Parishes all around the country are discovering what you may already know: "The Collegeville Hymnal" meets all of a parish's liturgical needs and musical aesthetics.
With its impressive mix of musical styles, usability, comprehensiveness, diversity, and balance, "The Collegeville Hymnal" will reflect your commitment to provide your parish with superb music.
Whether the need is for traditional music or the best in new music, "The Collegeville Hymnal" answers with a well-rounded collection for the weekly worship of Catholics. Join parishes around the country in discovering "The Collegeville Hymnal."
Meeting the diverse needs of your parish "The Collegeville Hymnal" strengthens congregational participation through the highest standards in music and liturgy. It serves as a comprehensive music resource that invites and encourages singing in the parish but does not neglect the choral and cantorial music recommended by the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy and the American Bishops. That purpose has been achieved for choir directors, cantors, and congregations like your own who desire a hymnal that fills all your music needs: traditional and contemporary hymns, sung Masses, weddings, funerals, Responsorial Psalms, and more.
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.
Harmonizing with Catholic heritage - 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.
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.
Enriching your parish's repertoire with the best of the new music from contemporary composers "The music in The Collegeville Hymnal" includes the best in new music. Parish music directors tell us our new music complements the singing style of the assembly, set the proper mood, and provides a feeling of excitement.
They have found that their parishioners enjoy these selections not least of all because they are easy to follow and highly singable - and, 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 new music that is truly liturgical. This attention to quality sets it apart as a modern 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
* Mass Ordinary parts with Eucharistic acclamations
* Latin music, chant
* Funeral and wedding music
* Complete Masses: 11 English and 2 Latin
* 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