One thing lacking in my hymnbook “A New Book of Old Hymns” was some explanation for people not enjoying immersion in chant. Most people take one look, say “great, but I can’t read that” and go no further. Two solutions spring to mind –
- a great tutorial in the hymnbook or
- a CD/DVD with audio/visual demonstration
No. 1 looks easier right now. It would be great if the local Schola could do the 2nd for me, but that doesn’t look likely.
I did make CDs of the free recordings from the Benedictine Monastery in Sao Paolo Brazil. One person has found that helpful. I have links to the mp3s on the webpage for the hymnbook brandt.id.au/music/hymnbook.
Anyway, here is the howto via scribd. feedback most appreciated.