Corpus Christi watershed have unveiled plans for their new St Edmund Campion Missal and Hymnal for the Extraordinary form of the Mass. It is a great idea – an all in one pew book with everything you need to join in all the parts of the Latin Mass that people are supposed to – singing… Continue reading DIY Missal and Hymnal
One way to bind a book so it can open flattish and look passably traditional. To start with take a stack of paper. Run it through the printer if you like printed books, or leave blank if you like books to write or draw in. Thick books are a great way to learn how to… Continue reading DIY book binding
Ah, back to the actual physical side of making books – paper, glue, bits of cloth. Here we have my fancy bindery. The wooden book press came mostly from Hamish MacDonald’s bookbinding blog. It was my biggest woodworking project ever. Then I asked my husband how to do some modifications and he took it and… Continue reading Book binding
Note: relative pronouns are “who”, “whom” and “whose”. For example, some books would write “Lamb of God Who takest away the sins…” or “Our Father Who art in heaven”. As far as I can tell, it is a matter of style. The Liturgical Press, Collegeville Minnesota has a style guide that puts pronouns referring to… Continue reading Whether to capitalize relative pronouns referring to God?
My latest preoccupation has been making a hymnbook. This is much more interesting than the last one, mostly owing to including copyright hymns this time. I have dealt with copyright before. The Christus Rex Pilgrims’ Book included two copyright hymns. This new book is running at about 17 at the moment. First step is to… Continue reading How to make your own hymnbook
Which is your favourite? The painstakingly correct Westminster Hymnal? The St Basil Hymnal? The Australian mainstay of parish choirs the St Pius X Hymnal? They are all available online! Firstly the national Library of Australia has the Pius X Hymnal in melody edition and accompaniment. Next the Internet Archive has the Westminster Hymnal and the… Continue reading Hymnbooks online!