From time to time, you may notice that I mention playing a recording of a Church hymn. Over the years, I have built my own little library of CDs (now, of course, we can do so on our IPods, etc.) of sacred hymns to use both for my own enjoyment/inspiration and for use in catechetical settings. Recently, I just added a couple of CDs of traditional Catholic hymns to balance out my collection which is heavily contemporary. Here are a few of the collections I have with links so that you can peruse further. (Note: catechists are not expected to spend the money it requires to build such a library. Many catechetical leaders have such resources available for catechists to use on occasion. At the same time, some catechists spend money on their own resources as part of their overall stewardship).
I have a number of CDs by individual artists (David Haas, Grayson Warren Brown, etc.) however I am focusing here on collections of hymns. Any recommendations to add?