies.

Please note that this book contains the words only - no musical notation.

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  • Format(s): Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-91214-113-8
  • Product Code: RC1138
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: December 01, 1994
  • Categories: Hymnals and Missals, Latin Mass

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