Braille hymns and hymnals, USA
Braille hymns and hymnals, USA. The St Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book (Philadelphia, 1922), compiled and edited by Nichola Montani (1880-1948, distinguished and controversial composer, conductor, and former liturgical music editor for G. Schirmer, New York) was published in 1926 as the first braille hymnal. Today, many Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant hymnals are available in two electronic platforms, Braille Ready Format (BRF) and American Standard Code for Information Exchange (ASCII).
One of the principle challenges of braille hymnals presented in ASCII format is its inherent bulk. For example, H82 requires 13 volumes, The Presbyterian Hymnal (1990) 18 volumes, and ELW is...
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