Thursday, March 18, 2010

Palmer/Burgess in print

I don't need to once again rehearse my admiration for these books, which are treasures in every way, and a great resource for any Catholic parish seeking to sing the propers.

The text of the music is English but the music itself is Gregorian. They have been in use in Anglo-Catholic parishes for a very long time but they have been absolutely unavailable for decades. The chants are arranged by the old calendar but are easily adapted to the new.

Not too long ago, people reported paying many hundreds of dollars, even a thousand dollars for them. Now they are $19 each.

More recent articles:

For more articles, see the NLM archives: