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Our Fall 2017 Catalog is Now Available!

What was stage three???

In our Spring catalog this year, we said that we were rolling out that catalog in three stages. The only problem was, we never got past stage two! It turns out that stage three took us a little longer than we anticipated. But fear not! This catalog begins with what was going to be stage three of the last catalog - our new book, CNP Feedback: Right Answers to Rite Questions!! More on that below.

In addition to the new book, we have some great new music for you to use in your parish. We begin with a complete new Mass setting (cantor/cong) and a new setting of the Music for the Sprinkling Rite (SATB) by long-time CNP composer Colin Brumby, as well as the Canticle of Hannah by CNP co-founder, Gary Penkala. We also have four new, exciting vocal works that provide something for choirs large and small! These excellent pieces come to us from new CNP composers Heath Morber, David Caudill, and Jeffrey Quick, as well as via our Treasury of Sacred Music Series.

And it's all in one stage.


- The Staff of CNP

New Book


CNP Feedback: Right Answers to Rite Questions

- Gary Penkala, ed. Adam Taylor

One of the more popular sections of our website is the CNP Feedback articles in our Musical Musings pages. Adam Taylor has taken 57 of these articles, written by CNP co-founder Gary Penkala, updated them where necessary, and compiled them in this 220 page softcover book. In these articles you'll find clear explanations of rubrics, practical advise for choirs and organists, useful ideas for priests and liturgists, and some very enjoyable and amusing reading. Grab one for your bookshelf — and one for that musician friend!

New Liturgical Settings


Missa vinum bonum

- Colin Brumby

Simple enough for a chapel, but wise enough for a cathedral, this solid, straightforward Mass setting in the key of e minor can be sung by a cantor and organist leading the congregation.


Canticle of Hannah

- Gary Penkala

This extremely flexible, useful setting includes an SAB antiphon, whose text is the Old Testament Canticle at Morning Prayer during Week 2 of the Psalter, and eight unison English verses.


Music for the Sprinkling Rite

- Colin Brumby

The Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling Holy Water, which can replace the Penitential Act, is an ideal time for the choir to offer music, and these two SATB motets — Vidi aquam and Asperges me — are a perfect fit!

New Vocal Works


Eight Liturgical Rounds

- Heath Morber

Rounds are an effective and easy way to add some contrapuntal flair to your choral program! These three and four part rounds on texts spanning the liturgical year include a descant which can be sung or played on a C or B-flat instrument.


Mirabile mysterium

- David Caudill

A mildly dissonant, accessible SATB setting of the mystical text found as the Benedictus antiphon for Lauds of the Feast of the Circumcision. If you're looking for a wonderful, fresh anthem for Midnight Mass, this is it!

Ave verum 

Ave verum corpus

- Jeffrey Quick

This unison/2-part setting of the traditional text is written in the Romantic style of Elgar and Fauré. Useful for treble choir, adult choir and solo voice, it is a tremendously versatile piece that will be a staple in your choral repertoire!

Agnus Dei 

Agnus Dei

- G.P. da Palestrina, ed. Gary Penkala

This, the latest addition to our Treasury of Sacred Music series, is the Agnus Dei from Palestrina's Missa æterna Christi munera. It would be an ideal motet for Lenten liturgies or for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A or B) with its Gospel text, "Behold the Lamb of God."

Seminarian Discount!

Seminarians have it rough. On one hand, the number of new things they are required to purchase for their studies is extensive, and the cost of the education itself is not cheap. At the same time, they are full-time students, most with no steady income, and they're not looking at a financially lucrative salary post-graduation to help pay their school debts.

As a very small way to assist with this problem, CNP now offers a 25% discount on all orders made by U.S. Roman Catholic seminarians. To qualify for this discount:

  1. On the order form or checkout page, check the box marked "Seminarian".
  2. Have your order shipped to a U.S. Roman Catholic seminary (including PNAC).

That's it! Once we have verified the address, we will send you a bill (either by US mail or email via Paypal - you choose) with the discount applied.

Limited PDF samples available

At your request, we have begun to add PDF samples for the pieces in our catalog. Currently, all of our pieces from the Fall 2009 and later catalogs include PDF samples, and several others have been added, as well. We will be adding new ones as we are able. Enjoy!

Limited audio samples now available

You asked for it, you got it...more or less. We now have a very limited selection of audio samples available for pieces in our catalog. We will be adding new ones as we are able.

Standing Order Service

Check out our Standing Order Service. With it, you get all the new CNP music, hot off the press, at a 10-15% discount!!

Shopping Online - Fast and Easy!!

To make ordering as fast and easy as possible we have added shopping cart technology to our online catalog. When you see a piece you like, add it to your shopping cart and when you're ready order, just check out. Everything else is done for you.

If you have any problems using the shopping cart, online help is provided. Any questions not addressed there may be sent to

As always, if you prefer you can use our Online Order Form, or make your order via e-mail, telephone, or US mail.

Enjoy shopping!!!

Using Our Indices

Four primary indices are provided, each giving access to a list of secondary indices grouped according to category. The four primary indices are available via buttons on the left column of every page and include:
Liturgical Index
This index includes the categories found in our printed catalog and in the previous version of the online catalog, including Choral Music, Hymns and Carols, Liturgical Settings, and more!
Seasonal/Ritual Index
All our music is grouped here by Liturgical season (e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) and Church rituals (e.g. Marian, Eucharist, RCIA, etc.)
Resource Index
Looking for pieces for your 2-part choir? Or those with chant? Or...? This index conveniently groups our catalog items according to the resources needed to perform each piece.
Alphabetic Index
If you already know the name of the piece you want, this is where you want to look - all our music grouped alphabetically.

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