Latin Hymns

Item Number: 18279

Catalog Code: LH

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0-912141-13-1
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7 1/2"  (19.0 cm) x 4 3/4"  (12.0 cm) x 0 3/4"  (1.90 cm)
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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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