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Old Westminster Hymnal, coil bound By Richard Terry
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From the preface: This Hymnal is issued with the sanction of the Archbishops and Bishops of the provinces of Westminster, Birmingham and Liverpool. The Hymns ... number 250. They have been in part... More > selected and in part composed by Mr R R Terry, Mus.D., Organist and Choirmaster of Westminster Cathedral, who has also written and edited the harmonies. This eminent musician has here presented the public with a work of great originality and distinction, for which he is entitled to the thanks of the Catholic Church in English-speaking countries. The Hymns are what we have been accustomed to, but the musical setting is, on the whole, far more scientific and satisfying than anything that has hiterto appeared. There can be no doubt that it will conduce very much to the devotion and decorum of extra-liturgical worship and popular services to have one common manual of Hymns, which at once offers a suitable variety and prevents the undesirable introduction of amateur efforts and unedifying novelties.< Less
Old Westminster Hymnal By Richard Terry
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The Westminster Hymnal of 1912 was the culmination of years of work in cultivating vernacular hymnody and congregational music.Each piece is presented in SATB with alternative tunes for many... More > pieces.The music proper to liturgical worship is Gregorian Chant, and this hymnbook provides a selection of chant with organ accompaniment.Singing hymns in English is a more recent innovation in Catholic liturgy. R R Terry did great work in wedding metrical translations to tunes. The introduction discusses the divergence of tunes from the original compositions. It makes an enlightening read. Now with extra indices added, bringing it up to a later edition! Refer to hymns by Subject, Author or Composer or by the original first line of translated hymns. Same hymns, easier to navigate.< Less

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