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Title: The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book
Editor: Nicola A. Montani
Release Date: December 2, 2007 [EBook #23673]
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ST. GREGORY HYMNAL ***
I fondly remember singing from the St. Gregory hymnal in grade school.
Looking down from the choir loft in the back of the church and standing
five feet from the shouting organ pipes that stretched from floor to
ceiling leaves a glorious impression on a ten year old!
My skill in Latin consists of two years in high school over fifty years
ago. I remember most of the pronunciation, but the precise meanings and
poetic meter is lost on me. I have carefully compared the printed text
with the transcription, but poetic structure may be incorrect.
My primary goal is to provide a source for singers and musicians who love the old Latin hymns, as I do. I hope this will help spread the joy provided by these "Oldies, but goodies." All the text of the lyrics and
other material have been transcribed to this document for research and indexing. If you can only remember a few words of a hymn, a simple search should find the full text.
The HTML version provides the original images of the pages suitable for
printing and immediate use. Contrary to the usual Gutenberg guidelines,
the page numbers are left to provide easy reference to the original
The page images are stored as 1100 X 1600 GIF files to minimize file
size and preserve fidelity. On my computer a single sheet page fills an
8.5 by 11 inch sheet by setting the print scaling factor to 75%. A
scaling factor of 40% produces a page the size of the original book (4.3
X 6.0 inches). Some files are both facing pages because they are read
and sung using both pages. These print in the original size at 40%
scaling in either portrait or landscape format. "Your results may vary."
The HTML index provides both the hymn or work number in the
center column and the page numbers in the right hand column.
Clicking on the hymn number take you to the text. Clicking on
the page numbers displays the original page image.
The image files are named for easy access. N145_P226.gif is the
first page (226) of hymn number 145. N145_P227.gif is the
second page (227) of hymn number 145.
Occasion or Theme: ADVENT
A Complete Collection of approved English and Latin Hymns, Liturgical
Motets and appropriate Devotional Music for the various seasons of the
Liturgical Year. Particularly adapted to the requirements of Choir,
Schools, Academies, Seminaries, Convents, Sodalities and Sunday Schools.
(One line music with complete text)
The St. Gregory Guild
1705 Rittenhouse St.
Copyright 1920 by Nicola A Montani
British Copyright Secured
All Rights Reserved
Printed in U.S.A.
J. M. CORRIGAN
Philadelphia, July 7, 1920
+ D. J. DOUGHERTY
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