Friday, March 09, 2007

Mundelein Psalter

For those interested, The Mundelein Psalter is now available for pre-order off the LTP website and will be available in May 2007. 1-24 copies: $40.00 each / 25 or more: $35.00 each.

It is noteworthy to note that the tones from this psalter were composed by Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB, who is doing pioneering and important work in this field.

For more on this Psalter, please see the Adoremus article on this project.

Description from the LTP website:

Douglas Martis, editor

The Church’s prayer must be allowed to speak for itself, to express the joy and grief, the anguish and elation of God’s children across the ages and around the globe. This volume hopes to offer an opening to the radical beauty of the Judeo-Christian prayer, in an accessible, comprehensible way. -– from the Introduction

The Mundelein Psalter is the first complete one-volume edition containing the approved English-language texts of the Liturgy of the Hours with psalms that are pointed for the chanting of the Divine Office. The music consists of simple yet beautiful Gregorian-based modes composed for this Psalter. Developed at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, the Psalter is designed for use by priests, deacons, religious, and laity, making singing the hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours easier for all. The Mundelein Psalter offers communities the opportunity to come together in prayer and celebrate the Divine Office as it was intended, with voices raised.

Features of The Mundelein Psalter:

Translations of hymns proper to each ferial day and a selection of hymns for feasts and solemnities (taken from the editio typica).

Music with the ancient modal settings is provided for each hymn. Hymns are also arranged to be sung with any long meter (lm) tune.

A collection of 14 optional modes that can be used as needed.

It uses the Grail Psalms and contains Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Night Prayer. It also includes the Sanctoral cycle and the Office for the Dead.

A Pastoral Implementation Guide for the progressive implementation of the Liturgy of the Hours in a parish setting.

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 1200 pages

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