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The following chart was prepared by a member of the Church Music Association of America. It is a comparison chart of Catholic Hymnals, including the Vatican II Hymnal, Adoremus Hymnal, St. Michael’s Hymnal, Lumen Christi Missal, & GIA’s Worship IV Hymnal. Corresponds to Roman Missal, 3rd Edition (“New Translation”) ? Includes complete readings which correspond to the current Catholic Lectionary ? Includes complete Responsorial Psalm texts with translations matching the current Catholic Lectionary ? Responsorial Psalm congregational melodies embdedded ? Complete Propers of the Mass included ? Partial and/or abridged Mass Propers included ? Contains the Official ICEL Settings (“Missal Chants”) ? Complete organ accompaniments available ? Complete organ accompaniments free online ? Choral edition available ? Contains a sizeable collection of hymns for the Catholic Mass ? Contains only traditional hymns easy for congregation to sing ? Contains hymns & songs written in a secular style ? Typesetting of all music is professional, unified, & pleasing ? Published with express permission of local Bishop ? Carefully & thoughtfully avoids all uneccessary page turns ? Layout is dignified & pleasing to the eye ? Includes traditional Catholic line art ? Hymns organized in a logical way, easy to “browse” and understand ? Hymns provided for all Sundays & major liturgical feasts ? Includes hymn selections for Ordinary Time ? Alphabetical listing of hymn titles placed as the final page of book (to assist congregation) ? Includes a considerable number of Gregorian chant Masses ? Indices are easy to use for the “average” Catholic ? Includes dignified, truly congregational Mass settings in English by various Catholic composers ? Are hymn texts changed in order to be “politically correct” and support heterodox and/or “progressive” Theology ? The lowest price (per pew book) for bulk orders ?
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