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May Jesus Christ be Praised!: Traditional Catholic Hymns

Book cover: 'May Jesus Christ be Praised!: Traditional Catholic Hymns'
In Ipso Press
Sacred Music
Resource Type:
Audio Tape

The McEneany Sisters, Maureen (23), Paula (19) and Brigid (14), Catholic homeschoolers all, sing eighteen traditional Catholic hymns and chants. Selections are: To Jesus' Heart All Burning, Jesu Dulcis Memoria, When Morning Gilds the Skies, Salve Regina, Panis Angelicus, Hymn to St. Gregory, Adoro Te Devote, On This Day O Beautiful Mother, O Lord I Am Not Worthy, Veni Creator Spiritus, Help Lord the Souls Which Thou Hast Made, Holy God, We Praise Thy Name, Dear Angel Ever at My Side, Mother Dearest Mother Fairest, Dear Guardian of Mary, O Salutaris Hostia, Tantum Ergo and Christus Vincit. The songs are performed acapella (i.e. without accompaniment - I'm quite partial to acapella music myself) and the voices are very sweet and clear. The pronunciation is quite good - I could make out most of the words (which is unusual for a choral recording). The hymns are sung with harmony while the chant is sung in one voice. The recording is clearly professional making this a very nice music supplement, pleasant and efficacious listening and an easy way to learn some of the good old Catholic hymns that have been so sorely neglected today. Paula McEneany indicated that you can find many of the hymns in The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book (reprinted by Neumann Press), the abridged edition (sold by Catholic Heritage Curricula). I also noticed that many of them are included in the Adoremus Hymnal (Ignatius Press) as well.

Reviewed By:
Alicia Van Hecke
Review Date:
Available From:
Out of Print

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