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Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (CD & Book)

Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (CD & Book)

Anthony Esolen, Ph.D.

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Includes Hymns on Audio CD!

Real Music
 by Anthony Esolen – and the accompanying CD of 18 hymns recorded by the St. Cecilia Choir of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago - is a comprehensive and fascinating guide, in print and song, to the great hymns of the Church. It shows that, unlike much of what is sung in too many Catholic churches today, good music, “Real Music”, combines great poetry with doctrinally sound lyrics and beautiful melody. 

With noted Catholic author Anthony Esolen as your guide and the St. Cecilia Choir as your muse, join the Catholic Musical Renaissance which is truly a recovery of the best that has been sung and prayed down through the ages. You’ll be glad you did. 

Real Music is arranged by events in the life of our Lord and the seasons and Sacraments of the Church. This book/CD set will teach you much about poetry, music, and the Catholic Faith itself. What better way to learn your Faith than through beautiful music! 

Whether at home in your favorite easy chair, or among friends in an informal class at your parish, Real Music will bring you deep into the lyrics and melodies of the great hymns that so magnificently offer praise and honor to God. 

Real Music is meant to be savored; first by reading Esolen’s masterful explication of the poetic, melodic, and doctrinal elements of a hymn and then listening to the hymn itself on the accompanying CD.

Music Samples from CD:

Ah, Holy Jesus

At the Lamb’s High Feast

Come Down, O Love Divine

Jesus, Priceless Treasure

Lead, Kindly Night

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Soldiers of Christ Arise

Songs of Praise the Angels Sing

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

There Is a Land of Pure Delight

Who Would True Valor See

O God of Earth and Altar

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Christian, Dost Thou See Them

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

What Star Is This?

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