Westminster Hymnal

Westminster Hymnal (1912). The Roman Catholic Westminster Hymnal was compiled by a committee of the Bishops’ Committee and published with the sanction of the Archbishops and Bishops of the Provinces of Westminster, Birmingham and Liverpool. The music editor, and the greatest influence on the book, was Richard Runciman Terry*, master of the music at Westminster Cathedral. It contained hymns 1-250 in English, ending with Faber*’s ‘Hark! hark! my soul! Angelic songs are swelling’*. Then followed Latin texts (251-263), some set in plainchant. The first part of the book followed the Christian year from Advent to Trinity Sunday, but thereafter showed a marked Catholic bias, with sections on...

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