Sunday, August 12, 2012

More Hymn Tune Help

In response to my discussion of hymn tunes and the meaning of "Long Meter" two posts back, and helpful reader John Orzechowski sent me a link to this helpful Franciscan website  which explains even more of those puzzling little notations that are meant to indicate what melody may be used for the breviary hymns.

So thrilled am I to have this resource that I've put a tab (Hymn Tune Help) at the top of this page for myself, and anyone else who wants to master arcane secrets heretofore unknown to all but choir directors!

John also found a site with links to MP3 audio files of traditional Latin breviary hymns . Between this and the MP3 resources from the Mundelein Psalter website, Latin fans have everything they need to add some ancient flare to their daily liturgical hours.