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Adoremus Hymnal: Choir Edition, The by Adoremus - Hardcover - 1997 - from ACP Family Bookstore and Biblio.com

Adoremus Hymnal: Choir Edition, The

by Adoremus

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This book includes the Order of Mass, in both English and Latin, on facing pages. Gregorian Chant is presented for unison singing. Hymns, however, are herein presented in traditional, four-part arrangements. Complete Indexes, too. Two ribbons. Durable, smyth-sewn binding. 424 pages.

The much anticipated Adoremus Hymnal draws on the rich treasury of the Catholic tradition that will inspire Catholics to want to sing the great sacred music of our heritage. Beautifully bound, this hymnal is much more than a collection of hymns. Following the general plan in Musicam Sacram, this hymnal consists of three major sections: the Order of the Mass; musical settings for the Ordinary of the Mass; and a selection of over 170 of the most beautiful hymns ever written--for every season of the liturgical year and other feasts and holidays. All three sections include Latin and English selections.

In addition to this choir edition, there are also a pew edition and an organ edition. This choir edition includes harmonization for all hymns.

The music was selected on the basis of beauty, holiness, Catholic tradition, theological integrity, familiarity and simplicity. All the music is within the capabilities of every Catholic parish.

Special Features of This Hymnal:

  • This book follows the principles of the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on the Liturgy and the post-Conciliar Instruction On Sacred Music.
  • The Adoremus Hymnalprovides a carefully made but ample selection of the best hymns--both English and Latin--of the Church's tradition, as well as hymns more recently composed.
  • This hymnal includes Gregorian and English chant settings for the Ordinaries (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei).
  • Music for this book was selected by a committee of church musicians, parish priests, religious and laity (the ones who will be doing the singing!)
  • The Adoremus Hymnal includes the entire Order of Mass in Latin and English, with music for acclamations and responses.
  • This hymnal is beautifully and sturdily bound, with two ribbons, using the highest quality acid-free natural paper.
  • In this book, many traditional Latin hymns are in both Latin and English version (e.g., Ave Maria, Veni, veni Emmanuel).
  • All English hymns appear exactly as in what the editors consider the most familiar English texts (retaining sacred language--"thee" and "thou"--and using standard English--"brother," "man," and "mankind," not inclusive language).


"The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as a combination of sacred music and words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy. . . . Therefore sacred music is to be considered the more holy, the more closely connected it is with the liturgical action." -- Vatican Council II, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constition on the Sacred Liturgy.

"The Church recognizes Gregorian Chant as being specially suited to the Roman liturgy. Therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services." -- Vatican Council II, Sacrosanctum Concilium

". . . It is desirable also that an edition [of Gregorian chant] be prepared containing simpler melodies for use in smaller churches." -- Vatican Council II, Sacrosanctum Concilium

  • Bookseller: ACP Family Bookstore US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 0898706572
  • Title: Adoremus Hymnal: Choir Edition, The
  • Author: Adoremus
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0898706572
  • ISBN 13:9780898706574
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Place: San Francisco, California
  • Date published: 1997
  • Keywords: hymnal; choir music; choral
  • Bookseller catalogs: Liturgical Music;
  • Subjects: MUSIC / Religious / Hymns;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾

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